The Dance Of The Sea
ISO100 | 17mm | f7.1 | 0.6 sec
Nikon D700 | Nikon 16-35mm
Point Arkwright, QLD
The title of this image comes from a conversation I had with my mother about the ability to see things differently, as a photographer.
She didn’t see anything special in these rocks, and why would she? The compositional elements, the sky and the background all seemed fairly mundane. It was the ability, she said, to visualise how the water was going to move when it wrapped itself around the rocks and pulled back into the ocean, that made her realise what I saw – not quite in the same way, but that to recognise the movements and remember them, to time them correctly and to have the right angle. Either way, I see like this, to imagine is to be alive, to create is to live, to stop, would be death.