Close in Peace

Close in Peace

I never quite feel satisfied, leaving a place when I have not gotten a photograph I like — it always feels as if something is unfinished.
This was my experience on a recent trip to Monterey, CA, until the very last moment as the sun was setting. Everything became still, except for the swirling tide. The birds settled on their rocks, an amazing color came into the sky and I set up this long-exposure photograph!

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Wave upon wave

Wave upon wave

From an unseen future, waves break into the present but soon become a memory

A Moment Outside

A Moment Outside

I find that I am often drawn to scenes which transport me elsewhere. I remember watching Mary Poppins a child and wishing I too could jump into a painting and disappear into another time or place for a while!
In making images, I try to impart that ‘other-worldliness’ or create a window to somewhere else. When I saw this scene, shrouded in mist, it reminded me of a memory – something from the past, which I was fortunate enough to get a fleeting glimpse of.