Ever the optimist, I guess: When I read this week’s photo challenge, I immediately had to think of the waste afloat on our oceans. Well, here is my contribution: What goes around, comes around. Literally.
This picture was made last year, and scanned, and then put aside. I stumbled upon it when I looked for panoramas for Paula’s Black and White Sunday – and realized (yet again) that it sometimes takes me a while to come to appreciate a picture.
Pondering the subject of this week’s photo challenge, I realize that water points towards the concept of infinity in so many ways: On the shore, I often see (or actually do not see) the sea touch the sky. I witness the tides, and with that I suddenly understand water is always going somewhere. Like infinity, I cannot grasp it. The picture shows water running over a sandy beach in a rivulet. Capturing its movement, I found a beast’s eye –
Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable
This is a contribution to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Oceans.
Making people look at what they usually overlook, making them see what they did not see before has always been one of the central objectives of photography. It is indeed rewarding to charge everyday scenes and objects with mystery. But the longer I photograph, the better I seem to understand that first and foremost it is light which accounts for an unusual appearance – both in the wotld that surrounds us and in pictures. There is nothing like getting drunk on light…