A famous song text by Bertold Brecht. One of the English translations is, “Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear…” — I am still wondering though if somebody might have bought it if this post’s title had been “Been diving…” — And I just realize since this is a marine animal it might be a good choice for Paula’s Thursday’s Special.
The Shipping Forecast is actually a service by BBC Radio, apparently well known in Britain. Here‘s a link in case you are curious.
“Gracefulness is a tricky quality – it manifests itself as an effortless, subtle harmony between a subject and its environment,” writes Ben Huberman in The Weekly Photo Challenge. Nicely said, I think – and here is my response: I often find nature’s gracefulness (if I can call it that) by the water.
Long term projects and assignments (to myself) are part of my photographic practice. There are often two or three topics or themes I want to tackle when I go out to photograph; some take the form of picture series. I would like to share a couple of “assignments”, partly because I think you could enjoy them too, partly because I am curious about the solutions you might come up with. Every month will be dedicated to a little project, an idea, or an assignment (call it what you like), giving you ample time to “work” on it.
Once you feel you are done, post your results and leave a link to your post here – and do not forget to link to my original post so that other visitors might participate (it works just the same way as the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenges, only on a monthly basis). So here we go with this month’s idea:
Water, Wood, Stone – I find myself drawn to those few “elements”, and I often try to show these things in themselves. For this month’s project, I decided to do a series of pictures showing a particular “element.” (Note: The pictures in this post are re-posts – there shall be new material, of course!)
Who would fathom the depth* of the little harbor of Goes (Holland)? I was not up to it: too cold! | *Today’s theme at the Weekly Photo Challenge. Head over for an in-depth browsing through beautiful photos!
A Monday walk in early January took us south-east from Zoutelande. We did not quite reach Dishoek though on account of the icy wind. The breakwaters lent themselves to trying some abstract photography though, before we found a bit of shelter in the dunes on our way back (along with some WW II bunkers which were photographed with black and white film and will be part of my “Fragments of a Language of Terror”).