“She’s a wild child
Got a rebel soul with a whole lot of gypsy wild style
She can’t be tied down but for a while
I’ll be falling free and so alive
Might break my heart but God she drives me wild child” ~ Kenny Chesney ~ “Wild Child”
ss 0.8 f 22 iso 100
“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle
This image was taken during the evening blue hour on the Pacific Coast in February. The “blue hour” refers to the period of twilight every morning and evening when the sun is below the horizon and the indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue with a cool color temperature.
To learn more about the blue hour, the golden hour and twilight feel free to read this great article by PetaPixel.
Remember, tomorrow is Thursday and I will be posting a black and white image on Monochromia. Be sure to stop by!
SS 1.6 f 22 ISO 64
“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” – Henri Matisse
Notice the shutter speed above. The long exposure created the soothing, serenity effect of the water. Long exposure is my favorite technique when shooting water. I love the calming feeling that lends to mindfulness, peace and a joyful heart.
SS 100, f 14, ISO 400
“No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind.” – Tom Watson
This image was taken during the 5:15 pm bagpipe session at Spanish Bay Golf Resort. The sun was setting and the haze, clouds, and colors were dynamic. I wanted to capture the bagpipe player in a mystical, yet methodical way, thus I used the background as my focus and captured the bagpipe player as a silhouette so that the mind naturally wonders to the sound of the music amidst the light and the ocean breeze.
To see this image in black and white – just as dramatic as the image in color, visit Monochromia, a black and white photography blog, for my Thursday post. I’d love to hear which image you prefer.
Have a fabulous weekend! And, may the sun be at your back.