“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!
“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.
This image was taken with a wide open shutter at a speed of 1.3. My goal was to capture the sunset while freezing the motion of the water to obtain the cotton candy effect. You can see how white and solid the water is on the tide coming in/going out. I love this effect and find it to be soothing and peaceful. Have a fabulous week!
“My love for you is a prayer, she thought. Love is the only prayer I know.” – Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon
What Lies Beyond
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” – John Lennon
This image, taken during our recent trip to the Pacific Northwest, reminded me of something from a fantasy novel. The first story, one of my favorites, that came to mind was The Mists of Avalon. The image made me think of fairies living amongst the trees thus the selection of quotes to accompany the image.