Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Creative Photo #14 - Week 3
For this week's Creative Photo I am looking to my film archives. This was taken on that one occasion that I actually was able to take a trip to Florida during December 1980. It was cool to the natives, but this snowbird thinks that any day you can wear a cotton sweater around Christmas, it is a perfect day (it was -14F in Hartford that day). Armed with a simple Canon 50mm rangefinder, this shot was taken along the west side of the Intercoastal Waterway in Jensen Beach (Martin County). I remember this photo, and it jumped at me when I was looking through the book tonight.
To me, especially on the near shore, the shot looks as it might be an Impressionist's work - just as if the artist was just dabbing colors on canvas. It seems that way. I see the artist's detail in the clouds on the far side - the sort of sky you see over the ocean, just filtering over the beach. I like looking at this, a nice view of a perfect trip!