- Garrapata rocks
Sometimes, even though it's not great art, one simply has to make the image in order to cross it off the Bucket List. I've always wanted to see Garrapata, just because. I've now done it and can move on.
And move on I did. Just south of Garrapata, on the south side of the famous Bixby Bridge, there is a lofty viewpoint pullout. (I'm not too proud to use tourist overlooks as a location for my artwork.) It was a spectacular day with a roiling sea and thin clouds veiling a bright setting sun. Here are a couple from that spot that I'm quite happy with. As is often the case, I can't decide which I like better. I'll need to live with them for a while to see which wears better over time.
And there is a horizontal version, too. In fact, with this kind of subject I typically make lots and lots of exposures in an attempt to capture just the right combination of waves. Yesterday, for example, I made 269 exposures over five different compositions — in the hopes of finding one or maybe two "keepers." Sure am glad I'm not doing this with sheet film!
The Road Show is starting to yield some potential for my own photography, even if it was a slow start. That's what happens when one spends months behind the desk without exercising one's creative eye. It takes a while to get into the groove again. I guess this is an argument for working with more regularity. And for getting out of the office more often.
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