I have the benefit of having two remarkable artists as critics, Larry Fodor and Leigh Toldi. I am often envious of painters, their ability to create images that exist only within their own imaginations give them a freedom that is not often replicated in photography. I have often wondered if it is possible to photograph something that can appear painting like. Today’s image is one that I feel comes close to that goal.
This image is a close up of a very small water passage that leads from the cliffs above Muscle Rock Shoreline across the beach to the ocean. Tracy and I were at the beach one glorious afternoon and as we were walking, I spotted the very small body of water as it moved toward the ocean. Tracy moved ahead as I examined the sand and markings around the ‘river’ of water. It was marked with dark blue and black sand in addition to a multitude of colors. The texture of the sand added much to the scene as I examined it through my camera. So I framed the image and took the shot.
Although I did not ‘paint’ this image, I am very pleased with the results. An abstract image born from the influence of painters.