Last week’s 52 Frames challenge was water and I was initially excited because I was going to be by water all week long. Excellent. Only the fog and rain came. Not so excellent. So I challenged myself to capture the mood of the bay in my images.
I experimented with black and white, which gave it a film noir feel. Not quite was I was going for, but I do like how the wharf looks and the little figure at the base of the cliff.
In this image I was up high, on my own cliff. In the image below, I moved down to the base of the cliffs (about five minutes of walking on mud and sand) to get a different perspective.
Things were fading fast as the sun dipped in and out of clouds so I had to work quickly to catch the light reflections on water and beach. I wasn’t really happy with this shot but I do like the cliffs in it.
I kept walking down the beach and then turning around to take another shot from a slightly different view point each time. I ended up submitting this shot, which has water and fog and dusk colors. A bit of cropping and post-processing to bring up the light since I didn’t get the settings quite correct in camera.
This was week 50, two more to go in this year. So far, I’ve completed them all. Two more weeks and I’ll be a two-time streaker.
52 Frames is a free photography community: every week, you receive a new challenge in email and submit one photo before midnight EST. It’s a great way to get in the habit of taking pictures and stretching your imagination as well as your photography skills.
If you want to be a better photographer,
stand in front of more interesting stuff.
4 thoughts on “52 Frames: Water”
First I have heard of the 52 weeks challenge. Might just have to try that in 2020! Linda Harrison-Parsons
If you do, let me know! Many people form small FB groups for more individual conversations and suggestions during the week as we work on the challenge. I find that helps me stay motivated.
50 outta 52! You can do it. Love these moody shots.
This was a great post Annie. I love your photography work and all the moods you endeavor to capture. It’s all about everything, right? I’m inspired by your dedication to photography and how you continue to stretch yourself in learning new skills and new ways to “see.” And, yes, sometimes it is that simple…”Stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Love that! I might try 52 frames. A good challenge. Keep up the good work Annie 🙂