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.