The beach offers me endless inspiration, stimulating my senses with the light, the life, the variety…and the sameness.
The ocean and the shoreline is an endless variety of blues, whites, and grays. Some days the colors are vibrant and fully saturated, other days, they are muted–layering hues of a single color in subtle textures like this image of a seagull taking flight toward the wave rolling in.
Sometimes the sky is reflected in the wetness of the ground. Clouds to walk in, waves to walk in…echoes of each other.
And look up and see the clouds like waves, a backdrop for a tiny airplane, perhaps a biplane, awash in blue and white.
It is the monochromatics of the beach that help me see texture, that force me to look closely to notice the daily changes and the endless variety of the cliffs, the waves, the sky, the shoreline…
Light and angle–twin photography tools–teach me about seeing and finding the beauty in the extraordinary sameness of the beach.