Shoreline, Vessel and Clouds

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black and white / Landscape Photography / vancouver island

Black and white long exposure photograph of an offshore boat

Shot at Willows Beach in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, May 14 — a couple of days ago. Despite movement in the cloud caused by a moderately long exposure, there is a sense of stillness that attracts me in this picture. In some ways, the photograph reflects the location where it was created but in others, it has a life of its own. It may sound absurd but, as the maker of the image, I immediately notice the absence of sound. There are people on and near the beach and there is some vehicular traffic in the background. These things don’t form part of the experience of the photograph. Perhaps that is why pictures often seem a world away from the place that gave rise to them.


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