Beach Study, Lofoten, March 2011
The last posts here on the blog has been images of grand views so I thought it’s about time to slow things down a bit with something more intimate and abstract. This is a beach study from my recent trip to Lofoten. It’s fascinating how these detail studies of the landscape can give you so much. Or as Eliot Porter put it:
“Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.”
- Eliot Porter
I was out on the beach searching for interesting patterns as I became aware of the reflections of some colorful clouds in the sky. Instead of searching for dry areas I looked for areas with water running through, reflecting the sky. The reflections only showed in certain angles so it took a while to find a good spot to place the tripod.
I find this image complex both in terms of lines and colors. What otherwise is a nearly monochrome subject is here transformed into a colorful display of line and shape, light and shadow.