Two weeks ago it was a touch grey, but not now. This is photography time.
If summer is about the gallery and all it’s demands then this period is about the “creative”. It’s time to visualise, shoot, etc etc.
Yesterday was away.
No crowds, great waves, beautiful location and amazing light. I didn’t shoot and I didn’t surf. I just sat there and took it all in. Very inspiring and almost like a rest before the momentum that lies ahead.
There are already plans in place for this season’s creative activity and actually some of it is already captured and is sitting on the computer waiting for post to begin. The additional images are well thought out and I’m keen as to get it started. There will be a small break while I do the tourist thing myself but in about two weeks it’s all systems go.
The hidden “lesson” from yesterday happened as we “jetskied” up a local river. Sheet glass water surface giving the perfect inverted reflection of the amazing forest on the bank. The reflection mirrored the real scene. Very Jimi Hendrix if you know what I mean. Words can’t do it justice.
Back in the car and in the quiet moments of thought on the drive home I started tumbling through the ideal equipment to shoot such a scene. Dream equipment chosen and now the number crunching starts. Expensive would be an understatement and that’s a big commitment. There is of course the other reality. You can never have everything. Not right now anyway.
Up shot, I’m going to run with what I’ve got. Camera of choice right now Nikon D800 and a fair scattering of their beautiful lenses. This year’s project is the “Crystal Project” and more images from this magnificent iconic coastline.
Not sure about next year. The “Jimi Hendrix river scene” might be a goer then. Maybe, maybe not. This year looks great but lets tick it over one year at a time.
Footnote from yesterday. “It” is out there, you just have to look. The quality of surf we found yesterday was exceptional. And we had it to ourselves. You want it? Get a car, get a weather map and get out there.