June 24, 2010

Life's a Beach - And a Bitch

Look | Sensory Inspiration

If I am at the beach I am in the water.  Even if the temperature is, well, overly refreshing.

Beach Fences
The cold water shock followed by hot sun warming set my vision alive.

The View From Here
What's right with this picture?  I am at the beach... working!  Nothing like shooting first person stock photography. The image title comes from the name of my photo-consultant friend Selina Maitreya's audio business guide for photographers.

Lifeguards Kevin Aufiero and Brendan Adams survey Duxbury (Mass.) Beach.  As I endeavored to fill my frame with storytelling details, I thought of two photographer friends, both facing the death of family members.  As I strained to compose so that Mr. Aufiero's nose crested the horizon line, salty tears rolled down my salty cheeks.  And as I shot a burst of frames to catch sunbathers walking up the ramp, I dedicated this image to my grieving photo buddies.

Tech Tips: Nikon D700, 24-70mm, ISO 200. Beach Fences is an in-camera multiple exposure treated with Topaz Adjust, a plug-in for Photoshop CS4.  ©2010 John Nordell