In this blog series I am telling the stories of 100 of my favorite images, how I came to be there, what it was like and why I still enjoy the image. For image 30 of the series I'm looking at an image that makes the thoughts, feelings and emotions of a scene come rushing back.
30 December 2012. Boat Harbour, NSW. Australia
As I sit here contemplating this image my mind is initially blank, many years have passed since I made it and the initial memory of Boat Harbour now far far away. But the feeling of this place soon comes rushing back, it was a warm evening and a little humid. Exploring this part of the coastline required a little exertion and a thin layer of sweat covered my body. The offshore breeze was also warm but the feeling of it passing over my skin helped cool me slightly as I composed my image and made some exposures. While I was waiting for the right wave formation to come upon the rocks I could feel my slightly long hair rustled by the breeze, no doubt I looked a mess but cares about appearance fade away when there are images to make!
After this contemplation, I am now warm and content - despite being inside during a cold winter's night! This is the power of images, colour, composition, motion, light and dark can create emotions and recall memories. Emotions such as the contentment of exploring the world and creating, memories of a warm breeze at sunset on a summers day. The power of images is not just relevant to those who create them, a strong image will create a different emotion in every viewer.
Creating fine prints is my favorite part of photography, sharing the ultimate expression of an image with someone who will cherish it for years to come brings me great satisfaction. If you would like to purchase a print please contact me, prints from this series start at just $100.