08.31.2018 Through the looking log

Apologies to Lewis Carroll.

I’ve visited Hunters Beach (and Little Hunters Beach) many times.  There are wonderful cobblestones at both which really are quite colorful once they get wet from the tide or rain. But on this day I wanted to do something different and looked at this piece of driftwood that I had seen there previously without capturing anything significant. This meant getting down on the rocks which wasn’t bad….it was the getting up part that was troublesome 🙂 …but it turned out to be worth it.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 08.31.2018 Through the looking log

  1. What a great shot.

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  2. Steve, Nice photo. I like the composition a lot. The texture of the drift wood is my favorite part.

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  3. Well, I thought that I had commented on this and I looked and low and behold I had not. Evidently, I commented on your FB post. Anyhow, again, I really like this shot that show cases a beautiful piece of driftwood. Composition is perfect in my book.

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  4. Todd Henson says:

    Beautiful photo, Steve. I love the framing, through the looking log, indeed. I remember several years back when I visited one of those beaches for the first time. Walking around was a slow process, not wanting to twist an ankle. But such a beautiful location. And great job capturing a view of it most of us wouldn’t see.

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    • Yes, walking is a challenge, especially when the stones are wet or have seaweed draped over them. Thanks, Todd.
      BTW, I know I mentioned this before, but commenting on your posts is a bit daunting and despite giving my email address, I do not get notices that you responded to my comment. If you are not getting the response you would like that may be why.


  5. bluebrightly says:

    Wow, Steve! This is all the more impressive to me, because there are literally tons of huge driftwood logs here, many with features like this, and so far I have not succeeded in photographing the landscape through one. You certainly did – the slope of that hill fits so perfectly in the root frame. Everything is balanced beautifully. I am not one to anthropomorphize (I think what “is” should be enough, most of the time) but the resemblance to a nude is inescapable, and it does add something to the whole. Fabulous. 🙂

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  6. shoreacres says:

    What I noticed first, even before I saw the resemblance to some of Matisse’s work and the lovely way you used the “keyhole” is the way the rocks and sticks below the log seem to spread out from the log like a sunburst. They all seem to be extending from a central point — it’s very dynamic, and quite an interesting contrast to the beach and woods in the distance. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s an optical illusion, but I thought perhaps you were using some sort of lens to get the effect. I really like it.

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    • The rocks were not really aligned that way as you guessed. It is simply the effect of using a wide angle at close range. Not as pronounced as a fisheye lens but approaching that effect. That has also created a curvature to the driftwood which was straighter than it appears. It was not intentional nor was it avoidable, but a happy result of the way the lens works.

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      • shoreacres says:

        It tickles me that I spotted that. Being able to ‘see’ various techniques and differences among lenses is at least an indication that I’m getting better at understanding what cameras can and can’t do. Another example’s the use of flash. Just occasionally I’ll think, “I believe flash was used there” and then find out it was. Pretty cool.

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      • I think your photography has advanced greatly, Linda. Not that I am a particularly skilled judge of such things. But you have a great eye and I think you are putting the camera to good use expressing your vision.

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