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Photographs may be consciously inspired by sights, however we look to them to protect, preserve and evoke at will so much more than a camera can sense.
This photograph is from late on a Sunday afternoon, in the early stages of a type of dramatic transition that I’ve come to expect from and love about Bruny. Unseen lapping waves, soon began to splash hard against the causeway, stirring the scent of the sea in the cool, rushing air. The once soft mist of spray aloft a previously gentle breeze soon felt sharper, colder and more deliberate. Within perhaps just 15 minutes, local conditions had taken bites from the distant, soothing gradients of a backdrop initially intended as a subject.
So this image for me is a key to the experiences, moods, senses and emotions that it punctuates; those of preceding peace and subsequent severity. Not to be upstaged, the ensuing night’s wild weather, sufficient to keep us awake and alert for many hours, faded just as quickly and almost as if by command, opening the curtain to another dynamic day of life in the roaring forties.
So perhaps the reason capture has found its way into photographic vernacular is because it refers to things of which we never wish to let go.
June 30, 2019.
@BrunyIslandAU , Tasmania, Australia.
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