So I have just got back from Sable Island and am slowly sifting through my images to pull out the good ones. I shot 99% of my images in RAW so they require a bit of processing before I get them into photoshop to fine tune. Takes a bit of time but I hope to keep putting up the best images as I get to them. Some of the images are very much Sable but there were lots of images that could have been shot anywhere.
Wood In Sand
This is one of those images that could have been taken on any beach. I like it because of the different colours and textures in the sand and the same in the wood and the light sand takes the viewer to the wood. I filled the frame with the wood because, along with the sand, that is the interesting part of the photo.
Trunk on Beach
Lots of drift wood is brought up onto the north beach. Some of it is huge as is this trunk. When you see the sea play with wood this size as though it was a football, you realise the power of the sea, just feet in front of you. I liked this trunk because it looks and feels huge. There were also small pools in the trunk and different textures and shades of colour. The sky adds to the image as do the small rock particles scattered on the beach. The slope of the trunk takes the viewer in.
Lighthouse at dusk
This is a Sable Island photo. The lighthouse in the background is the east light which is minutes from where our cabin was. We pass by this image everyday. On this occasion, it was dusk and the light and sky were stunning. This was early in the season. Later on, lots of seals filled this area and changed the scene.
Male grey seal
Not far from the image above is this path that leads to our cabin. One day, this large male appeared. He was completely oblivious to me so I could crawl up to him and get quite close without him paying much attention. I love the curvature of the grass which frames this image so well. He also has a nicely curved body which complements the curvature of the grass. His look is also great: like he doesn't give a damn.
Sunset on South Beach
At the end of the day this sunset developed. I took many many pictures of this sunset (probably the best of the season) and quickly chose this one. More will likely appear. I like this one because 1. the colours of the sky are varied and pastel and they reflect very well on the wet sand. 2. The direction of the wet sand takes the viewer into the photo, 3. the beach to the right is darkened so that it creates a contrast but does not pull the viewer away from the main scene of the sunset. It might need a little cropping. 4. the sea adds a nice divide between the sky and beach which I think is needed in a photo like this.
OK. They are just a few photos that I quickly pulled up. More will appear....