After a very long time with no face to face contact with my sister and brother in law we finally met up at Cannon Beach on Monday. What a nice treat – long overdue. We have all been careful over the last year to stick with the Covid guidelines. Seems like those are finally relaxing and we took advantage of that condition to connect.
As I was driving over yesterday I listened to a Podcast featuring Brooks Jensen the publisher of LensWork magazine and a force in photography that I really admire. He was talking about breaking out of one’s normal shooting patterns and especially avoiding what he called “Epic Images”. He was a bit derogatory about those kinds of images however I think he was more indicating the kind of images that are taken by a line of photographers at some iconic vista that has been shot many many times. So much so that the tripod holes are visible from past efforts.
After a day roaming the shops in town and a nice catch-up chat and a quick dinner I headed out to Arcadia Beach just south of town. The first two images below are meant to be more intimate – the evening light across the small tide pools I found along the beach.
I watched the sun descend into the ocean and waited for a full on “Epic Image” almost to the last moment and I am happy with how this turned out. Made my way back up the beach and hill to the car thinking I had found some worthwhile images. Your comments are more than welcome.