By popular request…….
This is Te Oka bay again. I had made some images in the rocks and I had gone down to the sand to make the image from last week. Then I just sat on a log for a while taking it all in.
Just then the bloke I was with (some of you may recognise him) wandered into my frame with his little Fuji over his shoulder. His just stood and looked.
It struck me that he was doing exactly what I do, and I enjoy doing it, every time I am on a beach. I just gaze out to sea. Perhaps I’m contemplating what exactly is over the distant horizon, perhaps I’m enjoying the pattern of the waves and the tide – ever changing but always the same, or maybe I’m just soaking up the calm before the storm.
I’m really pleased with this image because it is more about the figure than the landscape.
I think of it as a self-portrait of someone else.