20 October 2008


Waverush, Flounder BayEvening at Flounder Bay, northern Hawkes Bay coast.

All content © 2008 Pete McGregor


Anne-Marie said...

I love the light, the subtle colours and the way you've captured movement in this photo.

[I wish I was standing on that rock with the sea rushing over my feet!]

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Anne-Marie. However, given the temperature of the water at the time of year I photographed this, your feet would have added a strong blue element to the photo. :^)

peregrina said...

I see lots of triangles in this. (Admittedly some have flexible sides!)

My eye is constantly drawn to the water flowing down the rock on the right, which is interesting because we're so often told that what draws the eye is the lightest part of the image. But I keep going back to trace the lines made by the water as it flows down the uneven surface.

That little triangle of uncovered rock on the left gives balance, as well as having its top edge forming part of the curved line that runs obliquely from high on the left to the bottom at the right. I find this image grows on me the more I look at it. I can hear the rush of the water as it pours turbulently over the submerged rocks in the foreground.

pohanginapete said...

Peregrina, I hadn't consciously noticed the triangles, but yes, they're everywhere, and at different scales. Conversely, I think I was aware even while framing the photo that the rock on the left needed to be there for balance. I guess there was another kind of balance at work at the time — that between intuition and deliberation. Thanks!