18 May 2009

Evening at Driftwood Cove

Evening shoreline, Driftwood CoveThere's something hypnotic about surf breaking, particularly on coastlines like this. One could watch until the light faded completely; watch the colours changing in the sky and reflecting in the water; one could enter a trance listening to the always-similar, never-the-same boom and roar. Driftwood Cove is a small beach just south of Flounder Bay.
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5 comments:

the watercats said...

:-D For a few years I lived in a little fishing village called ballycotten. It is built on the cliffs, and you can walk right up to the top of the village to the fields to the cliff walk. I used to go up every evening after work, rain, hail and shine and sit on the edge of of the clifftops and watch the night come in... Words can't explain exactly the effect this has on a soul.... Your photo captures an essence of it though..

robin andrea said...

You have a way of stopping the wave and capturing its motion at the same time. A beautiful effect.

pohanginapete said...

Ballycotten sounds like a beautiful place, watercats. It's good to know this photo recalls that time for you.

robin andrea, I've never been particularly keen on the smoothed-out effect so often seen in carefully constructed photos of coastlines, rivers and waterfalls. Mostly, movement is a major part of the essence of those places, and long exposures seldom convey that. Nor, for that matter, to short exposures that freeze everything. I'm pleased you like my efforts — thanks!

Patricia said...

It almost feels as if some goddess or sea nymph could rise up out of these waters. Really mystical in feeling.

pohanginapete said...

Patricia, the place definitely has that feel to it, as if it's just a matter of sitting and waiting and watching.