My friend Dewitt Jones has a wonderful Facebook page called “Celebrate What’s Right With The World”. It is a terrific place to share your celebrations via words and images. I love that it is a safe place where there is no competition, just sharing and celebration.
This blog image was made on a blustery, no, very windy last day of our recent Cape May Workshop. The winds were howling up to 38-40 MPH. Sand was pelting us making it a challenge to photograph. I was turned around shielding my face from the wind and sand, when I looked down and saw this amazing pattern in the sand. I quickly gathered my tripod and began celebrating.
Always ready! Good strategy.
thanks for sharing this great story, John! Beautiful pictures. Reminds me of the time I was at Pt. Reyes National Seashore teaching a workshop, and the winds were so strong no one wanted to risk their cameras on the beach! I reminded them that “great pictures are often made under ‘adverse’ conditions, and that the wind was only blowing the sand around at about knee height and below”. With that, I stepped out onto the beach, without a clue of what I was going to do myself, but knowing that we were there to make pictures, so I ‘walked my talk.’ That’s when I too, looked down, and saw amazing dimensional patterns in the sand. Mine looked like a mini Bryce Canyon complete with hoodoos. That experience always comes back to me when the thought ‘it’s too _____ to go out and make pictures.’