Saturday, May 14, 2011

This One is a Keeper!

When I was in Montauk two weeks ago, I saw this bleached log that someone had stuck into these large boulders that are part of the erosion control system at the point. Only thing is, it was sticking straight up. I thought it was interesting, and began shooting it immediately. I thought I had a good shot, but hadn't got around to posting it. Then last week, when I was back in Montauk, and at the same spot, the log was horizontal! I have no idea how it got that way, but it grabbed me immediately. It was a MUCH better photograph! I think that's because it adds a dramatic horizontal element, that mirrors the other horizontal parts of the image. When I took it, I thought it was good, but it was only when I got it on my computer that I realized that this may be the best photograph that I have taken so far this year.


ken schwarz said...

I've enjoyed your Montauk series of photographs and I agree that today's post is special. The composition is fantastic and the color contrasts from the sky, deep blue sea, sun washed driftwood and rocky shoreline give the whole scene something special for the eyes to see. Montauk by the sea can be very intense at times but I find this photo very soothing.

Ken Spencer said...

Thanks Jas. I am glad you liked the photograph as much as I did. I didn't think to mention the color contrasts. Thanks.