One coastal subject matter that I had started to explore was the dried salt ponds among the rocks along the coast west of Petrel Cove. I had started to scope them with a digital camera. Then I saw the photograph of salt ponds by Christopher Houghton made with a 5x4 camera and decided to photography the ones I'd seen in black and white.
I quickly found them to be very ephemeral--there in the morning, gone in the afternoon. So I spent several days on the various poodle walks looking for permanent saltponds in different locations along the coast. I found a couple and I was ready to go back with a medium format camera.
Then the rains cam after Xmas. It rained for several days and the permanent salt ponds that I had discovered were washed away. A week has passed, and though I have been back every day, the salt ponds have yet to return.
All I have at this stage are the digital scoping images. These don't have the richness of texture that I was looking for:
I aam going to have to wait for the rains to pass and for the hot, dry summer to eventuate.