The picture was made when I had returned to the car after a poodle walk along Deps Beach with Ari and Kayla. I was taken by the softness and the quality of the light.
The sea is a big part of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula ---playing on the beach, fishing, surfing etc-- and I struggle to find a way to photograph it. How do you do it? It's a slow working it out and hoping that an opening will eventuate. The opening would be a photograph that's a doorway that is photographically interesting.
The classic seaside/beach photography project is Joel Meyerowitz's 1979 book Cape Light: a book of colour photographs of the seaside resort of Provincetown, Cape Cod and its soft natural light made in the summer of 1976 with an 8x10. It is considered a classic work of colour photography and the 8 x 10 camera meant that his stance towards summer cottages and ice cream shops was both one of patience and meditative. The images are in and around his house in Cape Cod and the mood is one of languid, forever-long summer days. These are not really colorised or pumped up.