Movement Redux

Which predominates in this series: movement or rest?

Full series of kelp in the waves. In these images I heightened the contrast of yellow-brown algae strands against dark water.

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Movement

to and fro

Photographers can spend years on the Ireland north coast understanding the play of light on water.

Our springtime evening, a few short hours, are here in this series. Today, a series of two photographs of kelp at low tide, moving with the waves. I see the possibility of a long exposure capturing the movement in one shot.

In which direction is the water/wave surge?

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Tide

Low Tide in a Long Spring Evening

Arriving at low tide, long exposure shots of surf on the pavement was not to be. Here is a rising slope of Giant’s Causeway polygonal columns, dark color marking the usual tidal high point. Above is a measuring stick.

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Behind where I stood for the above photo is a channel, perennially flooded at low tide evidenced by the thick growth of brown algae swaying back and forth with the waves.

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Kelp

Low Tide in a Long Spring Evening

Our Giant’s Causeway visit was during a long spring evening, low tide. The long strands of a kelp forest curling.

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