Silhouettes on the shore

Silhouettes on the shore © Jojie Alcantara
Silhouettes on the shore © Jojie Alcantara

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.” – Rachel Carson

Sometimes we don’t need too much color in our imagery to get our message across.  Choosing black and white for this photo was an easy choice. It heightened the details of the four silhouettes and elevated the drama a bit.  Shot at around 5 in the morning, high tide was rushing in as a tropical depression was approaching.  Still the early risers in this coastal community continued to swim and frolic on such a windy morning.

When you go for minimalism whether in black and white or colored, the more simplified your composition, the more impact it sends.

Sunrise at Times Beach, Matina © Jojie Alcantara

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