Tuesday, May 6

April Sailing #7

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This image took a while... Days actually. I've worked on it... gone away.... worked on it... gone away. There's an evocative moment here where the Chesapeake meets suburbia. There's something abrupt about this place. The people who live along its banks are likely to have nothing to do with the sea. This area is so close to cities where people's incomes are generated by the throb of suburbia, commerce, industry, and professional services. In Europe and Asia homes along the sea belong to sailors and their families. They belong to those who eke their living from water. And somehow their designs reflect that fact. They are ocean homes. Here the homes could be found in most of suburbia. It is as if America ends abruptly at the water's edge.

But the water is their playground. While others with a view of mountains might hike, hunt or camp. Here they sail, motor launch, or sport fish. What I see is a watery backyard - very wet fields. It is decorative rather than functional water. That's what I tried to capture and I worked on it... went away... worked on it... and... here....

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If you are interested, here's the original out of the camera....

4 comments:

pnfphotography said...

Outstanding !!

Bill Birtch said...

All that effort had a big payoff Ted. Very powerful image.

Stacey Huston said...

Wow,what an interesting piece of art work.

Ted Byrne said...

Thanks for the support. I really wanted to capture something that a hazy day seemed to be keeping just out of the reach of my lens. There's something to be said for keeping a library of clouds and skies, eh?