How amazing does it feel to swim in the ocean in the morning?! The sun streaming in, the water feeling like it is rejuvenating our every molecule! It leaves me smiling all day long! These pictures were taken early morning at Bronte recently. On a day like today, I'm plotting when I can next slip under the waves.
Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.
It's getting a bit colder outside now, but 2 weeks ago I got in the warm water at dawn. The silvery water, the joy of rolling around in the surf, and the sun adding its magic creeping through the water was a perfect start to the day. Queue the music now...
The good folks at L+P Photographics and Phase One gave me a Schneider Kreuznach 120mm tilt shift lens to try last week on my medium format digital system. I tested it out with my Phase One IQ180 80 Megapixel digital back on a mini food shoot. My verdict: yep I love it! I have other tilt shift lenses but the sharpness really was remarkable, the German glass gives the image a crisp quality from edge to edge. Some lenses show sharpness through contrast, but this one is through the glass and within the image. Of course the tilt and shift are great for changing your plane of focus also. I have to buy one now!!