I've been posting these crazy images of pretty much nothing lately and feel I had better explain a bit about them and at the same time about myself.
I've always been fascinated by the horizon, I didn't actually know I was but now that I have had time to reflect on it a bit it's been a thing that for longer than I've owned a camera has been something that if been happy to sit back and contemplate.
It all came about with a little trip to the beach here in Dunedin with Bruce Girdwood and Dave Slaten. Bruce, as you will have seen, has been creating some amazing images and he wanted me to find him a beach so he could carry on along his journey, I obviously complied as best I could. He was off doing Bruce type things and I took the time to make a few images of the water and the sky not in any way aware of what I was trying to achieve. It was in fact for me more about the technical aspect of what I was doing, as far as meaning went I was like a drunk blind man in a china shop.
I was on the way down a one way street but had no idea of the destination.
After Bruce and Dave left the next day I took time to look at what I had created and, after a wee bit of post processing and a couple of sleepless nights, I started to put it all together in my wee head. I looked back at a lot of images I had made in the past when presented with similar outlooks and it came to me that I wasn't photographing the water or the sky but the meeting of the two. The horizon.
The true meaning of why the horizon fascinates me so is still a mystery but it's something that I am captured by currently and I'm really enjoying investigating it and where it takes me. If any of you have any idea feel free to share them I just might get a full night's sleep again then.
Some members of this community have, in the past, encouraged me to find a theme and work on it well, bingo, I think I have. The funniest thing about that is Ian has been the most vocal and now I'm doing it he's stuck having to take the journey with me. Serves him right really.
I have to say a huge thanks to Bruce for forcing me into a position I would have otherwise not been presented with, it's the great thing about this community is that at times we are forced to divert our view and that can lead to some very interesting outcomes.
I dedicate this to Bruce without who the china shop would still be intact!