Another World

raking the zen garden

There is a whole different world that exists at low tide and as such it is why I love getting out when the tide recedes back. The low tide reveals rocks, seaweed, neptune necklaces and all other manner of sea crustaceans, and most importantly (well that could be debated but..) it reveals some different perspective and compositions for seascaping.

I had my trusty tripod spread eagle on adjacent rocks and i too was not far from it to minimise the amount of wet feet that i would have to endure on the long walk home. The sun was up but muted by the clouds blanking the horizon and as the waves gently rolled in and tracked down the S-curve of my composition I relaxed and watched some crabs cautiously peer out to see wtf this crazy human as doing πŸ˜‰ Mornings like this are like raking a zen garden for me πŸ™‚ and trust me, i have raked a few zen gardens in my time πŸ™‚

2 shot blended image, one for the sky and one for the foreground.

Exif love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/20 and Shutter Speed: 8s (foreground frame) 4s (sky frame)
ISO -0.7EV
out front – Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated 0.9x Filter

11 thoughts on “Another World

  1. Very suggestive, addictive. Wonderful this simile, I love the little microcosms represented in a small space, a pure place where you move away from everyday worries. ( I wach a lot of documentaries about Zen garden, as every drop of water creates ripples, even life of a person touches the life of others… the universe in its vast complexity.) Here, as well as a Zen garden path of rocks and moss is sinuous, the water features create a ripple, every minimun detail has a meaning including the slippery stones. So beautiful πŸ™‚

  2. I love when we find interesting coloured jangly bits on the rocks. I reckon maybe the foreground in this one is too bright and a little lacking in contrast (for the dark moody sky effect we've got going here). Maybe leave the water white but back down the processing on the rocks and jangles?

  3. cheers +Rodney Campbell , i guess the idea behind it is to push the viewer more to the rocks rather than the sky, the sky was ok, but not enough to hold the image on it own – i''ll have a squizze at it with reduced brightness down below and see what eventuates πŸ™‚
    These spots are great and the low tide shows so many cool things πŸ™‚

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