Peter loves to visit iconic locations, I have to admit I find them intimidating, amazing photographers have already captured the unique essence of the place, what could I possibly have to add? We recently visited Point Lobos State Park in California, a place where Edward Weston made some of his most memorable images. I wanted to see the place through his eyes, but also apply my own vision to see if I could come up with a unique series of abstracts.
The series below I captured on one of the beaches he photographed often. I tried different angles and focal lengths. I focused on the shapes, colors, and textures. For me it was important to “edit out” extraneous elements, and try to create abstracts that captured the movement of the ocean. When I began to process the images, I started to feel frustrated again….they weren’t unique or different. I experimented and came up with a color toning effect. I like how these images turned out. Now on to the next iconic spot Peter picks.