Ham Hayes  

Waveform by Ham Hayes

May 2022 - Waveform

About the Image(s)

An old wharf at Semiahmoo Spit. Nothing really special about the camera settings on this image or post. However, here in the moment, waves of light and time have bent their will on the aged works of humankind. Perhaps we see the organized patterns of our lives shredded and twisted as we reflect upon ourselves.

6 comments posted

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Hello Ham: Your explanation of intent was so good. I look at this old building fading away in the water and yes, I see shreds of past lives going with the building. This is an interesting use of reflection. I don't have any comments that might improve this image. Good job.   Posted: 05/06/2022 17:52:45
Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Thanks Lee Ann, Not always successful, I do attempt focus on stories that can be told and feelings evoked. Those are very subjective intentions of course. Good technique is equally important as well. Still learning here at both.   Posted: 05/08/2022 18:57:53

Bob Scott   Bob Scott
Part of me wants to cut off the pilings and the blue water and leave just the colors and make it abstract. I feel like I'm getting pulled to the bottom as one subject and to the colors on an another. I think it's great as an abstract.   Posted: 05/16/2022 00:04:28
Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Thanks for the good suggestion, Bob. For this composition I did leave the pilings in to indicate a firmer foundation to the more stressed 'higher world'. I've also considered a more selective crop as you suggest, but haven't settled on an approach yet.   Posted: 05/16/2022 13:22:26

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
I like the concept and the reflections in the top of the image. I'm a bit confused with the pilings at the bottom and how they relate to the top. I like Bob's idea of cutting the bottom just below the top of the pilings.   Posted: 05/19/2022 12:48:44

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Ham, I like the image and also like the idea of cutting off the bottom. That would make a wonder textured image.   Posted: 05/22/2022 10:36:42


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