David Kepley  

Bay of Fundy by David Kepley

October 2021 - Bay of Fundy

October 2021 - David Kepley


About the Image(s)


I took this shot of the Bay of Fundy at dawn. It defies one of the tenants of photography in that it does not have a clear subject. As one photographer told me, your photo must have a “hero.” But we are also told that a photo need to evoke an emotion in you and in your viewer. It is meant to suggest calm. This one is about layers of light. Does it work?

I did minimal processing on it in LRC, mostly cropping out the shoreline and enhancing the colors. Then I ran it through Topaz Denoise.

Settings: Canon 7D, Mark II, Tamron 24-70 lens, shot at 38mm - 1/1000 sec, f7.1, ISO 1250

5 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I am totally with you in this discussion between "expressing calm" and "having a center of attention." Folks often take shots of tranquil streets or scenes and ask if they should perhaps add a cat or a person at, say, the end of an alley. I always say no, the scenes expresses calm, serenity, or even depression, but they do not need a focal point to complete that expression. I very much like your layers of light.
In my own visit to the Bay of Fundy years back, I noted that the tiny lapping incoming tidal waves would roll in, but never roll back, only to be succeeded by the next tiny wave, and so they came, one after another, advancing at about the speed of my slow walking retreat. Can you lie down on the wet sand and capture that?   Posted: 10/04/2021 20:05:47
David Kepley   David Kepley
Stephen, I really appreciate your affirming my gut instinct that sometimes the whole scene is the "subject." I'd try another shot of the Bay of fundy, but I was just visiting there for a [hoto workshop.   Posted: 10/05/2021 08:32:11

Jason Stewart   Jason Stewart
This is a really nice image. Good use of the different tones in the scene.   Posted: 10/07/2021 08:59:59

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
According to the language of color blue and yellow and the colors that produce the most calming effect of the human mind. These complimentary colors draw viewers into an image. For me I see this as something of an abstract and the calming effect of the colors is all that draws me to the scene.   Posted: 10/16/2021 13:01:29

Michael Weatherford   Michael Weatherford
Beautiful image. Love the colors. For me the dark horizon line adds interest to the image.   Posted: 10/16/2021 13:10:46


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