I’ve been down at the beach taking a few of my little abstracts of the stream running across the pebbles. It’s busier down there now with the half-term holidays starting and other people are doing the holiday making things with the kids, taking their shots of the ocean and the dramatic views.
I, however, am ignoring the dramatic views and apparently randomly facing a camera downwards at a tiny part of the stream and taking little sweeps. Anyone observing me is probably thinking ‘What’s that nutter up to…’
Well… this sort of thing.
I never know exactly what I’m going to get, although I can see where the colours and shapes are and predict how they will record. It’s the highlights glinting in the sun which record as random lines, or some motion of the water tumbling over the pebbles which is sometimes caught sharp when my sweep matches it’s speed exactly. That’s where the unpredictable is happening.
We did take a break to do this sort of thing as well though.