“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
A line on the horizon in a field of whites and greys where sky meets water. This is Lake Michigan in very simple form. I try to get over to the lake a couple times a week (not hard as it is just about a half mile away). Sitting on the rocks, watching the water, the gulls, the clouds, is a zen-like experience. Sometimes I just sit, focused on a point where the sky disappears into the blue water of the lake, and let the troubles of the day, or the hour, dissolve away.
With this image, I wanted to capture just that point, that line, in a very minimal composition. I used the ICE 10-stop ND filter to create a long exposure of 40 seconds to smooth out the water and clouds. After that, processing in Photoshop was super simple with just a bit of spot removal, some contrast adjustment, and conversion to black and white.
Day 249 of my 365 photo a day project.
If you are looking for art for your home or office or something to spice up your digital desktop, this image and most of the others from this project are available as prints and digital downloads. You can also check out the rest of my portfolio here.