With so much discussion around the iPad this week I thought it would be a nice change of pace to refocus on convergence in nature vs. technology.
My infatuation with nature photography is deeply rooted in isolating the simple yet beautiful moments we so often have a tendency to look past. What caught my eye on this rocky and barren beach in Maui, Hawaii was the beautiful wet rounded lava rocks. Everything else around was dark grey and undefined under an overcast sky. Taking a brief moment to just enjoy the movement of the water on the rocks I made it a priority to capture the seemingly chaotic convergence of water and rock. “Chaotic” of course is relative… water splashing around could seem chaotic compared to the perception of order in the smooth well rounded rocks.
That being said this isn’t just a photo of water converging with rock, but convergence of chaos and order. Extending this thought to the creative process convergence is an important concept to embrace as a photographer. My coming across a grey unattractive scene of chaotic movement & shape and creating a sense of order through the right exposure & composition provided the convergence of scene and seeing to capture a moment in time to be visually enjoyed. Creative convergence is that critical moment where concept and execution meet.
[tags]Photography, fine art, nature, Hawaii, Maui, Pacific Ocean, stock photo[/tags]