Initially, this challenge had me stumped. I primarily photograph nature in still life. I’m a very calm person, not enthralled by activity and speed. Movement is, however, the way of the Life…but I generally see it in a larger, slower context. How does the Earth move? In myriad ways at varying paces, constantly, glacially, and in the beat of a hummingbird’s wings. How have I photographed movement in Nature? In water – falling and surging, as well as frozen. Last September, I had the opportunity to revisit the Pacific Ocean. It is constantly in motion, yet can appear stationary in a landscape photograph when spread out to the horizon. Its dynamic nature is more readily apparent at its edges, and that’s where I aimed my lens.
I recently discovered some really dramatic ocean photography in the work of Ray Collins. Visit his website here to be really swept up in the motion of the ocean!
And the ocean’s motion is, usually, so calming.
It certainly can be, with its ancient rhythms.
I love the ocean, and think of its waves as the heartbeat of the world. I always appreciate your perspective, Scilla.
“The heartbeat of the world…” mmmm, I like that!
I love the way the sea can be so changeable and often reflects a human’s emotions.. Sorry I have been so absent Priscilla.. life in the way of blogging again !
It’s good to have you visit again, dear Helen! May your life always be real and dynamic….and blogging be an interesting but temporary diversion!
I usually take photos of nature in still too. Those photos reminded me of my New Year party at Parangtritis beach in Indonesia. Took similar ones there. 😉
Thanks for your visit and comment! Heading over to check out your photos, too.