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!