rock study #6

A detail in the coastal rock that I'd noticed whilst on a poodle walk. I would pass it by every time we walked to Dog Beach. It recalled the abstract modernist photographers ---eg., Aaron Siskind--- associated with the abstract expressionist movement.

 Siskind emphasize the modernist concern with the flatness of the picture plane and his  approach to picture making emphasised  close-up framing, as well as an emphasis on texture, line, and visual rhymes  to creating abstract images of found objects  in the real world. 

rock study #3

Suddenly I was serious. I wanted to start doing  large format photography along the coastal zone. I had  restored the equipment and I wanted to use it. So  I carried an 8x10 monorail and associated equipment along the cliff top path  down  to the coastal rocks. 

It was a struggle to carry the gear in the early morning.  The poodles tracked me when they were walking with Suzanne.