Each image below was taken at a time and a place where I felt privileged to be present. I never know when I’m going to stumble across such moments and locations, but I do know a walk by the ocean in the first and last hours of the day is always its own reward. On such walks I sometimes find extraordinariness at the least expected times and in unlikely places. Sometimes I get to press the shutter at such moments, sometimes not.
The wonder of a moment that might prompt me to take a photo can of course never be adequately communicated by a static image. But the images do give a hint of the way that light and wind were working on the ocean at a particular time which always recharges my memory of being there. My hope is that the microscopically thin slice of time frozen in each image might permit a sharing of something of the moment of captivation and wonder I experienced around the time I pressed the shutter.
The paradox inherent in the idea of providing captions for such photos is that any attempt to use words to express or to add value to something essentially indescribable, is doomed from the outset. So I will restrict myself to a few words, for the insignificant purpose of providing a few details for those interested.
These photos were all taken within walking distance of my house at Apollo Bay.