Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Through Water Wetly
5:30 am and 73 degrees.
Underwater photos that aren't.
This is my topic today.
When I started taking pictures of sea life I did so on the surface.
Walking along docks.
Waiting until the water would smooth and flatten.
This photo of a sea anemone was not taken underneath, but from above.
Always a separation between me and the subject.
As I became more proficient I learned to dive and handle equipment underwater.
The line began to blur.
You can see the progression in my pictures. Fifteen years ago. Ten. Five.
It is so much like writing.
Moving from affectation to clarity,
Where the artist disappears into their craft.
The reader, too, is absorbed into the story and emerges changed.
To change a reader.
The ultimate satisfaction.