Muriwai Beach is a place to which I return again and again. It is the closest west coast (and therefore surf) beach to home, but the attraction lies more in its illusion of endlessness, and the spectacular sunsets so often seen there.
Last night was no exception.
Editing the shot, I accidentally found a new feature in Snapseed which re-lit it as a scene more closely resembling early morning.
Other variations on the edit suggest (to me) not only different times of day, but perhaps different seasons. What do you think?
As an aside, I found this quote by the great American photographer Dorothea Lange. I’m not sure I agree, but it is certainly food for thought.
“Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion… the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.” — Dorothea Lange
You tell me that silence
is nearer to peace than poems
but if for my gift
I brought you silence
(for I know silence)
you would say
This is not silence
this is another poem
and you would hand it back to me”
― Leonard Cohen, The Spice-Box of Earth (1961)
A perfect day for the beach then, especially for the Big T to try out the new Fat Bike.