In honor of our family reunion "Beach Week", which starts today (yay!), I am featuring one of my favorite scenes of the beach. Okay, Bermuda isn't exactly where we go for our family reunion, but it is the right theme :)
This view is on Elbow Beach in the early evening. I love the long shafts of light that drape the soft sand and then highlight the ocean foam. The foam, in turn, seems to point towards the beach walkers, which can make for a romantic story...
Here's the original photo:
And here I have cropped the photo to emphasize the long shadows and to better balance the composition. Cropping the top of the tallest palm tree was important to stop your eye from following the sky off the canvas and to decrease the attention the palm trees were commanding.
My goal in translating this scene was to capture the glow of the pink coral sand that so often defines the colors of Bermuda. Add to that a bevy of backlit palm trees and the intrigue of two lovers yet to meet and you have the perfect end to a leisurely beach day.
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