Exploring Tilghman Island
Part of the fun of being in a new area is exploring – which in my case means looking for places to hike and interesting things to photograph. This island is a BIG change from what I had become accustomed to on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. Here the scenery is flat – flat land running into flat water running into flat sky. Photographically it seems more challenging – looking for ways to convey that sense of flatness (which has a certain wide open beauty to it), without making it boring. And of course photographing a bay compared to ocean surf crashing against the rocks, well that is a whole other challenge.
After an afternoon and morning shoot, I came up with the following series of black and white photographs that I think capture the mood of some of the landscapes near my new home. I chose the black and white because when I compared them to the color images I produced, I just found the black and white to be more interesting. Perhaps, I’ll post some of the color ones later and let you decide!