An East Wind Coming

13 May

An East Wind Coming

An East Wind Coming

“…There’s an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”

My photo partner-in-crime (Melissa) and I got up at 1:30am and drove three hours to catch an epic sunrise at Perkins Cove in Maine.

You see the sun rising in this photo, right? haha

Thankfully, Perkins Cove is pretty sweet in all other ways.  It has quaint little shoppes, for those of you with money to spend.  It had restaurants (which aren’t open at 5:30 am) for those of you who like the idea of what breakfast would taste like.  Behind us, there were plenty of rowboats and docks and buoys and such.  You know…Maine type things to photo….

And in front of us…facing the ocean…was more foreground texture than we knew what to do with.  (Also, snails.  So so so many snails.  I had to tip toe between the rocks to keep from crunching their little snail-y homes under my sneakers.)

This was actually my first attempt at a composition, and at the time, I saw it as a bit of a throw away.  When I uploaded the images, it seemed to have a bit more potential than I originally thought, so I sent it through the initial round of editing.  Just now, I asked my boyfriend what he thought because I still felt as though something was missing.

He pointed to the right of the image and said I should PhotoShop a model in.

Friggin’ super genius!  Talk about a missed opportunity on my part.  Imagine, if you will, a stormy sky, to the left a wildly churning sea…to the right, some towering rocks with a person standing triumphant at their summit staring thoughtfully into the distance.  It would have been perfect.  It also would take another 6 hours of driving to accomplish.

Don’t you worry though!  I did the next best thing!  PhotoShop skillz to the rescue!

Perkins Cove Sunrise, The Epic Version

Perkins Cove Sunrise, The Epic Version

Technology is an incredible thing, eh? 😉



3 Responses to “An East Wind Coming”

  1. Nareen Luz Rivas May 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    You are too funny! Nice post.

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