I love shooting people and I love shooting landscapes. I especially love shooting people in the landscape, so that they become part of the landscape and the landscape informs the viewer a little about who they are.
Sometimes a scene presents itself that you just have to photograph. When I saw this child and his mother standing across from the boat that had the same colors of his sweater I knew I had to shoot it. Fortunately I was able to find a position to shoot from that both kept them anonomous and spontaneous while creating a lovely composition.
This man’s face is partly obscured by shadow and his downward gaze, but the bucket, clothing and pier tell us a little story about him while leaving us free to fill in the details.
The beach places this child on land, yet he is wearing a life jacket. Has he been or will he be on water soon?
With their backs to us and faces and hands hidden we can only guess what this family is doing or looking at. We know the day is cool and wet, but they are probably having a good time.
Wishing you all good times this weekend!