• Erin Tolie

Abstracts & Intimates - Face Rock Wayside

(8 Photos) I’m finding that even when I’m among a grand landscape with vibrant skies lighting up, I will usually end up turning my back on it and focus on the smaller details of that area. Something about that pressure, anxiety, rush to capture a scene within that small window of time that the “epic” light is presented at sunrise/sunset is deterring to me. I’d rather find that calming peacefulness I get by exploring the finer details of an area and shoot something at my own pace instead. The sunrise here was beautiful this morning, the skies lit up and even though I set up to capture the scene before me, I had zero interest or connection with it. I watched other photographers anxiously run around and try to get the shot and was even more turned off by it. So I packed up my tripod, bumped up my iso and set out to look for some of the smaller, quieter intimate details on the beach.