Wild Iris, Halibut Point @Fredrik D. Bodin
I frequently scout a location before setting up to shoot a landscape, especially if it’s a sunrise or sunset. The equipment is heavy, the hike may be long, and I’ve got to be ready to shoot as the light changes. This was the case when I shot the sunset at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport. I explored the shore beneath the granite pile and noted two promising spots. The next evening I set up my tripod, framed the image in camera, and waited for the last rays of sunset. Even though the sky wasn’t very interesting, I made a few exposures. It’s the wild iris in the bottom right that make this image a great seller in the gallery. Then I moved to the second location about 150 feet to the east.
Dusk, Halibut Point ©Fredrik D. Bodin
As dusk approached, the clouds darkened to purple and reflected off the ocean and tidal pools. The pool on the left is shaped like a heart, which I point out to customers in the gallery. I call this the “love” photo. I returned to this location a year later and the wild iris were gone. But the heart will always be there.
Shot on 6×7 centimeter transparency film. Printed from a 4×5 inch color internegative.
Negative #’s FDB9167-001c and FDB9167-002c
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