Adventure, Exploration, Discovery: In its purest sense, the unachievable. The true explorer is never satisfied, never satiated. There is and will always be, more to be accomplished. Carpe Diem is the explorers mantra. However, the explorer also understands that there is a means to an end... That without growth, experience, and wisdom, to seize the day is, well, impossible.
The shotty crops and dramatic colors in this photo are intentional. Usually when I edit a photo I try to capture the image in the way I remember it. Sometimes what I remember is based in imagination rather than reality. In the Whitsundays, Australia life felt like a cut/paste world. Everything was surreal and at times animated. In this photo I was wading through waste high water, dodging stingrays and following my good friend David into the unknown.
This photograph was taken on the cliffs of Bondi Beach, Australia back in 2004. The dog is a flat sculpture made of iron and was captured at sunset overlooking the ocean. I put a little post-production time into the color of the sky, but it is very close to the original.
More so than anything this photo helps to remind me that simplicity is often a characteristic of quality representation.