I have been searching for this image for some time now. Along the coast there are many logs strewn across the beach, especially after a winter storm or if a barge has broken up in the strong waves we get in the strait. I happened by chance on this one day not far from our house. I was happy with the image but it took some time to figure out why I was looking for this image.
In processing the image, I really wanted to keep the distant beacon in the image, and I especially wanted the far off mountains as part of the image. I just knew they had to be part of the final image.
This particular image appealed to a lot of people when I put it up on social media and shared with friends. Actually I was surprised how many people responded to this image; more than I expected because I thought I was making one of my quaint/oddball images that appealed to me and did not really expect it to resonate with others. I was not trying to create a "popular" image which can be a good safe image if you want "likes"" on that website we all hate but can't wait to check.
It is like the log is looking for something, it is searching for something elusive far off on the horizon. It occurred to me that many of us, regardless of what stage of life we are at, spend our time searching for something to give meaning to things. We strive to find something just beyond our reach to explain or make sense of our life. This feeling is especially strong this past year. We have had to re-assess what is important, what we can let go without affecting our life, and we are gaining a new appreciation of what little we need to be happy. All those things we thought were important just don't seem to matter. (That definitely does not apply to any new camera equipment!! Let's be real.)
I hope you will enjoy this image.
I would love to hear your thoughts if you care to post a comment.