Lens Artist Challenge #48 – Wild

re: Lens Artists Challenge #48 – Wild

The waves were wild on Wick beach.   From my vantage point on shore, I would never have gotten in. You gotta think this surfer was thinking the same.

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These photos have always appealed to me. I’ve never been sure why. Something about them  reminded me of Japan.

Just after posting for the Lens Artist Challenge I figured out the connection. The pictures echo the The Great Wave print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.  In Hokusai’s famous image, a rogue wave intimidates  a group of fishermen.  In these photos, the surfer is diminished by the waves around him.

Many thanks to  Tina Schell for posting a challenge that forced me to find the connection. And also, for giving me a reason to share them with you.

Wick Beach, Vancouver Island. May 2019




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