Dancing with Ambiguity

“I see no reason for recording the obvious.” –Edward Weston

I’m not done playing with this image but am inclined to share it because it’s a bit of a trickster. If I look at it a certain way, areas that were receding away from the camera when I took it look as if they are swelling forward.

I’ve repeatedly had to tell my eyes to look at it the “right” way only to realize there is no right way to look at anything.  The sand was not blue, which is obvious, but making it blue pulls the abstraction forward.

I’m not entirely sure I like this image but it keeps engaging me. It wants me to love it.

So I’ll keep it. What do you see and think about it?


Photo Credits:  Sand Dune Abstraction in Blue, by Susan J. Preston. Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, © 2018, all rights reserved

Technical: Fuji XT-2 | 24mm (XF 10-24mm F4) | 1/240 sec at f8.0 | ISO 400