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Project Waves. Five:1. | by Jonathan Woods Photography
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Project Waves. Five:1.

This is the fifth of five places we stopped at on this magnificent stretch of the Cornish coast line, looking towards Trevose Head lighthouse. The sun by this point was really starting to approach golden hour now, and combined with the blue sky, the scenes were getting quite warm in colour. I've always enjoyed shooting slide, and places like these really make it sing. I have to give huge credit to the Mamiya 645 Super (with metered prism finder) here, as I was going solely off the finder light meter, and it's really done a fine job with slide film. To give an idea of scale, because sadly no one was stood on the far cliff at the time, the bench in the very top right should provide some appreciation for how big these waves were.


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Recently, it's occurred to me that I wanted to try something a little different and step outside of my comfort zone... just a little. I've always had a love of the sea, and a fascination for waves (and indeed most things in nature which exhibit such complex behaviour), so I thought I'd give it a go. Instead of the classic landscapes, can I turn my hand (or rather eye) to shifting the focus towards waves as the main element in a scene, rather than a mountain, say. Their constant motion, which is typically so difficult to predict, forces a whole new way of looking at a scene. So this is the start of a short series of photographs taken either of waves directly, or where the wave is the key element in a scene. This first set, which I'll upload in relatively quick succession, was all taken in Cornwall, and all on a Mamiya 645 Super and a manual focus 105-210mm F/4.5 lens. The films used are Ektar 100, Portra 160, Portra 400 and Provia 100F.

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Uploaded on July 14, 2018