Hole in the wall

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    Holga's impression of Hole In The Wall. I missed this shot the first time through because I was more concerned with getting through the hole and up the beach before the waves got me. But tide was going out and trip back more leisurely, that I happened to glance back and saw this framed up, it seemed a pretty no-brainer of a shot. Nonetheless, this is one I wish I had further opportunity to work with. I like the ocean and cloud layer, I don't like the layer of clear sky poking through at the top. I tried a few other angles but just couldn't get the camera high enough to hide that clear sky. If I had another crack at this I would come back on a more overcast day at twilight and replicate this one. I would also come back on a clear day. At night and do some star trails through the hole. And do another with a bit of an exposure bracket just to pick up a bit more detail in the foreground, but just a bit.

    I don't tend to look at my photos as either successes or failures, good or bad, perfect or crappy. To do so I think is way too limiting and narrow in your evaluation of your work, simply for the reasons that even shots that aren't what you considered "successful" often have a lot to teach you. In fact, I usually tell people who remark on the quality of my work about the closet full of boxes of dud photos I have. Each successful photo I have is built off of a hundred unsuccessful ones, but that one stellar image wouldn't have been possible with what was learned from all those less stellar predecessors. Looking at, evaluating and reading your own photography is not a black and white affair. And that is part of the difference between being in tune with the process versus being hung up on the result.

    Jim «JP» Hansen, Tom Troyer, and 79 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Turbulent thoughts 55 months ago | reply

      It is the journey and not the destination.....a cliche not put out as a cliche...awesome framing zeb! I love the moodiness of this one.

    2. reathel 55 months ago | reply

      "being in tune with the process versus being hung up on the result" amen.

      I'm putting that one in my quote box.

      editor 5d magazine

    3. Dan Grenier 55 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your words/reminder here. Solid perspective...

    4. countryman.andrew 55 months ago | reply

      Wow!!! great colors.

    5. Jessica Frinkster 55 months ago | reply

      I really like the gradience from dark blue to white. This has a very surreal feel to it.

    6. Chicken® 55 months ago | reply

      I think it's perfect, that clear sky makes it interesting for me.

    7. Ed Cheong [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      totally awesome

    8. Pha410 55 months ago | reply

      gorgeous blue!

    9. Zeb Andrews 55 months ago | reply

      No, this is Hole-in-the-wall just north of Santa Cruz.

    10. Adam Rondepierre 55 months ago | reply

      this is fantastic! i don't mind the white above the cloud cover at all. it looks great as three different tones in the opening. i agree that a bit more detail in the foreground would really bring the viewer in. however, this is still a really neat pic!

    11. southpaw20 55 months ago | reply

      This is outstanding! Those blues are just great!

    12. think_thank_thunk 55 months ago | reply

      I really love this shot. every detail supports, from the proportions of gradiated colors, to the hints at their sources, the darkness of tide rocks on the sand which give respite to the gradiation and then lead to the hint of rock face in the corner of the hole.... amazing.

    13. skky 55 months ago | reply

      Very nice. I would have wanted a more visible foreground, but in this situation with the clear patch of sky it's a very good compromise! It's good to be reminded that a good photo is a result of continuous honing of the photographic process. Thanks!

    14. Gabe Scalise 55 months ago | reply

      you are the best photographer on flickr, hands down

    15. Luis Andrei Muñoz 55 months ago | reply

      Incredible color and tones.

    16. shastrix 34 months ago | reply

      Astounding pic! The top of the outline has an uncanny resemblance to Arunachala:

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