Body Language

Remember the photograph of the girl standing in the sand at the beach? It was actually one of four photographs focused on her and her boyfriend (not the guy in the first photograph). When I first saw them I felt there was a story I could tell. 

Now I'm going to the last photograph in the set of four because it really fits as a bookend to the first one. This time it's her boyfriend without her in the shot. And maybe my favorite.

Body Language #4 - 12/8/15 3:28pm

Body Language #4 - 12/8/15 3:28pm

Two minutes earlier, there was this photograph with the girlfriend in it.

Body Language #3 - 12/8/15 3:26pm

Body Language #3 - 12/8/15 3:26pm

Proof of who the couple is...

Body Language #2 - 12/8/15 2:58pm

Body Language #2 - 12/8/15 2:58pm

The first photograph of the series. The girlfriend in front of another man.

Body Language #1 - 12/8/15 2:57pm

Body Language #1 - 12/8/15 2:57pm

Did you also notice the changes of the dogs? For me, they are the spine of the story.

Sand Flowers

I always love it when I see a photograph I shot that has extra details I don't remember seeing. This is an example of that - I knew I was shooting nature-made flower images I found in the sand as well as the shell under the left flower and the grittier sand at the bottom. I'm not sure I noticed the intricacy of the two darker feathers. I'm not sure you can see the detail in them on this lo res file but they are pretty striking when on the hi res file.

My point (or tip) is that you should look for surprises while you shoot and be thankful when they show up courtesy of the photography gods.