The rocky shoreline at Neck Point, Nanaimo. Canon EOS 7D EF-S 75-300 f/4-5.6 at 190mm f/5 1/400 ISO 100
The hard edge of the shore can be an unforgiving place. It is a place of power and danger where waves of unimaginable strength break themselves on the rocks . It is also a place that teems with life of so many different kinds, the kind of place where life began. It seems a place, to us humans, very hostile and dangerous; and yet so much of what we are and who we have become starts and ends at the shore.
The interplay of shape and form in large landscapes is always something that has interested me. I was walking walking around NeckPoint in Nanaimo and I was trying to see in Black and White. Sometimes it is easier to see the form and shape of a thing if you see it without colour. Colour can be very distracting. The camera compresses three dimensions into two, sometimes that is frustrating and sometimes it makes this image. This photo has three long horizontal bands that are compressed on top of each other and give the image an energy that wasn't there even as I looked at the place in real life.