There is a magic to
the sea that touches almost everyone who gazes upon it. The
distance, the rhythms, the racing of the surf, the roll of the
clouds across the sky — it is a magic that has also drawn artists to
the water's edge as long as people have been making pictures — or
This portfolio is the result of a few incredible winter days in late
October 2005 from the rugged central Oregon coastline. I've tried
for over 20 years to photograph that silvery light in the surf that
bathes the ocean on stormy days, but I've never been successful.
During these three glorious day, however, the light and sea, the
clouds and even a flock of birds, smiled on me. The images in
this were photographed in the short span of one weekend.