Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Smooth wet sand, Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Wet sand on a beach at low tide becomes a canvas.

.... which then becomes a maze? or perhaps a map? 
Much of life is a matter of 'it's all in the eye of the beholder'. 
Is the glass half empty or...?
Is it a map to the way out (or in?)... or a maze to become lost in?
And where does the ladder go?

The artist shows up when conditions are right, which probably isn't often.

This is the cover of my self published book:

That same wet sand is a canvas for very shallow waves that bounce off each other, creating a network of ripples.

'Seeking the Vibe'
On Blurb:

And of course there's much, much more at my website:

Monday, March 27, 2017

New topic/theme - sand

What is this blog about? In a nutshell, it's about black and white darkroom photomontage, and occasionally some digital montage. Every few weeks, a new image with a few words about it, kinda poetic, philosophical. 
For more details - check out the archive, the first post, April 26, 2015.
If you like what you see here, go to: www.bobbennettphoto.net
Also check out my self-published books:
California Beach Trip: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1364579138

Previews of all at:


Let's move on to a new visual theme/topic: I've chosen sand. Yes, that's right, sand! 
It comes in any color you can imagine, and any texture you can imagine. White to black, as fine as flour, as textured as gravel. It is amazingly malleable, and can create a multitude of forms and sights. It records the weather, the waves and wind, and the creatures that pass over it.

So here's a few photo-montage images to start off the new theme. 
They are a great transition from the previous topic (time) to this one.

(This one is digital)
A single blade of dune grass is blown by the wind, 
makes circular grooves in the sand. 
It is a clock of sorts, a measure of time. 
Part of a sundial miraculously appears. 
Reset your watch if you feel it necessary... this event will not last long.

This/above is darkroom.
How many photos of sand do I have in my archive?
The only answer can be 'countless'.