Sunrise photograph, taken in 2009 on Mantoloking Beach, in New Jersey.
I am more inclined to shoot the later part of the day over getting up and out at the start of a day. But this is one occasion I did so and if I am recalling correctly, its the second time I specifically got up early to head to the beach for a sunrise. The early morning hours, later in the day or during the off-season are my preferred times to not only be on the beach but to photograph the landscape.
The ocean was calm and the beach was very peaceful. The softness felt visually, is by the slightly slow shutter speed used and it being the light of dawn, as the sun was just beginning to reach the horizon line on a mostly cloudy covered sky. I digitally enhanced and embellished the scene with a full rainbow, and a purple tone filter to complete this dreamscape photograph.
This mandala inspired art is my latest upload that is coastal themed.
Living in a coastal community offers me limitless availability to enjoy all the things the ocean has to offer here in New Jersey. Most of my work represents my love and deep appreciation of the natural oceanic world and the beauty I get to witness living on the east coast, which I interpret artistically in my own images whether in a photograph or in a digital art drawing.
I began this piece last summer and have revisited it throughout the year to add to it as I was inspired to create a piece that is very much my own. This design is filled with elements relating to the ocean and living on the coast from octopuses to breaking waves.
Prints are available in a large assortment of styles and sizes. Many of the additional products, like home decor and lifestyle items have an available option to change the background color.
My newest upload titled “Stained Glass Flower” is a unique design that was created with inspiration coming from stained glass church windows, Easter and mandalas.
This piece took a while to complete as my first few times working on it didn’t produce the results I wanted from it. Color selection was tricky too, but I do like my work to look different then what you would typically expect from things that most of us are familiar with and the Easter pastels chosen worked for me and I think finished off the piece nicely.
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