“We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect… but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.” – Aaron Siskind
Relaxing my beliefs is not an easy task for me but I’m trying to be open and non-assuming when viewing things. I’m trying to find/see the beauty in both the complex and the simple and allow myself to be inspired in the moment. It’s a work in progress — with much work yet to be done.
I watched these five pelican flying south along the Atlantic Ocean shore each morning and back northward the following evenings. I have no idea what laid at either end of their flight paths but there seemed a regular schedule and I made it a point to have a camera ready for a morning pass, shot from our hotel balcony. If you look at the pelicans from left to right their wing stroke positions look much like time lapsed photography — pure luck and only noticed after the shot was made.
With selective focusing during post-processing I tried to give a bit of a tilt-shift look to this image.