There is less going on over the water this time of year.
The look out from Ocean Point between Negro Island and Ocean Point Inn appears quiet. A few months ago, there was a lot of activity. There still is, but it's different.
Difference is what is so interesting about living next to the sea. You could look out from this spot every day, at the same time, and it would be different. For photographers, it's a perfect gift, a visual smörgåsbord. In fact, you don't really need a camera — the Maine coast is an endlessly edited motion picture.
Near-ocean photography is unique and active, even when it seems not — the tides, the water, the clouds the sky, the weather, boats, sea life, the wind.
It’s like, as Forrest Gump once said, “a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.”
Maine is a Whitman's Sampler.
On the day of this photograph (mid-October), I used a longer lenses. Telephoto lenses compress.
The distance from the camera to the Cuckolds does not appear so close in reality.
But, part of the joy of photography is experiencing the creativity of choice — and in that, we are generously blessed.