What Do You See?

Steve fishing I’ve heard it said that you can find beauty anywhere you look. For the photographers of the world, that means there is a never-ending supply of pictures to take.

Steve decided to go fishing in the bay, across the street. So I took the camera to see what I would see.

The water is pretty shallow for a good 50 feet out at least. I wish I could read nature’s writing. She seems to have a lot to say.

sand in shallow water

I am reminded of thick, broken glass when the wind blows ripples on the waves.


The water can look very different from various angles.


There are lots of creatures in the water, very beautiful.

cabbage head


Some of these pictures have so much in them, you can zoom in and still have a rich photo.

algae - first crop algae - second crop (click to see bigger)

jellyfish - zoom (click to see bigger)


Steve did catch a trout, about 15 inches long. He threw him back, hoping for a bigger one.


How can something look so fluid and so stiff at the same time?

water - crop 1 water - crop 2 (click to see bigger)

And something else just looks stiff, but so multi-colored.

cement - crop1 cement - crop2 (click to see bigger)

That’s some of what I found in an hour and a half across the street.


  • Joy,

    Now you see why I enjoy this type of photography so much. It is such and expressive way to do art.

    Your pictures are so beautiful. I am looking forward to a day when I might be able to visit and we share in a day of discovering what the ocean can offer.


  • Valerie, Thanks, but you do this all the time! Your pictures prove you don’t need the ocean to take beautiful photos.
    I’ve got a lot to learn from you on taking pictures of the water.

  • Wow, these are beautiful!
    I love taking pictures of water too.
    It looks like you had a fantastic subject to work with!
    And Steve looks like he’s having fun!
    The boys were impressed. Gordon thought the seaweed looked like a watercolor painting.

  • Joy, I really enjoyed these photos, starting with the one of my very cute nephew with his fishing hat on. Engaging to say the least. I hope you go very few places without your camera. Your eye and technique really produce some wonderful images!! I looked at your July 4th parade pics on the run so I have’nt yet let you know how impressd I am with the photo/journalism. Magnificent in both respects. Suggest sending copies to the newspaper and also to the group that put on the parade. Maybe a new career! So glad I’m on the mail list! Love, C

  • Thanks Laura. I just shot what I saw. I thought the seaweed looked like a watercolor too.

    Carolyn, You can get paid for that!? ;)
    But I don’t think it works all the time. You have to put yourself in that mode where you find the beauty in whatever is around. Or I do anyway…otherwise it’s just blah normal boring. I’d say that’s worth the effort though.

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