Penn Cove – Short Study

Penn Cove, Whidbey Island

I was up in Whidbey Island for one brief evening, settling in and warming up for a 5 day master class with Sam Abell. Unfortunately, it was not to be. I was called home early the next morning to attend to a family medical emergency (all are well, albeit with a new pacemaker).

While I was there, I did this short study of views of Penn Cove taken from a walking path parallel to Front Street. The rain had stopped, but the clouds were still heavy. The gray clouds and wild roses set the tone. Working to bring together my ideas for simple landscapes, story telling, and true representations. As I think more and more about working with film (these were not, unfortunately, also captured on film), I think about telling it more like I see it and less like I can process it. It puts an added constraint to find the situation that will shine without dramatic processing. These are processed sparsely and exposed in low key to match the moody sky

Taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 at 25mm (50mm EFL).

Penn Cove, Whidbey Island

Penn Cove, Whidbey Island

Penn Cove, Whidbey Island


2 Comments to “Penn Cove – Short Study”

  1. Glad to know the family situation worked out well for all concerned, and sorry you had to cut a workshop you looked forward to so short. On a different note, you mention “simple landscapes.” Flickr has a good group on minimalist landscapes, which you my be familiar with. Check out

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