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Honu Surfacing, Hanga Roa O Tai

Feb 22, 2022

I do like doing b&w nature shots, the ones everyone else would do in color. Perhaps it’s that they remind me of one of my favorite art mediums, charcoal sketches (or charcoal and pencil).This is one from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Filling in gaps in the final book volume file, I ran across an exposure of one of the giant ocean turtles – honu – that can be found swimming in Hanga Roa O Tai among the moored boats. The harsh sun on the water creates an eerie effect. I caught this fellow as he surfaced for a gulp of air, just as he swam out of a shadow, as a jpeg unfortunately, and finally decided to see what I could do with it.

It could never be printed huge, but maybe medium size. it’s in the Island folio HERE (added to the last page).

Note: the first Rogue Swan rehearsal for the upcoming April show is this evening – (have mask will travel) I’ll show up with the camera and figure out what kind of coverage I can come up with.