With the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend, many will be visiting beach fronts for the holiday. Indeed, for the next few months of summer extending from now until Labor Day, the nation’s coastal sands and the rippling surfaces on various bodies of water will be busy with sunbathers, swimmers, sailboats, and fishing vessels.
Therefore, I thought I’d take this opportunity to post an entry that displays a recent photograph offering an empty lake shore interrupted only by the distinct thin line of the horizon or a gentle wave and the wider fringe of beach. This spring image appeals to me because it seems so simple, maybe even unimposing, but it maintains one’s interest. In my mind, the scenery is reminiscent of a more minimalist abstract artwork, perhaps a painting by Marc Rothko composed merely with intriguing tonal fields exhibiting gradual shades of light and brighter or darker tints positioned against one another, sometimes divided on the canvas by slim lines, narrow rows, or thicker bars of color presented in contrast.