Boathouse at Low Tide

Russ Murray
2 min readApr 7, 2022

Day 95 / 2022 Photo Project365

It was a gray, drab, end-of-day, but there was still color to be found. With clouds covering the sun and sky, there’s a soft, shadow-less light, producing muted, softer, more subtle colors. On this evening walk by the water, I was committed to finding subtle color, capturing and enhancing it — if needed — with a little bit of editing.

As I approached the boathouse while walking around Cove Island Park at low tide, I remembered a lesson learned from reading my favorite book about photographer Elliott Erwitt over and over as a teenager: shoot from a different point-of-view (paraphrased).

So I clambered down the precariously-stacked breakwater rocks onto sand, shells, and pebbles revealed by the afternoon’s ebbing tide, looking for different POV’s. From down there, I could enjoy the exposed foundation of the boathouse, gaze at the algae-covered rocks usually covered by water and waves, and peer at the clammy (literally full of clams) mud of the estuary’s bottom. And of course, capture a few subtly-colored (or enhanced) photographs…

Camera: iPhone 11pro
Editing: Hipstamatic app
Photographer: Russ Murray aka “remages
Location: Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT

See you tomorrow…

Russ Murray / remages

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