Thirty Minutes: Photos by Mark Tipple
A series of photos taken thirty minutes after sunset. He describes:
An image came to mind some time ago. I was in the middle of a two day drive, miles from the ocean, when an image appeared and simply wouldn't go away. I spent the last few months planning, upgrading my underwater gear and waiting until the weather was right until I tried to capture it. On sunset I waded into the ocean, steadied the tripod, held my breath while pressing the shutter and thirty seconds later an image appeared on the screen. I hated it. It was so close to what I had been imagining I was surprised, but it was boring to shoot—and I was already bored of looking at it. Defeated, I walked to the shallows, holding the tripod in a way that the underwater housing was upside down bouncing while I walked. I mindlessly pressed the shutter button—a silent protest to what the tripod represented—and the resulting image was more interesting to me than what I had set out to capture. Thirty minutes after the sun sets.