This photo of a seascape is from the eastern side of Rosetta Head looking east over Encounter Bay. I made it using a handheld medium format film camera as the coastal easterly wind was too strong to use a tripod.
Another seascape from a similar location, this time with blander clouds and softer light:
I had Gerhard Richter’s photo-realist Seestücks [Seascapes — especially Seestück (leicht bewölkt) Seascape (Slightly Cloudy) ] — as a reference or starting point. He painted his first seascape in 1968 and he went on to compose many of the works in the years between 1968 and 1998 in different formats, colors, and styles. Some of these were combinations from two different photographs – mixing and matching skies and seas until Richter finds a good combination. The Seestücks are paintings done in a way that resembles photography.
The Richter series refers back to both the work of Caspar David Friedrich, the poster boy of 19th-century German romanticism, and to the French researcher and photographer Gustave Le Gray in the 19th century whose seascapes used one negative for the water and another negative for the sky.