Kim Kornbacher’s Ephemeral Scene

After seeing Kim’s photo, I asked her to tell us about it. Here’s her reply:

Everything came together: a fantastic late afternoon hike down into the Pololu Valley on the Big Island. At the bottom, a totally isolated beach with amazing waterworn stones (many removed from this beach by early Hawaiians for the construction of heiaus and house platforms around the islands), the light streaming through the trees, the stacked stone offering to Pele with a tiny fish skeleton resting upon it; all these elements gave me an incredible feeling of euphoria and peace as I set up and photographed this ephemeral scene. The present moment is what we have, but capturing the essence of one so special in an image allows us to revisit and share a sense of it with others. I love this aspect of photography.

The 10th annual Photosynthesis photography show and sale will be held at ArtSpring on Salt Spring Island. This year, Photosynthesis opens at 5pm on August 18th and runs to September 7th.