Pacific, Devil’s Slide, California by Minor White (1947)

The photograph “Pacific, Devil’s Slide, California” was captured by artist Minor White in the year 1947. It represents a remarkable black and white composition that showcases the Pacific Ocean.

The photograph depicts a tranquil and textured expanse of ocean stretching across the image. Above the water, a thick, elongated cloud hovers, creating a stark contrast against the dark, calm sea below. Above this misty cloud, a small and solitary speck of light, possibly the moon or a distant light source, pierces through the darkness, adding a mystical or serene element to the scene. The overall interplay of light and shadow creates a contemplative and moody atmosphere, which is characteristic of Minor White’s photography.

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