On a wonderfully hot and sunny day in 1975 I took a series of shots of Marie walking into the calm sea on a stretch of deserted coastline near Wembury, Devon. I was entranced by her graceful spontaneous poses as she made her way over the slippery stones. In the dazzling light she appeared as practically a silhouette so I deliberately under-exposed the photo to recreate the scene as I saw it, making it more of an abstract image. Please see also the last of the series, which I scanned and posted first. I have a clear memory of looking at these slides when they came back processed a the end of the summer and being incredibly delighted with how they had turned out. I had the thought then that if I never took another photo I would be quite content with what I have. But despite Marie being pregnant with twins by the following summer I went on to have very many further opportunities to continue to record her beauty – as you can see in her folder… Tech note: scanned 35mm Kodachrome slide, taken on an Olympus OM1 with 200mm F5 Zuiko lens. Feb. 2019: This is a new scan with improved quality and shadow tonality, though I have left the shadow areas dark to keep the overall silhouette effect.