Yesterday morning I enjoyed a beautifully mild, breezy wander at the beach. I decided to try experimenting with my 6-stop ND filter and different shutter speeds to see what effect it would have on the appearance of the water. By changing my lens’s aperture, I ended up with a 1.3 second exposure for the top photo, and a .6 second exposure for the bottom. Do you have a preference?
I made a quick trip down to the beach this morning, exploring the interesting rock formations and the way they interacted with the surf. I would have stayed longer but my camera battery died — there is so much more to discover here.
Coffee and cream? Both classic combinations.
I always enjoy trying to capture the movement of the water at the beach. The photography part often takes a back seat to just being there, experiencing the soothing rhythm of the sea.
Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match
Honestly, I really didn’t feel like venturing out this morning. The temperature was around freezing with a stiff wind which made it feel a lot colder. But I gave myself a stern talking to, bundled up, and headed down to the beach.
The salt spray immediately coated my lens, and the wind made my eyes water, necessitating much wiping of each. Despite the bracing weather, it really was a beautiful winter morning.
Getting up close and personal with a bit of incoming surf. Not exactly the most relaxing kind of photography, because I was constantly having to leap out of the way of the higher waves to prevent my camera from getting splashed.
I spent a very pleasant few hours yesterday, putting my new Voigtlander 58mm lens through its paces and taking photos of waves at the beach. I’m not sure there’s anything more chaotic than the ocean on a windy day. And oh yes, I love the lens!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos