Atlantic shoreline just before rain --> Shoreline View
And now for some comments -- this was taken with a Sony point-and-shoot on a very dark day. Every time I try to lighten the photo it gets grainy. Any suggestions?
Well, since I'm on deck for the next challenge I figured I should probably contribute to this challenge.
In addition to being a color freak, I am by nature a fill the frame kind of guy. So I had some trouble deciding what to use for this challenge. For my first shot here's a follow up to a shot I posted recently. This swan seemed very content to be swimming in the rain.
Next, it's important to Remember the Fallen.
Finally, I freely admit that this surfer is NOT on a par with SG's work. In my defense, I was using an offbrand 300mm zoom handheld. I like the use of negative space in this shot though. I feel it portrays the power of the sea.
Thanks for looking - comments welcome.
IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT . . . . . .
For me, the ocean is most dramatic at the end of a rain storm. The air is clear, clouds are dark and the sun is trying to come out. At sunset last night, I expected bright colors across a wide sky, but the clouds would not give in, and the sun was limited to one small opening.
The offshore oil platforms, with their early evening lights, prompted me to take this set to show an end of day scene as the rainstorm makes its exit.
From earliest to latest, as the sun sinks behind the horizon:
November 26, 2008 in Huntington Beach, CA
Manhatten Beach Pier in Black and White
I have not had the opportunity to go and take any new pictures for the challenge. I have been working out of the home office and the available daylight keeps getting shorter. I looked back at some photos taken earlier this year and thought that this would make a nice conversion. I am glad that I did.
~ A Day in San Diego ~
Late Winter at the Coast
The great thing about living in California is that it does not matter what time of year it is. You can go somewhere here and find the right climate for great shots. These shots were taken in late winter when the weather is getting better but the surfs and tides are still effected by the winter to the north.
Wave series from Shore Acres / Oregon Coast
To give you a size perspective the rail fence up on that bluff is about four and a half feet tall.
Tech note: All were taken with a Canon 40D, Canon 18-40mm L lens and tripod with a remote shutter release. I used manual mode and manual focus all preset to enable me to watch everything unfold and hit the remote as I wanted to.
My new home...
view from Hotel onto the sea is breathtaking, even more so from the 3rd floor. The surrounding waters and cliffs are worth while visting and our most famous landmark is the Beacon; as in the beacon in a mousetrapp, located on a hill before the ships enter the bay. The bay is just 5 minutes walk away down to the village. And this is what Baltimore looks like taken from a ferry. With the other pictures I like to share I have problems open them up. Till next time...
Beautiful San Mateo coastline
The coastline is an ever changing caleidiscop of beaches,cliffs and rock formations.DESCRIPTION_HERE DESCRIPTION_HERE DESCRIPTION_HERE
Enduring is my passion....
For my Sea ... and Mrs. SG...
This picture was taken from my deck at exactly 9:00 am PDT
Thunder on the Gulf
I know that some of the pictures are grainy. I think this is due to the fact that I was trying to shoot from a distance and didn't have enough zoom to get a perfect ungrainy picture. Anyway I hope you enjoy. The race was fun like it is every year.
Nothing better than a warm sleepy Puppy in your arms...
Unless maybe it's a fluffy tail, but these won't lay still on my lap!
Let's face it the sun will rise, and set, and will continue to do so after we're gone... (tombstone shot)
Want one? Sea-Goo last shot...
Look at my S-Car-Go !! A little salty... kinda gritty... sorta slimy... but all trails lead to snail!