The Way I See It

Joyful Dance

with 4 comments

Joyful Dance

Joyful Dance

Gorgeous sunny weather today. Not a cloud in the clear blue sky, (late afternoon) temperatures hover around 80°F (26°C) as I type. I made this image on an equally beautiful Pacific Northwest summer day last week. I ended up getting a bit wet, but who can complain on days like today?

Photog Notes
Shoot enough seascapes and you get reasonably good at judging the direction, frequency and size of the incoming waves, the positions and profiles of the rocks at the waterline, and thus the patterns of spray when the waves slap into those rocks. I try to stay away from vertical rock faces, especially when the prevailing wind and tide drive incoming waves headlong into them….because this usually means widespread, unpredictable patterns of flying water. But on this day, all I had to work with was ~30 feet of shoreline and wouldn’t you know it, mostly-vertical rock faces that were taking the brunt of the incoming tide. So I tried as best as I could to hide the camera in the spray shadow of an adjacent rock and judiciously covered the camera while not making exposures.


Written by xinapray

August 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

4 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Great shoot! That’s one thing I miss the most here in Edmonton…….is a real body of water.

    Charlie McDonald

    August 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

    • Thanks, Charlie. Rivers and lakes are great places to make waterscapes also. I know you have some around there 😉


      August 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

  2. Ray, I just love the high dynamic range on this. It works!
    Often I see long exposures but this freezing action on the waves is new and striking. You must join us on our next photo jaunt! Would love to trade notes with you and learn from you!

    Harry Tan

    August 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    • Thanks, Harry! I, too, hope that we can shoot together sometime (soon).


      August 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: