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Waters in Motion

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 7 March 2018 in Landscape & Rural.


A return to my favourite local spot for some seascape action. This is the location where I learned a lot of my photographic skills. For many weekends in 2014/15 I would be out there shooting seascapes and looking for the perfect sunset and wave action. Later on our travels and other photographic projects took me in different directions but this year I finally had a chance to get out there again.

I was surprised to see that the beach was rather rocky. Usually the rocks are covered by the sand during summer months. There were some clouds hanging around as well so the conditions were looking very good indeed.

Having been here so many times, it can be a lot harder to find a different composition. However, this is another part of my continuing learning process. I like going to this location to see if I can come up with something new regardless of all my previous outings. It lets me be creative and also it prepares me for similar approach when visiting well known locations around the world. I do not mind taking the classic or iconic views but I am also on a lookout for any different composition that might be realised.

That evening was all about finding a great spot to photograph the water action. The swell was very reasonable and I was looking for cascading water over the rocks and good dynamic flow for the foreground. I think that the composition I chose fitted both of these ideas very nicely. The clouds stayed around as well and that allowed for some sunset colours to shine through in the background to complete the scene.

I hope that this year I will get to head out this way a bit more often. I feel like there is still something new awaiting for me and I just need to keep looking around to find it. And if not, there are always the ocean and nature to be enjoyed and savoured.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 4/5 seconds F/11.0 ISO 100 21 mm

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