Seacoast in winter
Three views of the Maine seacoast, one at sunrise:
And another at sunset:
And a long black and white exposure in the evening:
The surf was furious and there were piles of seafoam on the shore side. Although temperatures were only in the 30s F, the strong winds froze me to the bone, especially on my walk at sunrise.
Nice photos Tom, reminds me of my university town where we could see the sun setting into the sea every evening.
Thanks, Denzil. Maine is a beautiful place!
Those rosy streaks sure draw the eye.
The stormy sea is what fascinated me. The bit of red the sky was welcome, both at sunrise and sunset.
Looking at that second photo, it’s no wonder you were cold. That flying spume’s a good indication of the wind’s strength. The second is my favorite, because of the focus. Softer water can be immensely pleasing aesthetically, but I enjoy being able to ‘read’ the action of the waves.
When the sky was rosy, I had little light for capturing (freezing) the wave motion, that was the best of a number takes for showing the waves and a bit of sky color. Actually, it was much colder at sunrise and equally windy. Brrr!
Thanks, as always.
Those photos are nice, the little pink add really something else. Beautiful seacoast in Maine.
Here, we have three islands at the west and we have amazing sunset clichés too !
I’d love to see the sunsets at those islands off France. Before that, I should explore more of the Maine and Massachusetts coastline. Thanks!
Really beautiful! How long was the long exposure of the last photo?
Thanks, Lisa! It was around 20 seconds, the light was getting dim.
Tripod time for sure.
I almost always use a tripod, except for butterflies. It’s become a habit.
My only tripod is on the heavy side to lug around; I should check to see how it works when it’s attached to my barely-used camera backpack. (I discovered the first time I used it that it doesn’t fit under an airplane seat.)
I have a lighter one, of a type that isn’t made anymore, the material is basalt. The lightest ones are carbon fiber, heavier ones from aluminum. Mine fits in a suitcase with the ballhead off.
As cold as it must have been, I bet it was exhilarating as well. It’s not often that sunset and sunrise resemble each other. I like you choice of exposure time in the third creating a kind of mist or fog from the wave crash.