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Out to Sea, Garrapata Beach, Big Sur

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 16 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Sometimes the worst conditions for photography are the best conditions for creativity. California has been warm and dry this winter--great weather for being outside, but not so great for photography. It's these times that remind photographers that the best photography requires more than iconic landscapes and spectacular conditions, and in fact can (and does) happen frequently without either. I say more here.

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Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Beautiful, the water came wetting the legs of the tripod !

16 Jan 2012 8:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from United Kingdom

This is a neat move away from the usual long exposure tide shot in that you have caught the shifting sands, too . . it adds an extra reality, somehow.

16 Jan 2012 11:12am

Michelle from Elverson, United States

Absolutely stunning forground.

16 Jan 2012 1:09pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Your transitions are interesting. Lovely image.

16 Jan 2012 2:37pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I just love this Gary- I love the movement in the foreground leading to the rocks and surf...Strange days here indeed, but I hear that rain is coming!

16 Jan 2012 3:06pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Such a great choice of shutter speed and lens length to create your own lead in lines.

16 Jan 2012 6:33pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Very nice...enjoy the texture of the rough sand, its colour leading our eye to the greenish water and rocks beyond. Simple yet very effective. stars. :OD

16 Jan 2012 6:54pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

When we stand on the beach and the waves come in and cover our ankles and then the waves draw out and take all the sand around our feet and we sink a bit and wee can feel it...THAT'S what I feel when I see this image. OUTSTANDING, Gary...I love this :-)

16 Jan 2012 8:17pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superbly composed with a great shutter speed! i love the leading lines formed by the motion of the water - they take the eye right in towards the rocks in the background!

17 Jan 2012 2:50am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


20 Jan 2012 7:36pm

Sandrine from Houston, United States


10 Feb 2012 3:27am