I've been rather caught up with shooting in the water recently. Swimming can be rather addicting, but it's not the only way to photograph the ocean. For years I was forced to find multiple ways to photograph waves from land before I braved the waters with a water housing.
This New Years there were some waves, and while they weren't epic or gigantic or crowded lineups, they were still beautiful to photograph. I decided to go back to my roots in seascape photography and do some water panning, working with a telephoto lens and some filters, to create that beautiful motion blur as the waves approach the beach. I took about 700 frames but I would only consider a couple of them successful shots. That's the gamble though, and that's the struggle any photographer who works with motion blurs will understand!
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Some days I just don't feel like swimming. Some days I don't feel like shooting with a 7lb telephoto setup on the beach. Those days are perfectly suited for drone shots, should the wind be accommodating enough.
I've only had a couple drone flights this winter, one during a sunny but cold morning at the beach, and a second during a slightly windier day at Point Judith lighthouse. It's always a refreshing perspective!
Prints available in the Aerial Collection