Wednesday, July 1, 2015

At The Beach - 11 photos of sandy ocean shores

It is Summer time right now and temperatures are rising high. Blue sky and bright sunshine are perfect for happiness and relaxed feelings. To underline this mood I browsed my photo archive and picked some random scenes of beaches. They were taken at shores of Baltic Sea and North Sea as well as Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. Please enjoy.












Friday, June 12, 2015

Tree Silhouettes

18mm  f/8  1/200sec  ISO100
After the photos of the flying dog, spectacular cloud reflections and silhouettes at the beach here comes my last post with photos from my day at the ocean shores of Oregon. In the late afternoon hours we spent some time in the Ecola State Park. The sky was turning into beautiful evening colors and the trees became black silhouettes in front of it. It was a very nice and sensual scene. Some trees were standing in small groups, but I preferred those who were standing all alone.

29mm  f/11  1/400sec  ISO100

50mm  f/9  1/250sec  ISO200

I took these photos hand-held with my EOS 600D and my EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom lens. Camera was set into P mode and calculated aperture and shutter speed automatically with a fixed ISO value of 100 or 200.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Beach Silhouettes

104mm  f/13  1/800sec  ISO200
A few days ago I shared some spectacular photos of clouds reflecting in water on a beach near Cannon Beach, Oregon. I sent the whole day there at the shore. The U.S. west coast is perfect for sunset photos, but also for silhouette shots from noon to the evening. I was there in early March this year, it was a bit chilly and windy and therefore not many people came to the beaches. So it was easy for me to take some beautiful silhouettes in front of the ocean.

71mm  f/11  1/500sec  ISO100

135mm  f/9  1/640sec  ISO100
During my day at the sea I visited several beaches. At noon the tide was lowering and the ocean was quite calm. The scenes came out smooth and relaxing. In the late afternoon the tide started to rise again and the waves got higher and higher. The scenes became more dramatic and with heavy wave action. The two boys in front of the turning waves with all the glittering water are simply gorgeous. It love this photo.

135mm  f/13  1/1000sec  ISO100

All the photos were taken with my EOS 600D and my newly acquired EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom lens. Camera was set into P mode and calculated aperture and shutter speed automatically. ISO was at a fixed value of 100 or 200. I took the photos hand-held.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cloud Reflection at Beach

18mm  f/14  1/500sec  ISO200
During my vacation to the state of Oregon this early March I've spent one beautiful day at the beaches near Cannon Beach. We had a sunny day with some spectacular looking thin clouds in the sky. The tide was getting lower and left some shallow water back on the beach. From time to time a higher wave brought some additional water to that smooth lake. This created an amazing scene. The interesting clouds were perfectly reflecting in that water. Since there were only few people around nothing was disturbing this gorgeous view.

18mm  f/14  1/500sec  ISO200

I took the photos hand-held with my EOS 600D and my newly acquired EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom lens. Camera was set into P mode and calculated aperture and shutter speed automatically. ISO was at a fixed value of 200.