There are some cliffs at the Rodeo Beach in Marin County from where I like to make abstract photographs of the ocean. I have two such photographs in my “Ocean” portfolio and I want to add a few more. The short movie below, taken with my Motorola cell phone, was made from one of those cliffs a few minutes before I took the sequence of images above. I think the movie works nicely to put those images in context. When Isolated and after being converted to black and white, the photographs are difficult to recognize for what they really are: snapshots of the movements of the ocean on the beach below.
Location: Rodeo Beach in Sausalito, California, USA;
Equipment: Nikon Z50, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G, tripod, remote trigger, Lee Filters polarizer, ND filters;
Settings: f/18, 0.60s to 1s, ISO 100;
Tips: DON’T FALL FROM THE CLIFF! Be very careful where you position yourself, the tripod etc. Does it look solid beneath where you stand? If you step back, or sideways, will you fall? If so, move on to somewhere safter! If you change lenses or reach to your bag, will your processions fall from the cliff into the ocean? If so, find a safer location! Use ND filters to obtain a shutter speed from 0.10 s to 1 second, put the camera on the tripod and use a remote trigger to fire the shutter, then click away.