I must go down to the sea again,
to the lonely sea and the sky;
I left my shoes and socks there –
I wonder if they’re dry?
It is finally raining in the Central Valley of California and I anticipate a quiet weekend at home watching this marvelous, rare natural phenomenon from my window!
But I do have a photo to show from a few weeks back. On the weekend of October the 3rd, I set out to the Marin Headlands with the intention to photograph yet another splash. I had two good ones in my “Ocean” portfolio, and I wanted a third. Furthermore, I really wanted to see the ocean.
Although splash photography did not work out due to the fog, I still had a good time. It was a beautiful morning on the Rodeo Beach. The thick marine layer took over the landscape, and in times, one could hardly see what was right in front. The moan of the Point Bonita Lighthouse could be heard from a distance, every sixty-seconds.
To obtain this type of effect, besides the fog, you need about 1/2 s shutter speed and a narrow aperture. Here, f/20. Refer to my portfolio if you want to see a selection of my ocean photographs, or click on the Ocean Photography category above for my previous posts on the theme.
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