A Shot A Day – 2017 (06/04/2017)

by | Jun 4, 2017 | A Shot A Day 2017, Daily Blogs |

“Recession”

Along the Western shore of the Olympic Peninsula, one finds Rialto Beach. The beach plays host to numerous tableaus, that when the light is just right, are stunning examples of Black & White inspirations.

A Shot A Day - 2017(B) (155A of 365)-(04-06)

A Shot A Day – 2017(B) (155A of 365)-(04-06)

BODY: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

LENS: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

MISC:

NiSi 180mm Filter Holder (For Canon 11-24 Lens),

NiSi 82mm Adapter for Canon 11-24mm Lens 180mm, Filter Holder

NiSi Polarizing Filter 180x180mm

 

EXPO: ISO 50, 1/3 @ f/22 – 26mm

I didn’t go to Rialto Beach specifically for this image, I was really after a formation called “Hole in the Wall.” A shot at Hole in the Wall is all about timing the tide and being close to low tide provides the scene that most photographers would be looking for. Was really killing some time, waiting for the right water level, when I noticed the way the waves were pulling back from the beach, as they were going back out to the ocean. The leading lines of the receding water, as well as the clouds, just all seemed to work well together, but I realized that specific positioning and timing would be needed to get the shot that I envisioned.

The key to this shot is multi-faceted:

  • I wanted to have the camera at a low enough height to the scene, to really feel like I was in the middle of the line movement, at the same time to low a position and the convergence of the lines, over distance, would be lost
  • I wanted to be forward on the beach, out in the water, so that the tripod was in the middle of the wave action, not out forward enough to endanger the gear, but far enough out that the lines are forming around the tripod itself (my trusty cable release allowed me to get the position I wanted, while at the same time keeping me (and my shoes) out of the surf)
  • I wanted the line action to pull diagonally across the frame, turns out as I watched the lines form, there were two opposing diagonals and I composed to capture them both
  • The realization quickly came that timing was everything and it took a few shots to learn exactly when to fire the shutter, versus where the water lines would be at that time

Ultimately, there is a very narrow window, in the recession of the water, where the lines form up clearly for a very short time. I shot a number of frames before I got just the right one, that you see here. Don’t be afraid to work a scene over and over, until it’s exactly what you want.

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