Yesterday morning was interesting. I was up at 5:00am and made coffee and quickly gathered my gear to take some photos. When I arrived at the beach the only visible lights were on the pier; otherwise the sky was dark. As my my eyes adjusted I noticed something approximately 20 feet in front of me. I assumed it was a patch of seaweed. As the sun was rising it became evident the vegetation, rocks, etc. was actually someone who was sleeping on the beach.
And I thought I would be the first one on the scene?
My goal was to take shots without any people in it. How did that work out up ask? In utter failure!
Instead the result was the following:
1. Sleeping person
2. Couple in the water
3. Man texting while holding a fishing pole
4. A boat which pulled close to the shore during the shot
All I was missing was a hot air balloon, blimp, :fill in the blank:
Maybe next time…
This shot was taken after 8:00pm the other night when the sun was already below the horizon. I decided to look towards the east and noticed this varied cloud formation. My biggest regret when taking landscape photos during sunset is leaving too soon. The sun is great and all, but the real magic happens just after it is gone.
I snicker when I see other photographers leaving before the sky reaches this dramatic peak. It’s a gamble; never knowing when it’s going to occur. It can change from one minute to the next in the most unbelievable way.
There is something to be said about having patience…
From wiki: As a ray of white sunlight travels through the atmosphere to an observer, some of the colors are scattered out of the beam by air molecules and airborne particles, changing the final color of the beam the viewer sees. Because the shorter wavelength components, such as blue and green, scatter more strongly, these colors are preferentially removed from the beam.At sunrise and sunset, when the path through the atmosphere is longer, the blue and green components are removed almost completely, leaving the longer wavelength orange and red hues we see at those times. The remaining reddened sunlight can then be scattered by cloud droplets and other relatively large particles to light up the horizon red and orange.
If I could only have a backdrop that consisted of an old piece of solid wood. The island of Palm Beach in south Florida has a dizzying amount of architectural elements that are a photographer’s dream.
Erica Berger and I started our journey on the famed Worth avenue and didn’t have to venture far between shots to find interesting scenery to use.
Found this interesting poster in a store window. I wonder who the person in the background was? Did he realize his photo was taken and if so how many years later it would be seen and further distributed in other photos such as mine?
Model – Erica Lee Berger
From wikipedia – A wishing well is a term from European folklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. The idea that a wish would be granted came from the idea that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift from the gods, since water was a source of life and often a scarce commodity.
Model – Erica Lee Berger
We both fell in love with this rustic wood. Made a fitting backdrop!
Prior to this shot a local shop proprietor began questioning what we were up to. I had to very politely remind her we were in a public place.
Photo shoot this morning with model Erica Lee Berger. I thought the photo title was fitting seeing the sheep appears to be looking towards the camera.