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Recent shots of the sea

Here are selection of recent shots of the sea


Taken handheld (I forgot to turn on the IS until after this) on a very quick trip to Parton beach


The-rushing-tide by alf.branch, on Flickr


St Bees on a sunny afternoon my dog is other side of that spray


St-Bees-high-tide by alf.branch, on Flickr




Parton beach on a stormy day this was during a short break in the clouds


Light-and-waves by alf.branch, on Flickr


Finally a colour shot of a ltime/ocation I showed in mono on Parton beach


The-rushing-tide-3 by alf.branch, on Flickr
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

I like #3 Alf. It has a pleasing energy to it.
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

Hi there Alf!

It's number 3 for me too as I love the light on the breaking waves - it really highlights them!

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Re: Recent shots of the sea

No #2 is like a refreshing splash in the face and it's a great lead in to no #3 which is my favourite too. Lovely shot.
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

Outstanding, you could make a fortune selling these as canvases!
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

I'll be different and say I like #1. The flare in #3 mars it a little. (Or is it water spots on the lens?)

As FL says, you ought to make canvases of them, and flog them to tourists!
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

Great set as usual Alf
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

Third for me also.
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

Thanks all for the comments.

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No #2 is like a refreshing splash in the face and it's a great lead in to no #3 which is my favourite too. Lovely shot.
I did get a splash at that point a few seconds later and I had to dry off the E-M5 and 14-24EZ I switched to the E-M1 and 12-40 after that.

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I'll be different and say I like #1. The flare in #3 mars it a little. (Or is it water spots on the lens?)
Its flare most likely due to spray on the ND Grad as the spray was pretty bad that day. I could have cloned the flare out but chose not too.
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Its flare most likely due to spray on the ND Grad as the spray was pretty bad that day. I could have cloned the flare out but chose not too.
You'll have to stop paddling when the sea's rough, Alf! A longer lens, I reckon... Being serious now, a young lady photographer came to our club last year, and she had some spectacular shots of rough sea - she said she nearly got swept away on more than one occasion; she actually tied herself to a guard rail at one location in N Cornwall. She had devised a way of getting around the spray problem, but I can't remember for the life of me what it was. Cloning can be difficult to do so that it doesn't show with such shots, and she reckoned that she didn't do it.
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You'll have to stop paddling when the sea's rough, Alf! A longer lens, I reckon... Being serious now, a young lady photographer came to our club last year, and she had some spectacular shots of rough sea - she said she nearly got swept away on more than one occasion; she actually tied herself to a guard rail at one location in N Cornwall. She had devised a way of getting around the spray problem, but I can't remember for the life of me what it was. Cloning can be difficult to do so that it doesn't show with such shots, and she reckoned that she didn't do it.
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The key is not to put yourself in a dangerous place but also make the view think you were in the thick of it if possible.

I have never been nearly washed away since I was a teenager dodging enormous waves on the local pier in a massive storm.

I stopped taking risks like that many many years ago.

Here is another shot from the set

The-foaming-sea by alf.branch, on Flickr
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

Love the light in that last one Alf...
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Re: Recent shots of the sea

A dramatic set Alf
Every one a winner in my book.

Switching on/off IS is something I'm struggling to get to grips with.
Only just bought an E-M1 and gave it its first outing yesterday.
On my Canon's lenses I just flick a switch on the barrel and hey presto.
Do you switch off when tripod mounted?

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Love the light in that last one Alf...
Thanks Tim

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A dramatic set Alf
Every one a winner in my book.

Switching on/off IS is something I'm struggling to get to grips with.
Only just bought an E-M1 and gave it its first outing yesterday.
On my Canon's lenses I just flick a switch on the barrel and hey presto.
Do you switch off when tripod mounted?

Mike
Thanks Mike

The IS is on the menu as it is in camera not lens based of course.

Press the OK button and the option at the top of the list is IS.

You do switch it off when on the tripod hence why it was as the last time I used the camera it was on the tripod as it was not so windy.
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