Ocean's Gentle Slide
Ask most anyone and they'll tell you that the ocean is not friendly or forgiving. It's powerful and it deserves respect. But when a wave recedes, that moment can look really smooth and peaceful - even if it's just for a brief moment. It's certainly a very peaceful side of the Pacific Ocean - captured in Brookings, Oregon.
How I Got The Shot
I joined Darren White for a trip exploring some of his favorite spots on the Oregon coast and for this location, we were there before sunrise. With a lot of clouds and no sunrise color, we looked to make the most of the waves knack for creating great leading lines. After finding a shutter speed and a couple compositions I liked, I was ready. This let me shoot from a few different vantage points depending on how big the waves were. It might have been nice to pick one but I didn't seem to have the patience for that.
I triggered my shots with a remote to avoid movement although I know some shots had slight movement because of the tripod sinking in the sand as the waves receded.
• Camera Body - Sony A7RIII
• Camera Lens - Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
• Tripod Head - Acratech GP Ballhead with Lever Clamp
• Tripod Legs - Feisol Elite CT-3472 Rapid Tripod Legs
Exposure Settings (single exposure)
• ISO: 200
• Aperture: f/11
• Shutter Speed: 4 seconds
February 10th, 2020
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