Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bare Bones, II

Continuing with my "iPhone Chronicles".. a straightforward scenic for today. (I wouldn't contend that you should expect any very technically challenging work to succeed with such limited equipment, but knowing your limitations and working within them is always necessary no matter what you're doing, isn't it?) ... and it can still work out pretty well.
It's not unusual in this area for the coastal cloud/fog to recede off-shore during the day and slowly work its way back in the late afternoon or early evening. The sinking sun, peeking through an occasional thin spot in the cloud cover, creates a wonderful shimmering light on the waves and beach against the almost black overcast off in the distance. I kind of wish I had been prepared with my "real" gear to shoot this, but like I said, this kind of situation is not so uncommon here, and I'm very lucky to live only a few minutes away.

8 comments:

roentarre said...

This is true when it comes down to the principles of photography: being there at the right time. The phone does the good job of capturing the mood and the light.

Well done on the shot and glad to still see great work coming from you

Kcalpesh said...

You're really lucky. The photo doesn't really look like it's been shot using a mobile phone camera without any controls on the light and shutter.... it looks so beautiful!

- Pixellicious Photos

Gaelyn said...

You did Great with what you had. The colors reflected on the beach and water is fabulous.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

My favorite time of day @ the beach...and yes you are very very lucky to live just a few minutes a way...wish I were there...it's getting cool here in New England...beautiful shot...:))

JPT said...

Nice shot, nice colours and mood.

storybeader said...

looks like I missed this post! It's a beautiful photo - love the reflection of the clouds in the little tidal pool, and all the footprints. Beach sand contains so much info - until the tide comes in!

The Retired One said...

GORGEOUS!!!

kyungmee said...

great photo! And I agree, sometimes you can get really great shots with any kind of camera..as log as you get the right light, mood, and subject!! But even though I test this often..I have sooo much to learn of photography in general!!