Saturday, July 2, 2016

Beach Blues

For many people this is a beach weekend. If you are not on a beach somewhere, you might wish you were. Holiday weekends in the summer conjure up visions of lazy days and relaxation. And that is what this image is all about. No hurry, no worries. All is calm.

This simple still life was made late in the day when the beach was already in shadow. That, plus the darkening blue sky, created the blue tones on the sand. I chose to compose this so that the lines went diagonally across the image, and the shell was about on the 1/3rd line. The warmth of the shell against the cool blue of the sand combined to create a cohesive image that says sum-sum-summertime.

1/640 sec.,  f/7.1,  ISO 200.  Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens on Canon 7D Mark II body.  Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."  --Jacques Cousteau

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