With apologies to John Masefield*!
Middle Cove beach, in the morning sunlight, is a marvelous place to be. Especially on a blue-sky day with, “the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.”
I wanted to play with the burst mode feature and shutter priority, as well as to get a feel for the time lag in the shutter reaction at a variety of shutter speeds and aperture settings.Waves are great for this. They appear relatively regularly and there is a predictability to their crashing. Every so often, a particularly big one rolls in. Once you get a feel for the rhythm, it’s good practice timing shots.
All were shot at ISO 200, which is where I generally leave the camera set, unless I particularly need a higher ISO. You get very little visual noise at that ISO, for the most part.
I liked the reflections in the stream in this one:
The only lens that I really wish I had, in addition to the kit lens, is a 10-24mm. This shot, at a focal length of 18mm, gives fairly respectable wide-angle coverage, but a little more would be lovely. Ah well, a girl can dream!
* the poem quoted in the title and later in the entry is “Sea-Fever”, by John Masefield.