I must go down to the seas again…

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.

Rolling in
(Focal length 70mm, Shutter: 1/500, Aperture: f11)

I liked the reflections in the stream in this one:

Sea and sky
(Focal length 56mm, Shutter: 1/500, Aperture: f9.5)

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!

Snow at Middle Cove
(Focal length 18mm, Shutter: 1/500, Aperture: f11)

* the poem quoted in the title and later in the entry is “Sea-Fever”, by John Masefield.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Allan says:

    The beach looks so different this time of year, what with the snow and all! I don’t think I’ve ever been to Middle Cove Beach during the Winter Months.

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