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Ok, you proved that there's a lot of great street photographer here - but..are you able to also take land-/seascape photos? ;-)
Post YOUR favorite one that you've taken and tell a little bit about it.
Mine is from Caspar Beach up here in Northern California. Shot with a 50mm lens when the sun was setting. I remember it being quite cold..
This is my favorite seascape photo that I have taken so far and I have since taken up street photography and environmental portrait. The story behind this photo is that I camped overnight on a jetty to catch the sunrise. When dawn was approaching, I set up the tripod to get ready. Suddenly I noticed this fisherman rowing out his small boat to retrieve his fish trap. Not enough time to mount my camera on the tripod, I quickly rested the camera on the railing and took the shot before he rowed away. My friend who was with me missed it as he was still struggling with the tripod. :D
Both are great.
Richard, wow, the sun really makes that shot super.
Peter, right place at the right time, great capture.
Not sure this is a great photo, but it has emotional weight with me. It's taken from the lawn in front of the house where I grew up, and where my mother still lives, though perhaps not for very much longer. The house was donated to charity, and they'll take possession when my mom no longer needs it.
The shot was early in the morning looking in a SW direction. The snow-capped peaks of the Olympic mountain range are off to the right, out of the picture. This is an arm of Puget Sound, west of Seattle. As usual, there's a seagull on one of the pilings of our dock, and a few others scattered here and there. The tide is not all the way in; at low tide the shoreline is well out beyond the tip of the dock.
Fuji GA645S, 60mm f/4, Ektachrome 100
Leesylvania State Park in Virginia, "Beach off of the Potomac. Nikon SP w 8.5cm f2.
The Kishwaukee River (the only one to flow North in IL) runs behind my house. The abundant rains of three weeks ago left this reminder in the field across the river (which is designated flood area).
Of course, I used my Leica, Hexanon 35/2 and Elite Chrome 100.
I deleted my other response (though it still holds true), because it didn't fit the tone of the thread. Nice work from everyone.
Really helps to live near the sea side. This one of of the Santa Barbara break water looking east. Taken with a 3.3 Mp Sony S75 digital viewfinder camera. about 2/3 of the image was resized away for posting here. The only post processing was running auto balance which usually only bumps brightness a slight amount and contrast a bit more from what the camera captures.
Edit: Now that I think, the one I post here is NOT my favorite one, neither did I offer any info about it (sorry), so I'm giving a chance to some old slides 'cos I'm sure they will fit the thread better :)
Sunset at Dun Laoghaire pier, Ireland
There were 2 fisherman but I preferred how the vertical shot came out.
Yashica GTN, Gold 200
Well, it is not my all time favourite (that would have been with a SLR, therefore not in the spirit), but in fact this thread made me reflect on how little have I been to the outdoors in the past 3 years. If my photography is a testimony to my activities - as I suppose might be the case for a lot of members here - then I've spent more than my share walking around town recently...anyway, there it goes, Vexin, a semi-protected area 50 km from Paris. GR1v + Velvia.
I'm sorry to introduce the evil SLR here, but browsing trough my pics this is my favorite seascape photo. Why ? well, this day I was only taking pics with my Minolta, but some days later I returned to that beach (in Gavā), the sky was exactly like this one, the sea was quiet as a mirror, the beach was almost desert and I took a bath, simply floating in that mirror-like sea, and looking at the sunset, I think it has been my best beach day ever...
I don't have an ocean or sea nearby, but I live in walking distance to one of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario, sometimes called freshwater seas.
Here's a shot I took in our local harbour looking out to Lake Ontario. Taken yesterday with my Leica CL and VC 21/4 lens (HP5+ processed in HC-110 then scanned).
Here's a shot of mine I took with my Contax G1 & 45mm in Kemah, a little town near Galveston, TX. I think I took this about 6 months ago. The film was XP2 but something went a little awry with this shot (or maybe scanner, can't remember) and hence the goldish coloring. I liked the color so I didn't try to correct, just did some dust removal.
I think this might fill the bill. Sun on the decline over the USS Dixie and her brood. Shot with an Olympus 34LC (my first love) on Kodachrome ASA 25. Camera settings unknown.
Gene, names are funny things... If the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea are more than mere lakes, then surely so is Lake Ontario! I'd think it qualfies as a sea if you cannot see the other shore on a clear day with little or no haze.
And, if the Baltic is a sea, how come Hudson's Bay is only a bay, for goodness sakes? The "bay" that I grew up on was way smaller, only about 8x3 miles. I remember we'd chuckle when inlanders would call it the "lake", as it was salt water, with tides. ;-)
How right you are, Doug. Maybe we should just call them "large bodies of water". I've heard of rivers in easter Russia that are so wide you can't see across them.
The Great Lakes are certainly like seas in everything except saltiness. Lotsa storms and shipwrecks too. Yeah, Hudson's Bay -- that's a good one :)
Reminds me of an old Gallagher thought:
"Why do we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?"
R/Jupiter 8, taken today.
Some of you are already familiar with this huge thing in the Barcelonian sea...
Amund... what speed ? Tripod ??
Amund, great! I can almost hear the rush of the water and feel the wet rock...
Wayne R. Scott
Here is the closest thing to water we get in the Midwest U.S.A. Contax IIA with Zeiss Biogon 21mm f4.5 exposure f5.6 @ 20 seconds on Fuji 400 print film. camera on tripod.
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