California - Marin Seascapes - patricksmithphotography
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This beach is in Point Reyes National Seashore and can only be reached during an extremely low tide. These conditions expose normally submerged creatures for about 1 hour. Even then, the water in this pool became a whirlpool with every wave and I had to raise the camera and tripod above my head each time.   I wanted to show the strong surge of water just as it enters the quiet pool where the seaweed was momentarily floating undisturbed.  I used F22 to show the sandy bottom and rocks as sharp as possible.  A 1/10 second exposure was just long enough to show movement in the water.  Sometimes a lot of planning is required if you wish to make an unusual photograph.  In this case, I planned to come out to this beach during an extra low tide near 
sunset.  And I wanted to see some light fog and mist in the air to add some atmosphere.  It took several months before all the conditions were met.

This beach is in Point Reyes National Seashore and can only be reached during an extremely low tide. These conditions expose normally submerged creatures for about 1 hour. Even then, the water in this pool became a whirlpool with every wave and I had to raise the camera and tripod above my head each time. I wanted to show the strong surge of water just as it enters the quiet pool where the seaweed was momentarily floating undisturbed. I used F22 to show the sandy bottom and rocks as sharp as possible. A 1/10 second exposure was just long enough to show movement in the water. Sometimes a lot of planning is required if you wish to make an unusual photograph. In this case, I planned to come out to this beach during an extra low tide near
sunset. And I wanted to see some light fog and mist in the air to add some atmosphere. It took several months before all the conditions were met.

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