Lesson learnt on seascape photography

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bruinvis vanderbroms photographyToday I went to the beach. Inspired by a news article I read yesterday I thought “YAY, I wanna do that”. So I dressed for the occasion, packed a Canon 5D IV grabbed a Canon 100-400mm and of I went for some serious photography. And what a bust.

The things I thought I was gonna find were not there. Or they were and myself was in the complete wrong spot. Even though the signage talking of seals and a certain species of porpoise told me I indeed was on the right track,

Worst of all was the beach wasn’t even there. Actually it was, But the water line wasn’t. Cause the water line was to be found like half way to Felixstowe UK or similar. So I walked and I walked. Snapped a little bit here and a little bit there. But in all I could just sum this excursion up in four words – know your sport, stupid! For sure i didn’t.

You live, you learn!

But as the very much inexperienced seascape photographer I am I’ve learnt my first hard lesson. Next time I head out for this kind of photography I’ll know better. And next time I for sure will take time to check out and dig into simple things like how this whole thing with the tide actually works. I did grow up in a part of the world where the tide is pretty much non existent. So please don’t be too hard on me on this πŸ˜‰

In the end of the day I consider my little beach venture to be a good thing, All thanks for the fresh air, the calories burnt and this group of birds suddenly flying in front of my lens in this amazing soft pattern. I just love planet earth and it’s amazing creatures. Unfortunately us humans is not really one of them. But let’s talk about that another time.


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