Nature is truly beautiful in every angle and under all kinds of light, even dark light. I am a firm believer that light is what makes a photograph. As a landscape photographer who focuses on seascapes and ocean images, I really love to capture every angle of the ocean and under all types of light but I do favor early morning light.
On this particular morning the sky was very cloudy and it looked like a storm was on the way. I was alone in the water at Dania Beach about waist high and there was a mild chop in the sea. I find that a mild chop adds so much texture and personality to these close ups. The texture from the chop is also perfect for capturing highlights to contrast against the dark water.
I waited for the sun to peek over the horizon before I began to fire off a few frames. Focusing was difficult since the ocean had me bobbing around. I needed a fast shutter speed to darken the scene since I was at f/4 for a shallow depth of field and also to have the highlights bokeh giving the image a more ethereal feel.
The photograph was minimally processed in Photoshop CC with a few curves adjustments as well as some white balance tweaks to give the image a cold feeling. I believe this photograph is a testament to my original statement about nature and light.
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