And Also Too… February 6, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: beach, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens, Cape Cod, sea coast, tilt-shift photography, waves
While I was Out East I hit the near reaches of the Cape for a little beach action.
Well, being February, it wasn’t that kind of beach action, but hey, I’m old, so I’m not that fussy…
Getting around the bay-side coastal roads involves a fair amount of blind wandering through salt marshes and tall grasses:
…especially if you don’t know where you’re going!
The harbors of the small towns were mostly packed away for the season, with boats in dry-dock and docks stacked on dry land; I only saw a few rigs still in the water:
The shoreline itself is pretty built-up and almost entirely privately owned, which makes parking problematic, and sporadic at best. Consequently, I only stopped in a few places, and kept my lens pointed out to sea to sample nature and exclude the development.
A rocky reach-around:
Catching a wave:
This particular beach was awash with the white noise of these small pebbles tumbling in the surf, first cast ashore, then dragged away in a cacophony of clattering crystals. I liked it.
Waves crash on a dark jetty:
…as the implacable sea comes and goes in a dance its done for years uncounted:
These are strange scenes to the eyes of a hill-town boy, and I’m sure I missed much in the way of subtleties. The sea looked very different with every shot, and I’m really not sure why. I guess I’ll chalk it up to The Learning Curve and hope to have a better grip on things when I return later in the season.
All shots here are courtesy of Elliot, who tilted his little butt off to get them.