It was a good opportunity to practice low light outdoor stuff. I learned the limits of my lenses and camera.
I did some with the wide angle, some with my telephoto, and most with my kit lens. I just needed something inbetween wide angle and zoom. The kit lens did the trick as far as focal length, but I would've liked something a little better to get rid of the noise I had. And my camera is a limiting factor there too. And I was trying to get fast shutter speed to get the cool wave movements, but it was too dark to get anything decent.
I started out in the rain, so I covered my camera with a trash bag and stuck the lens out of a hole. It worked well. Except that I had to keep cleaning my lens. That added a different challenge for me. I've never had to deal with water droplets on my lens before.
At any rate - here are some of my better shots from the outing.
|The ending of the storm|
|big waves crashing on the rocks|
|Was trying to get the large waves and the people standing on the rock. Disappointing with grain and lack of sharpness.|
|A few "God Rays" poking through|
|I thought the contrast of the gull in the serene tide pool with the raging waters behind it was funny.|
|Hazy and misty view|
|Love the silhouette of the people on the beach with the waves in the background with the calming clouds. The storm has passed and the sky was clearing up as the sun was going down and it was getting dark.|