Monday, February 6, 2012

Poetic Winter: Solitude 2.5.12

I love going to the beach any time of year. It is the place I go to recharge my battery and find an inner peace and contentment. While going to the beach in winter can be a bit chilly, one of the perks is that there are not many people there. It allows me to find those moments of solitude to reflect on my thoughts, find inspiration and feed my passion for photography. This weekend I sat on a dune on the Long Beach Peninsula of Washington overlooking the beach and just looked and listened. I soaked up the vastness, the sound of the waves and the feeling of being in tune with the nature around me. I enjoyed every minute!

Settings: ISO 200, 18mm, ss1/500, f/22 
(full manual, sunlight wb, SOOC with cropping and distraction removal)

Settings: ISO 200, 50mm, ss1/4000, f/3.2 
(full manual, sunlight wb, clean edit in Lightroom)
"Shadows" for P52

Settings: ISO 200, 50mm, ss1/1000, f/2.0
(full manual, sunlight wb, clean edit in Lightroom)
"Shadows" for P52

Settings: ISO 200, 24mm, ss1/320, f/25 
(full manual, sunlight wb, clean edit in Lightroom)

Settings: ISO 200, 163mm, ss1/250, f/10 
(full manual, sunlight wb, SOOC with cropping)
"Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement." - Alice Koller


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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful sky and an excellent view of the sunset with a good reflection, very pretty picture.

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  2. A wonderful beach scene, my favourite place also.

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  3. Beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  4. "For me, the journey to capture natural beauty with my camera is just as important as the picture itself."

    I so agree with you here.
    Have I said this before? I have a vague memory.In that case, sorry :-)

    Your beach and dune images are soothing as well as beautiful.

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  5. How pretty!! Thank you so much for linking up to the Poetic Winter Photography Challenge. Friday's theme is "warmth" hope to see you there :)

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  6. First time visit via Creative Exchange. I love going to the beach in winter for all the reasons you site. I far prefer it to the beach in summer. However, I'm visiting the beach on the opposite coast. Your photos truly capture what's magic about the beach this time of year.

    Kat
    http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

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  7. Emily, these are superb photographs.
    I especially love the light and the way you composed the second one.
    Truly magical.

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful day!

    lisa.

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  8. What beautiful pictures!! Makes me really miss the beach. What is a "clean edit" in LR?

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  9. Wonderful photos. I love the colors, great light in the evening. Good, very good.

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  10. beach is always perfect to find inner peace!

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  11. Oh my goodness, it looks like the perfect place to just sit and be still. I love the 2nd and 4th photos! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge! I pinned one of your photos to our Poetic Winter Pinterest board. If you haven't already downloaded the free texture over at my place, stop by! We're moving on to our new theme on Friday, Warmth. Have a great day!

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