Posts tagged ‘Ansel Adams’

June 25, 2012

Three fishermen

The rain was pouring heavily down as we walked along the beach.  That morning I had been reading a book I had bought the day before (courtesy of a generous book token) called “Ansel Adams 400 Photographs”.   Full of inspiration from looking at Ansel’s legendary pictures I just had to bring the camera with me (in a waterproof bag of course).  I think I wanted to prove to myself that it was possible to get a picture even in ridiculously wet weather – of course having the three fishermen there helped with the final result and the rain actually gives a kind of watercolor texture that is a bit different to the norm.  I hope they caught lots of Mackerel for all their efforts!

(Larger version on Flickr here.)

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March 18, 2009

Ballybrannigan Strand

Nikon D70s, f9, 1/320 sec, ISO 200, 27mm equivalent (click to enlarge)

This beach can often be found deserted throughout the year (save for the odd sunny day here and there). Yesterday the sun was out – and so were the crowds (sort of). I think the people on the beach help to give depth and scale to the picture.

My inspiration here was that greatest of photographers, Ansel Adams, specifically his picture “Point Sur, Storm”, taken in 1946. Have a look at the link it is a great photo.