The face in the distance

By |2013-12-29T19:07:57+00:00Mar 31st, 2013|

I’ve come to really love dancing around different parts of beaches as the tide comes in. Each wave offers new potential for the sort of motion that you can capture as it breaks against rocks. Originally, I intended on cropping this more as a pano but decided to keep the aspect ratio intact because of the strong, sweeping motion that you see in the foreground. There is something very cool there and I thought it strengthened the shot overall. You see, it never hurts to second guess yourself every once in a blue moon. ;)

This image was taken at Bandon beach. You can see Face Rock being lit up over in the distance on the left.


  1. Craig Loxley March 31, 2013 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Definitely no crop required here. Love it.

  2. Nicole Burgoz March 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Love it like this too. Gives it more of that swoosh Feeling when you follow the lines.

  3. Marc Briggs March 31, 2013 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Very nice.  The streaking foam does make for a nice lead in.

  4. Qingsheng Zhang March 31, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    great photographer

  5. farah godoy March 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm - Reply


  6. Pamela Reynoso March 31, 2013 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Nice image. Good call- you are right about the sweeping motion- anchors the image nicely.:)

  7. Julio Guerrero March 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm - Reply


  8. Alistair McNaughton March 31, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Nice – what sort of shutter speed do you need to get water movement like that?

  9. Hari Kiran March 31, 2013 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Awesome shot…

  10. Jonathan Sander March 31, 2013 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    great shot and good words, all too often I pick a spot and don't move. Nice to be reminded to change it up

  11. Haroon Karodia April 1, 2013 at 1:25 am - Reply


  12. Matthew Watkins April 1, 2013 at 3:50 am - Reply

    Love it! Not the rock top right though!

  13. Samweli Daud April 1, 2013 at 5:32 am - Reply


  14. Stephen Caswell April 1, 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Hi brian.
    Another neurological breakthrough.
    Amazing work.
    Allways grinning brilliant.
    Makes my day.!!!

  15. NERMİN Yildiz April 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply


  16. Sandra April 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Great choice of shutter speed, just right for drama and dynamic. Pretty cool shot :)

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