Sweeping Sea

Sweeping Sea

The weather forecast called for rain last evening, so I took my camera down to the beach, hoping to catch some light and clouds before the rain. Although the rain never came, the gusty wind wrecked havoc on shore, blowing off sand and dumping seaweeds all over the beach. There was no where to hide from the stinging sand storm and salt water sprays.

I picked out my spot where I thought the best light was, but the wind was blowing right at me dumping salt water sprays all over. It was difficult to shoot. My shooting pattern for the evening: quickly shot one frame, covered the camera, picked up the tripod, retreated when the waves came, cleaned the filters, waited for the water to clear, walked back out, repositioned the tripod, uncovered the camera, and hoped the next shot would be the lucky one. It was difficult to find a clean frame. To the right of this frame were big piles of seaweeds. My tripod sat on another pile. This shot is a little deceiving of how unpleasant the evening was.