Let there be luz!

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Liv­ing in south­ern Spain, I de­cided to head to Cabo de Trafal­gar to shoot surfers in the morn­ing light of the Costa de la Luz. The scene of the big­gest bat­tle in Bri­tish naval his­tory seemed the most ap­pro­pri­ate place to be on Re­mem­brance Sun­day morn­ing. How­ever, the surf was not ‘up’ and so I de­cided to pho­to­graph the iconic light­house in­stead.

I am en­joy­ing your mag­a­zine, a gift from a vis­it­ing friend, and was feel­ing in­spired to get out there with my Nikon D5100. I have re­cently up­graded to the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G prime lens, which was very good value and such a no­tice­able im­prove­ment in speed of fo­cus and the qual­ity of bokeh, and I am loving us­ing it. How­ever, I took th­ese shots with my Nikon 55-200mm lens, as hav­ing gone to shoot surfers I didn’t want to change lenses in the salty ocean at­mos­phere! Michelle Brooker, Cadiz, Spain The Costa de la Luz is famed – and named! – for the qual­ity of its light, and look­ing at your pho­tos, Michelle, we can see why. Just look at that sky…! As you say, a zoom lens is al­ways a good idea when you’re at the beach as it re­duces the chance of get­ting salt, sand or mois­ture inside your cam­era. Keep an eye out for next is­sue, when our Ap­pren­tice will be get­ting a master­class in shoot­ing fan­tas­tic seascapes.

Even with­out surf and surfers, Michelle found plenty to pho­to­graph

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