Let there be luz!
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