Essential ingredients for dramatic seascapes
1 Moody light
Sunrise and sunset provide a wonderful quality of light, but as our opening shot shows, sometimes overcast light can result in more dramatic images.
2 Solid tripod
Your Nikon must remain rock steady while taking a long exposure of the water, as the slightest movement will ruin the shot, so a sturdy tripod is vital.
3 Water’s edge
Get down to the water’s edge. You don’t have to shoot on soft sandy beaches; undulating rocks or a craggy coastlines work just as well (or better).
4 Good backdrop
Find something that adds interest to the background. Snow-clad mountains here provided the perfect backdrop to this watery seascape.
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