Focusing in on the small things
RYAN FOWLER RUNNING along the edge of our coastline are glorious sandy beaches for as far as the eye can see.
Catching the sun each morning and also making a home for these little guys, sand crabs, it makes for a great photographic study.
If I had to narrow it down to a section of time that makes for the best light, it would have to be the first 90-seconds of the sun coming up.
That may sound strange, however there’s a reason.
When the sun comes up and because it’s so close to the horizon, this is the time when it has to pass through the most atmosphere leaving beautiful soft colours and shadows on any subject.
Capturing this shot was taken within 45-seconds of the sun first rising on a cloudless morning. If you look closely, you can see the soft shadow and the back lighting being created from the sun, leaving a beautiful effect on the photograph.
Settings for this image are ISO640, f/5.6, 1/320-sec.
Coming out to see what's happening in the world is this sand crab, masterfully blending into its beach surroundings.