Fo­cus­ing in on the small things

Tweed Daily News - - LIFE - Ryan Fowler is a Tweed Coast-based pho­tog­ra­pher. Con­tact him at ryan­fowler.pho­tog­ra­phy

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.

Pic­ture: RYAN FOWLER

Com­ing out to see what's hap­pen­ing in the world is this sand crab, mas­ter­fully blend­ing into its beach sur­round­ings.

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