Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sand Ripples at Sunset, Bruce Peninsula

Sand ripples at sunset, Dorcas Bay, Bruce Peninsula National Park
EOS 1Ds mark III, TS-E 24mm II tilt-shift lens; Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer & 3 stop hard edge ND grad (4x6" size, handheld in front of lens); mirror lock-up and cable release; Exposure: ISO 100; 0.6s at f/16

Just a quick post....

About 10 minutes from my place, this beach faces west for unobscured sunsets and has extensive bands of sand ripples along the water's edge. When the skies look promising for a good sunset, I often race down there for a quick shoot. It's been the perfect spot to work with the new tilt-shift lens. To get these kind of photos, I lie in the wet sand with my Gitzo tripod lowered to ground level. The low perspective exaggerates the foreground sand ripples and adds depth to the photo. I end up soaked and covered in sand after shooting here, but that's part of the fun of nature photography!


  1. Anonymous7:40 PM

    Beatiful picture

  2. I hate you got wet and muddy, but your sure got an incredible photo for your efforts. :-) Those ripples are so cool!