A North Devon Panoramic Seascape photo

A North Devon Panoramic Seascape

Westward Ho! Devon

Standing on the shore of Westward Ho! or any other beach while taking seascape photos during the golden and blue hours is something I love to do. In this panoramic photo you can see the waves rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean as the tide was coming in. There is an undeniable beauty in the sea, whether you like its majestic perpetual motion or the raw power that is often filling your ears as you stand as close as you dare.

I have a habit of trying to stay as close to the water as I can while taking photos because I like to fill most of the frame with water a lot of the time to give the viewer the feeling of almost getting their feet wet. This does leave me having to make a dash for it every so often as I try to stay dry. My next tripod will be a carbon fibre one so that I don’t have to worry about rinsing it off after it getting caught in the sea when I take photos unlike my current metal Manfrotto one.

I think this photo really suited a panoramic crop. The full image just has more sky that gets bluer as you look higher. I like that this photo has so much going on for such a simple event. You can see the formation of the waves rolling in, the white chaos of the waves hitting the shore and the water draining off of the shingle as the next wave replaces it. I also like the subtle tones of the rocks and how they capture the soft fading light.

What do you think?

  1. milouvision says:

    Handsome work.

    Just a small note re: CF tripods and the sea. They will require a regular rinsing as the salt water can expand the carbon fibre, plus sand/grit can also have an effect.

  2. Dave says:

    Thanks for taking the time to comment David. I guess no different to my current metal Manfrotto then, only that is showing it’s age now and giving it to my daughter is a huge excuse for an upgrade!

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