The flu that struck knocked both of us down in our last couple of days in Tokyo seems to finally be done. This morning, I got up and thought that the light was just what I’d choose if I were to go out and shoot some landscapes somewhere and felt like doing it.
It’s impossible to live near the ocean and not be aware that there is a big sea running – you can feel vibration of the waves crashing ashore. When it started last evening, I imagined that it was just a big tide. When I went to look out of the front of the house early this morning, the sun was still below the nearby Kogelberg mountains – and the light was exactly the kind of soft light we all get out of our beds for.
Now, whether I feel great, or not I don’t need to go anywhere except to the garage and get my tripod from the car and upstairs to grab a Nikon.
It’s been several years since I’ve seen wave action like this – there must be a hell of a storm going on somewhere out in the South Atlantic.
For the technically inquisitive, these were all shot with a Nikon D800e and a four decade old 500mm fixed aperture f8 Nikkor at ISO 800. Aged it might be and have a very, very shallow DoF, but it turns in some fantastic images nonetheless.