Friday, December 09, 2005

Rocks by the ocean

I took this photo near San Diego, California at the beach close to Point Loma lighthouse. This is the same place I took this photo. Near that spot was a small rocky beach where there were a few small tide pools with shallow water and some really interesting rocks. If you expand the photo you might also notice the small crab in the top left. I think it's a hermit crab but I'm not positive.
I like the brightness in this photo and how the ripples of the water of water seem frozen, especially at the bottom. Also the composition seems to give a sense of balance and calm.

[click photo to enlarge]
Canon 20D, 50mm 1.4, AV f. 8.0

15 Comments:

Blogger Sidney said...

Very Zen-like. Indeed a very peaceful picture! Great light!

4:15 AM  
Anonymous Robyn said...

I really love this photo. Its one of my favorites that you've taken. Its just so peaceful, natural, and zen-like (as mentioned), and the composition is great. I want to print this and put it up in our house someday. I wonder how it would look in B&W- its easy enough to find out with Photoshop!

5:33 AM  
Blogger broccoflower said...

i like the way the light hits the rock :)

8:12 AM  
Blogger Doris said...

I like the shadows the ripples leave on the sand under the water.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments, this is one of my favorites as well.

Robyn-I don't know about black and white, I wouldn't want to lose the golden color of the water and sand and the colors on the rock.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Ian Frazier said...

I like it nice touch with the hermit crab. A little more depth of field would be nice or a polarizer. It's snowed here so any warm photos are a welcome relief.
Peace
Ian

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Nice colors on the rock.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Simone said...

Beautiful photo!

1:40 PM  
Blogger Bailey said...

Very nice.

Almost sad that the rock is casting a shadow, because I lose more of the ripples!

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3:49 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.
I actually like the shadow of the main rock because you get the contrast between that and the rest of the image

4:32 PM  
Blogger A said...

Rocky intertidals are great! Yet another beautiful picture.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Emmie said...

would love to be sitting with my feet in that pool right now...haven't seen the ocean in months...

6:51 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments, I actually did have my feet in the water at the time, very relaxing.

12:25 PM  
Blogger BLOGBANK said...

I saw this photo yesterday and liked it so much I wanted to see it again today. Very nice.

I like the jelly as well, however, as a surfer I get really tired of running into them.

You have a good eye!!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the compliment Blogbank, I'm constantly looking for new photo subjects.

10:33 PM  

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