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A Paradise for Solitude

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 February 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

About Yesterday's Post - some people wanted to know why the rocks and the beach were sharp and the people and dog were blurred. I shot on a tripod (critical for tack sharp non-moving parts of the photograph when using a slow shutter speed) at f/22. This made everything that was not moving sharp. I used a slow shutter speed to blur the people and the dog. (I took several shots at different shutter speeds; this one seemed to be the best one.) You may think that the waves are sharp. Trust me; they are not.

Nikon D700 1/160 second F/11.0 ISO 200 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love this expansive beach view and lovely sun reflection.

28 Feb 2013 6:11am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully done Jack

28 Feb 2013 7:59am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Le titre lui va très bien à cette photo. Splendides les ondulations du sable, la lumière et les reflets sont superbes. Bonne journée.

28 Feb 2013 8:45am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great little component be straighten curved horizon and 5 **** rigor personal opinion in full respect copyright and photo

28 Feb 2013 9:34am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

NIce picture with a great title.

28 Feb 2013 10:10am

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe prise!!! amitié

28 Feb 2013 10:28am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

It all looks very smooth and dreamy. Nice composite!

28 Feb 2013 10:40am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely space ! I like tones and texture of the sand , Run Jack ! Run !! Phil

28 Feb 2013 11:01am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Très beau

28 Feb 2013 11:18am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Juste Magnifique 5*****

28 Feb 2013 11:24am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

I love the sense of vastness rendered here. Amazing beach!

28 Feb 2013 11:40am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Would love to be on this beach right now, instead of sat in my office. The shimmer on the sand is wonderful.

28 Feb 2013 11:54am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful reflection of the sun. Nicely done.

28 Feb 2013 12:02pm

CarineB from Paris, France

Beautiful framing very creative!!

28 Feb 2013 12:45pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Perfect title for this marvellous minimalist image!

28 Feb 2013 1:01pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Lovely horizon john, great shot*****

28 Feb 2013 1:14pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fine view of this beautiful expanse of sand, with a handsome reflection of the sun and a remarkable surf in the background!

28 Feb 2013 2:10pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful and serene!

28 Feb 2013 3:33pm

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

juste magnifique !!!!

28 Feb 2013 4:05pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine "solitude" shot of the empty beach.

28 Feb 2013 4:08pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Une plage pour moi tout seul! Super.

28 Feb 2013 4:32pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm taking off my shoes for a walk on this sand. Nice shot.

28 Feb 2013 4:46pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Superb today also!

28 Feb 2013 5:38pm

marie france from France

Un paradis perdu mais beau ! un peu angoissant je trouve !

28 Feb 2013 5:42pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Un étonnant cadrage absolument superbe !

28 Feb 2013 5:58pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Tiny tracks say that "somebody" is around.

28 Feb 2013 6:20pm

ghazal khalatbari from shahsavar, Iran

بسیار زیبا

28 Feb 2013 6:22pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I like very much this wide angle framing with such a expanse of sand and the rocks in the background. Very beautiful again!

28 Feb 2013 6:36pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light in this shot Jack! ;-)

28 Feb 2013 7:35pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Great capture of the deserted sandy shore! I especially love the muted and moody tones.

28 Feb 2013 7:39pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great shot ! very nice . 5*****

28 Feb 2013 7:54pm

shervin from Amol, Iran

خیلی قشنگه
رنگش خوبه

28 Feb 2013 8:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the way you composed this. That reflection of light in the front is eye-catching.

28 Feb 2013 8:49pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent framing of this fantastic beach! The tones are really great, and the light beautiful!*****

28 Feb 2013 8:59pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful. Wonderful tones

28 Feb 2013 9:25pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super shot, very good job

28 Feb 2013 10:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks like a pretty low tide. A beautiful image with that expanse of sand and line of rocks.

28 Feb 2013 11:33pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Beautiful title for this wonderful shot!

1 Mar 2013 12:06am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very beautiful and elegant composition! love the feeling of space and the light reflecting in the foreground together with the stone and small branch really caught my attention and drew me into this photo! excellent work!

1 Mar 2013 1:46am

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

This photo brings the words fluid, smooth... Great capture!

1 Mar 2013 4:07am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the hint of a highlight - lovely frame

1 Mar 2013 5:59am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Bonita playa, dan ganas de andar y pasear por ella.

1 Mar 2013 6:41am

Yasmin from Vancouver, Canada

wow this is wonderful!!

1 Mar 2013 6:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice !

1 Mar 2013 12:29pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

magnifique

1 Mar 2013 3:30pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Fausse manipulation, le commentaire est sur la photo precedente mais c'st celle ci ma preferee. Bonne soirée

1 Mar 2013 10:06pm