This is an environmental shot from when we were setting up for this shot: Second Beach
We had just arrived on Second Beach and moments before we were scrambling over the logs in the left of the frame. It’s hard to believe that these entire trees were tossed up there like toothpicks during the strong winter storms. This isn’t the most impactful image I’ve ever posted – but it really shows you what the beach looks like. It’s also an important lesson on why cropping is important. The original shot has nothing but boring sky and sand to the top and bottom. When cropped into a pano, it focuses on the important stuff.
Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 @ 19mm. ISO 100, f/11, 1/30 sec.