Looking for new angles and and perspectives on one my regular visits to the beach, I hit on an idea. I decided to get low and combine the glorious light with an extremely fast aperture. I really liked the way the photos came out and so I started taking them regularly.


The lens I use most often is my 10-22mm superwide, but my favourite lens is actually my 50mm prime. With a fast prime lens, you can open the aperture right up and take photographs with a very shallow focal plane which in turn gives you dreamy out-of-focus bokeh backgrounds. The vast majority of these shots were taken on the beach, shooting towards the rising or setting sun, with an aperture as low as f1.8. By setting such a small focal plane, the background becomes an amazing collage of colours and shapes.
For the last 16 years I’ve been photographing, blogging (and more recently vlogging) about everything I find, see and enjoy here in South Coast, New South Wales. This is my blogging site focused on my hobby (and part-time job) of photography. Please enjoy my little writing and my photography and I’d love to hear your feedback.
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