One of my favorite pastimes is seascape photography. While the spot where the edge of the earth meets the edge of the ocean can be the scene of some amazingly dramatic moments, sometimes waiting for that moment takes patience, or perhaps simply a commitment to waking up very early. The variety of ways in which natural light affects the ocean creates dramatic differences in the same scene at two different times of day. The color, intensity, and directionality of the light all lead to some amazing shots that simply do not exist at any other time than that one perfect moment.
Of course, thanks to digital photography and programs like Photoshop, photographers can now artificially create many of the effects that used to be impossible without nature’s cooperation, but it does not have the same impact for the photographer. There is something immensely satisfying about capturing that one perfect shot that no one else has ever seen before or will ever see again.
Getting the perfect shot takes a lot of patience, and perhaps that is why seascape photography can be so relaxing. With nothing to do but wait, the photographer is forced to simply slow down and take in the sights and the experience.
About the Author: Sherwin Kevy, DDS, has more than 30 years of experience as a family dentist. He currently practices in Montgomery Village, Maryland.