f/11, 2 seconds, ISO200
Last week I spend a couple days on Cape Cod and pursued some
sunset photography at Paine’s Creek. It’s one of the most popular sunset spots
on Cape Cod and parking comes not easy. What I didn’t expect was a beach filled
with kayaks. Sea kayaking is a popular outdoor activity on the Cape and
kayakers were paddling towards the beach during my sunset photography. After setting up just in time, patiently
waiting for paddlers to move out of the composition and capturing a beautiful evening
sky I turned all my attention to sea kayaks that were stacked on racks along
the beach. In this first picture I zoomed in on the rack of kayaks but kept
part of the beach and a picturesque cloud formation for additional interest in the
composition. The colorful paddling boats stand in nice contrast with the monotone
of the twilight sky. In the second picture I moved a bit further out to capture
a couple of racks stored with ocean kayaks. I incorporated a bit more beach and
sky for the viewers to explore and step onto the beach within my photograph. Mosquitoes
were a pest that night and got me pretty well. I am glad though I stayed around
to take these outdoor adventure photos. The sky and cloud formation also turned
beautifully and made for some additional peaceful Cape Cod Bay photography.
During my routine post processing
workflow I removed dust spots, straightened the horizon, minimally adjusted,
lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Cape Cod Kayaks.
f/16, 4 seconds, ISO100
and happy photo making!