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OK, so when you go to the beach, you always take shots like the ones above and below…and you should. They are beautiful. However, there are a lot of other things at the beach that merit visual recording.

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Beautiful flowers grow on the dunes. They are photogenic in a group…

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or close up in the golden hour sunlight.

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There is usually an abundance of flora near the beach. These shots are of gulf coast Florida’s tropical plants.

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We found this interesting…a dead tree, which had become a resting place for shells to deposit during high tide.

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You will probably also want to take sunrise or sunset pictures (depending on which coast you are standing). I took some regular sunset pictures, then decided to try a couple of HDR shots.

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There are always a lot of boats near the ocean. They want their picture taken too.

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This last shot is one of my favorites. We found this direction sign at the Venice Beach pier. I love the colors of the sign against the water. I shot this photo first using the fill flash because the sign was in the shade. Then I took three bracketed shots and processed them as HDR.

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Have fun 🙂

 

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