by Editor Miro Susta
For holidaymakers the beach is above all a place of relaxation. For photographers, however, the beach is a microcosm that has a lot to offer to the wary eye.
The vastness of the horizon or coastline, deserted beaches, sandy beaches, grasses, blue sea and beach dwellers: these are the moments most beach lovers want to capture and take home with them.
But how? Because capturing an exciting photo in hard light and a flat landscape is not so easy. In this article I try to present you photo ideas from 1x-gallery for 'beach day'.
Lonely sea- & ocean- beaches are for many people the epitome of a beautiful holiday, they are subjects in themselves. It is often easy to idealize them as a perfect mixture of ideal relaxing place, white sand, clear blue sea and sky and fabulous sea-ocean view.
Obviously, not all beaches are like this, but the best are firmly on the tourist map, whether in the South Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Atlantic or one of miscellaneous islands distributed around the globe.
Super weather and full beaches, today's reality at many locations worldwide. One prefers it the other hates it, eternal holiday problem.
Beach the living workplace
On many beaches you can experience the work of the fishermen up close and watch them go ashore, sort the catch of the day and clean it.
The Chinese nets used on Kerala beaches, for instance, make wonderful, sail-sized shapes.
Areas around seashore are favoured by colonies of sea birds and other water animals, who chose this kind of site for breeding, living and protection.
Mecca for lovers of unusual beaches are the icy cold beaches which can be found in extreme north and south regions.
Relax on the beach
You're at a beautiful beach, walking barefoot over warm sand. The sea is not quiet, it roars gently. Your breath is very calm and even.
The seawater is clear. You can look down to the bottom. Stones and shells in various colours and shapes lie there. Look at all in peace. Stay calm with your eyes.
Beach photo art
Discover a beautiful beach art photos here.
Although the many sea & oceans may seem to be lacking the wealth of features that we are used to from landscapes, with their shorelines and beaches it offers a surprisingly rich variety of imagery.
Most of the views of the sea and its beaches come from the coast, and from here there is incredible variety. There are rocky coasts and beaches, cliffs and sandy beaches.
All these elements can be integrated to the marine and beach photography by choosing the perfect vantage point. And the other important addition to the cost or the beach are the beach dwellers and the people who either relax or work there.