If a sea star could speak, I think this one would be saying ‘wheeeee….!’, knowing the wave would give it a ride.
I’ve always loved finding sea stars that have some gesture – the arms have to be just ‘so’ to look like they are dancing, or running, leaping, etc. We had gently removed this one from a rock by wetting the surface so it would release its hold, and then I put it on the sand and waited for a wave to come. It had to be the ‘right’ wave, too, for the gesture and expression that I wanted this picture to have. I made many pictures that were misses, but this one worked out with the way the wave entered the frame. Yippee! It’s always great when your pre-visualization works out in your favor…(and when we were all done, I put the sea star back on the rock…)
Made on a Canon 1DS Mark III and Canon 24-105mm f4 lens. Gitzo tripod and Really Right Stuff ball head. Processed in Lightroom and Nik’s Viveza 2.
We’ll be scheduling our next year’s instructional tour along the Oregon Coast very soon. Watch the website schedule for information.
Thanks, Rookie-appreciate your viewing the post.
Yes, it does, Scott! And I agree with you, waves can be frustrating and challenging but you get a lot of chances. I loved the oblique angle to this one and the speed of the motion yet still allowing us to see through it; I just got lucky to get one I liked well enough so I didn’t spend the entire morning on that one picture.
Looks like it is giving you the ‘OK’ sign to take the picture. 🙂 Waves are fun and frustrating to photograph. Thankfully, they keep rolling in and each time it they are different.