“Bad weather can make for great photography,” the instructor had said during a session at Photoshop World a few years back.
The quote (from Joe McNally, I think, whom I may be paraphrasing) was going through my mind when my boyfriend and I were wandering along a Washington coast beach in August 2016.
The weather that Saturday morning near Seabrook, Washington, was crisp with thick layers of rolling fog.
It wasn’t let’s-hop-in-the-ocean weather, but the isolation the fog provided made for a fun day of photography on the beach. The images I ended up liking the most, after returning home, seemed more interesting for their patterns and shadows than their colors, so a black-and-white treatment felt best for these.
All pictures are with a Canon 5D Mark III and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L lens.