Stones Become Sand

Probably one of the easiest things I read somewhere that has made the biggest difference in my photos was the advice to get the camera lower to the ground. It’s amazing how much it can change the perspective and feeling of an image. The reasoning is that a photo taken from head-level looks pretty normal and typical and so doesn’t catch as much interest. But if taken from a perspective the human eye is less often seeing, the interest is amplified. I’ve found it to be very effective.

This photo was taken on a quick stop at a Lake Superior beach on my way from Munising to Marquette. It’s the first rest-stop after leaving Munising (on your right)… I’m not sure what the name of the beach is (or if it has one) but it’s across the highway from Scott Falls.

My favorite thing about it, aside from the perspective, is the texture of the stones and the sand… I feel like I’m seeing the process of how beaches are made.

Download: Stones_Become_Sand-Asgard_Photography-IMG_3237.jpg

Camera Settings

F-stop: f/22
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
ISO: 640
Focal Length: 18 mm