Last week, I did a photography session along the southern coast of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Starting from Baron beach some time ago, I saw a beach with rocks covered by seaweed, as well as the location of its long beaches just a few miles from the beach Baron. More than a hundred shot photos, just yield some really suits my taste, the rest is just a picture that I think is normal. The appearance of the rock-filled green seaweed, I fail to pour in my photos as a “beauty”. I realize some of the comments from my friends post on my photos – just try to polite salute.
A few days ago, I went back down series of the beach Baron of the far east, starting Sundak Beach, Krakal Beach, Sepanjang Beach. A total of 195 shots, and most of my photos did I shoot photos long beach that has a line of rocks that lie. Taking photos along the beach is a bit difficult cause of towards the west sunset fall lineup while most beach stretches to the south, and so I had to find some spot shooting locations that have a background towards the west, ie at the bend-bend of a hill or coast line accordingly.
Line of beach next to my beach photography sessions are Parangtritis, Parangkusumo and Depok Beach. Line of beach is shorter than the line of Baron Beach. Not much interesting spot locations in Parangtritis, objects of interest from Parangtritis are sand dunes. A good spot is located 2 km before entering Parangtritis. Large sand dunes with palm tree at the top of the dune is my favorite locations to photograph Parangtritis sand dune. I’ve been twice to make some photos on this site and I love it. Some spot location in the middle of sand dunes, sometimes exciting to be the photograph object, but the physical location search will tiring and take time, so I suggest take a look at Google Earth and estimate the location of your photo. Depok Beach is the western end of the circuit Parangtritis, with limited Opak estuaries. A lot of spots that we can choose the location in Depok Beach neighborhood is, from the shoreline, river and estuary Opak own.
Many of the lessons I took from a photo session seascape south of Yogyakarta, among other things:
The weather – I am lucky to live in Indonesia, because not many drastic weather changes occur. So before I left, just simply observing the sky from morning till noon, and watching when the rainy season and the dry season there. If it look fine, then I drove straight sunny after noon.
Equipment – The camera body is not so important to me, is more important and is the main lens, filters and tripods. Two of my mainstay lens are AFS 24-70mm f/2.8G equipped with CPL and GND filters, the second is AFS 14-24mm f/2.8G without any filter. The 24-70mm’s lens, I use when the sun is still quite strong and hard light, of course I use this lens remains current until golden sunset hours, depending on the situation. The AFS 14-24mm lens f/2.8, I used to shoot a lot of photos special to the sun and time after time in the between golden hours and blue hours. So the results of the two lenses can produce images with not much difference “lighting”. If I see any doubt and difference “lighting” is large enough, then I simply do “bracketing” shot, after that I would be staying selecting HDR or not after downloading to a computer afterwards.
Preparation – introductory or survey site visit is an absolute must for me, before I execute as a photography session. So is the equipment that will be taken to be prepared the night before. Battery, memory card, tripod, lens, camera body, all must be checked. So also check your vehicle, if you plan to travel with your own vehicle. Sleep early and get up as early as possible. And the last is to do photography sessions with pleasure and keep the spirit to continue learning.
“A great photograph is produced from a series of learning and hard work”.
Happy shooting and have a fun.