This was a great road trip Donna and I took at an interesting time of year as far the sea is concerned. It was winter so the sea was very active. Some of the crashing waves reached 100 feet or more in the air after piling up against the rocky shoreline. I was thrilled...so much so that I didn't fully check my camera settings. The day itself was a constant contest of lighting between the sun, the clouds and the fog. The sun generally provided a bit of an orange glow as it fought its was through the fog. I was, and still am, enchanted by the mist that blows off the top of the waves.
A lesson for the day: The discerning eye will notice a graininess to these images, some more than others. That's actually "High ISO Noise". Explanation: the shoot prior to this one was at night and I had to have the ISO high in order to get the right exposure for my night shots. This is okay for night shots, your expect to see some noise then and you can filter most of it out within the camera and in post processing. During daylight hours, I normally have my ISO set as low as possible to capture as much detail as possible. With high ISO in daytime you get the result these images are showing - graininess, the shots look pixelated. This would occur with any setting above say 400 during daylight hours. At 3200 my shots were doomed. I completely forget to check that setting and it is one that doesn't get checked or changed when using a shooting menu, like I do. You must check and set this parameter manually. I didn't and I didn't realize it until I got home and started to process the images. :-( Again, you CAN filter out some noise in post processing, but you'll never get it all out without making your images look like paintings instead. You'll see this phenomenon in some of the images in this set, the ones that look a bit surreal. So, ALWAYS CHECK YOUR ISO SETTING. Had I set the ISO to "auto" I may have escaped this problem, but I had it set it to a constant 3200. Even when you use a shooting menu, there are settings that those menus wont touch for good reason. ISO is one of those settings. I paid the price with less than optimal results. I did, however, learn my lesson. NOTE: This is a rehash of an earlier set I published. I wasn't happy with the tone (too warm) and I hadn't cataloged them properly either.