Back from Norway

I’m back from Norway. This trip was exactly like I thought it would be. Truly amazing landscapes, wonderful people and great food. And of course, really expencive country.
I knew that there will rain a lot If I’m going to Norway in august. And it did. Again I had to buy new clothes, like in Scotland, becouse the other ones didn’t dry fast enough. Even with bad weather, the mountain areas look really beautiful.
I tried to take climb couple mountains, but it was to dangereos for me, in Estonia we don’t have single mountains. The rain made rocks and grass really slippery. And 25 kg back-bag didn’t help also :)
Probably I will go back next year, but in june or july. Will see.
I drove 5200 km, and the best light that I saw was in Estonia after departure from harbour, but it doesn’t matter. The experience and the memories are the most important ones.

I got about ten images that I like. I will publishe these shortly.


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Nüüd siis tagasi Norrast. 5200 km hiljem õnnestus näha ka üli ilusat päikeseloojangut, Paldiskis. Aga ei ole hullu. Kogemused, mälestused, mis reisimisel tekivad on olulisemad kui pildid. Mis sest, et just piltide pärast Norra läksin.

Üli vinge ja -kallis riik. Vaated on mega ilusad. Väiksed külad mägede vahel, pikad tunnelid ja praamid. Kui võimalik siis kindlasti soovitan minna, välja arvatud augustis, siis enamasti sajab vihma mägistes piirkondades. Sedasi on minul läinud senimaani.

Võimalusel järgmine aasta lähen tagasi. Kuid ei läbi nii pikka vahemaad enam, vaid viibin väiksemal ala.

Mis piltidesse puutub siis vast kümme pilti ikka sain, eks jupp haaval panen need kodulehele ja siia fb lehele ülesse.

Rainfall

Yesterday we had quite massive thunderstorm system. I saw a lot of lightning strikes, but it was not possible to take images. The rainfall was really heavy. Next time.


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Kui mina Munalaiu sadamasse jõudsin hakkasid äikesepilved laiali vajuma, põnevam osa oli läbi. Loo moraal on vast see, et muru saab ka hiljem niita :) Ehk teine kord on rohkem õnne.

Night Seascape

Noctilucent clouds have been really active this summer. I was camping in Juminda peninsula. The sky was clear, but the weather was really windy. I almost broke my leg, because these boulders was very slippery from the water. Images are not worth it, but I like this one.


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Helkivad ööpilved vaadatuna Juminda poolsaarelt. Jalutamine randa oli juba elamus omaette. Telkimisalalt mere äärde viib lühike tee, kummalgi poolel ülekasvanud muru ja võsa, kuid kaunistuseks helendavad jaanimardikad :)

The Sky

It’s been a awhile since I uploaded an image here. But the weather has been really weird. The weather was burning hot and no clouds for over a month. It was definitely unusual. These conditions are not that inspiring.

About this image. I really love the sky, but I’m not that keen about the foreground. But then a again, there just wasn’t that many options.


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Päris pikk paus on sisse tulnud viimasest postitusest. Aga see ilm mis oli, üle kuu aja täiesti selget taevast, ei ole minu jaoks just inspireeriv. Proovisin ka metsades pildistada, aga ei sobi selline kontrastne valgus ka sinna. Ehk õnnestub edaspidi rohkem näidata Teile neid ilusaid hetki loodusest.

Layers of colors

Something completely different that I usually photograph, but I really liked this composition that I saw when I was scouting in costal forest. Minimalism in photography is what I like, but that’s something that I don’t know how to use in my images. I hope you like this image. If not then constructive criticism is welcome.


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Photopoindist testimiseks antud Pentax K-1 mark II kaameraga sai Keila-Joal ringi jalutatud. Ma ei tea, mis ime vägi tehnikal on, aga igakord kui midagi uut fotokotti saab pandud siis on motivatsiooni rohkem kui eales varem

Mõnikord on kasu ka pikemast objektiivist kui minna päikeseloojangu ajaks mereäärde. Seda kompositsiooni nägin juba eemalt kui kolasin metsas ringi. Mõnusad värvide kihid on pildil. Kuid jah, kajakad ei püsinud paigal :) Samas minule isegi meeldib sedasi, et nad ei ole teravad, sest pilt ise on tehtud 10 sekundise säriga.

Milky sea

I’m editing my older images. This is from end of last year. The sea was quite rough, but with longer exposure it creates quite nice effect.


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Vaatasin vanu pilte üle. See suhteliselt monotoonsete värvidega pilt jäi silma. Tehtud sai see eelmise aasta lõpus Hiiumaal, Pentaxi talve päevade ajal. Head ajad :)

The Milky Way

Last chances to photograph milky way here in northern hemisphere. Soon the night sky is too bright to see milky way. To get most out of it, the next camping trip is planned for this weekend. Hopefully the weather will cooperative with us.


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Viimased võimalused pildistada linnuteed. Iga ööga jääb järjest vähemaks võimalusi, et näeks või saaks pildistada linnuteed. Eelmine nädalavahetus mereääres olles ei olnud just lihtne näha linnuteed, õigemini ega ei näinudki, aga õnneks kaamera veel nägi midagi. Eks tuleb liikuda Lõuna-Eesti poole. Seal on natukene pimedam.

Fog Inversion

What a beautiful night it was. Almost full moon made the landscape so bright. And top of that, the fog started to rise from the sea. The temperature was about -20c, hot tea was life saver :) The photographer gives scale to this image.


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Peaaegu ideaalne talv oli see aasta. Kahju, et nii lühikeseks jäi kuid uued külmad on tulemas, ehk näeme midagi sarnast veel.

Pildil olev udu oli suureks üllatuseks, mõnikord tasub ikka külmetada tunde öösel mereääres. Täiskuu valgus annab sügavust pildile ja loomulikult ka inimene taamal.

Pinch of light

Otherwise gray and flat evening allowed me to take one image. Overcast sky had a small hole, from where the light managed to come through. Thankfully the water level was really low, so no chance to break through the ice like couple weeks before.


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Teinekord võib ka hallil pilvisel päeval valgust näha. Talvega on nüüd vist ühelpool. Tuleb oodata tärkavat loodust, uued huvitavad avastused Eesti looduses terendamas.

The light

This year I have learned that patience is the key to success, it’s logical, but I used to walk around until the light was good. Now I first search the composition and then I will wait the light.

For this image to happen I waited about two hours in -15C weather. It was quite brutal, although this image doesn’t show it. But the result is quite okey.


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Teinekord juhtub ka sedasi, et kompositsioon on paigas aga õiget valgust tuleb oodata mitu tundi. Kuigi, nüüd suurelt seda pilti vaadates oleks tulnud teha ikkagi korrektuure kompositsioonis.

Pastel colors

I’m really glad that I arrived at the right time to the sea. This moment lasted about couple minutes.


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Nagu lubatud siis ka seekord loojang, aga mõnusates pastelsetes toonides.

Sunset bonfire

One of the coldest evening so far for me. But it was worth to wait until the sunset. I’m really glad that the winter has finally arrived. I will try to get most out of that. Lots of adventures ahead :)


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Vahepeal ausalt tüdinesin ära päikeseloojangu piltidest, aga kuna viimasel ajal on neid ikka väga vähe jagatud siis seekord tundsin ikka suurt rõõmu küll kui lõpuks õnnestus esireast vaadata kuidas pilt iga minutiga paremaks muutub. Kolmapäevane pilt on samuti loojang, aga hoopis teistes toonides :)

Wintery

How about that. The joy I had when I saw sun :) I know it sounds weird, but I was so happy. The temp was about -10c, but when the sun came out it was so farm. The february should give us more light, so I really hope that I can find another images soon. Stay tuned :)


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Hakkab juba talve moodi minema. Isegi päike tuli lõpuks välja. Nagu öeldakse: Siit on hea edasi minna :)

Dramatic coastline

Most of the Christmas and New Year vacation I was out in nature. Before Christmas I just didn’t have a chance to wander around in nature, because of my day job. So I had a lot of ground to cover.

The story about this image is that I was actually scouting for future images. But suddenly I had a stupid idea. I thought that this image would look nice if I stand near this cliff. That way I could give this image a depth, hopefully not a death. I don’t recommend doing this, especially if you know that this cliff is not stable. Thankfully nothing happened.


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Paldiski pankrannik on täis potentsiaalselt häid pilte, kui vaid ilm kaasa mängiks. Paar väga head kohta leidsin, ehk õnnestub tulevikus ka ideed realiseerida.

Sellel pildil pildistasin ise ennast, et anda pildile sügavust ja näidata kui võimas pankrannik ikka on. Kahju, et ma ei ole varem seal kandis just tihti luurel käinud. Ideid on nüüd kuhjaga, ka öö fotograafia jaoks.

The force

I’m really sorry that I haven’t uploaded images for very long time now. I will give my best to start exploring the nature again. It was just mad rush at work.

This image is from this weekend trip to Hiiumaa. We, Pentax fans, had winter days there. This little island is very beautiful. There is loads of potential to some nice images, especially the woods. I just have to go back as soon as possible :)

I managed to get some images that I like. I will upload these shortly.


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Pildistamises on päris pikk paus sisse tulnud. Vabandan sellepärast. Hetkel tegelen sellega, et edaspidi oleks ka sügisest jõuludeni vaba aega vähe rohkem.

Esimene Pentaxi talvepäev toimus Hiiumaal, see nädalavahetus. Peab ütlema, et see oli ikka üks väga lahe üritus. Kui oled ka Pentaxi kasutaja siis ühine FB grupiga. Sarnaseid üritusi toimub ka edaspidi ja loodetavasti tihedamalt. Pole hullu kui oled algaja, aitame sind heameelega.

Hiiumaa loodus on lihtsalt fantastiline. Suhteliselt raske on ikka edaspidi siin harjumaa randades pildistada, kui oled korra sattunud Hiiumaale, Ristna neemele. Mega võimsad lained möllavad seal. Peab kuidagi organiseerima ennast sinna tagasi kui on 20+ m/s tuuled :)

Icy

Winter where are you!?

If we are lucky then we might get colder weather about in two months. From childhood, I remember that the winters were really cold with lots of snow. Now there is only a lot of water. Rivers are really wide from these rainy days.

This image is from last year.


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Kui hästi läheb siis ehk õnnestub juba paari kuu pärast merejääl pilte teha, seni tuleb vaadata eelmise aasta pilte.

Northern lights

Northern lights season for me is started, finally. But it started quite strangly. The northern lights came basically from nowhere. We didn’t expect too see anything, so it was really nice surprise when we saw that light green started to appear from left side of this image. Sometimes wishes come true :) I really hope that this is just a beginning, but will see how much clear skyes we have.


Lõpuks nägime ka selle hooaja esimesed virmalised ära. Loodan, et see on alles algus.

Seascape season

Seascape season for me is about to begin. I love stormi seas and the drama that “bad” weather provide. I really want to capture couple images that are ready in my head. But the sea has to be really rough. Will see, I think this image is a good start or exercise for the mood that I want to capture.


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Kui Eesti parim maastiku fotograaf Andrei Reinol suudab oskuslikult ära kasutada merel mõõna perioode siis minul kui hobifotograafil on ikka päris raske pilti “näha” kui merel ei ole suuri laineid. Ei teki ühtegi head ideed kui on tavamõistes ilus rannailm. Selle pildi meeleolu on sarnane pildile, mis kummitab mind juba pikemat aega, aga meri on liiga “lahja”

Muinastulede ööl sai luurel käidud. Võib öelda, et sügis on juba käes, ilmad on karmimad, ehk siis minu ranna ilmad ei ole enam kaugel :)

Birch trees

Birch trees from decayed coastal land. Erosion here in northern Estonia is quite rapid. With bigger storms it is quite dangerous to walk near limestone cliff, but with calm weather you can find quite nice compositions.


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Kasepuud on alla vandunud erosioonile. Päris ohtlik on ikka pankranniku servas pilte teha, eriti kui tead, et enamus kohtades on samblike all ainult tühjus. Kuid ikka tahaks kaamerat natukene ette poole nihutada, et saaks parema pildi. On see seda väärt? …ei.

Low tide canvas

Beautiful patterns made by low tide and wind. @Scotland, Portpatric


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Ilusad tuule ja mõõna mustrid.

Bright future ahead

Opposite to the latest news, nature is important. Take couple hours or even whole day to walk at beach or forest, conquer munro or maybe just nice picnic in the park.

Have a nice weekend my friends!


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Spring storm

Spring storm from last year. One of my favorite beach.

That’s a last time I saw that kind of beautiful weather formation. This weekend there is a slight chance that we can trace some thunderstorms, but there is one problem, I don’t have a car any more, I have only bicycle :) Hopes are not exactly high :)


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Eelmise aasta kevade pilt Nõvalt. Ilus tormipilv, mis tõi kaasa üllatavalt korraliku lumekihi.

Morning colors

Morning colors at rocky beach. I really love sunrise colors more than sunset. Sunrise is more like hazy, subtle, elegant and usually pink. And 99% of time, I’m the only one out there :)


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Ka päikesetõusu ajal saab huvitavaid värve mereääres pildile püüda. Kuigi järjest raskemaks läheb, sest päike tõuseb ikka suhteliselt vara juba. Päris huvitavad on ka need punased pritsmed. On mida järgmine kord oodata või otsida.

Stepping stones

Stepping stones with obstacles, like everyday life.


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Rändrahnud, kuum teema. Kuid ilma nendeta ei kujutaks ette mere äärseid alasid.

Colors at night

Yess, finally we had clear skys and some Aurora borealis :) It was really bad season so far, when there where northern lights then the sky was overcast usually. So I hope this is start for an interesting night photography season.


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Lõpuks õnnestus ka virmalisi näha, loodan, et see on hea algus huvitavale öö fotograafia hooajale.

Frozen waterfall

Beautiful walk at Northern Estonia coastline. About this place, I have a lot of images ready in my head when I can start using my large format film camera :) If I can be that patient of course, usually I am not, so probably I will go there with my Pentax dslr, for scouting of course :)
The start of large format film camera building has changed me a bit. Now I always look details, that intimate images when I am in nature. I didn’t used to do that before. So yea, can’t wait to start using it.


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Jäätunud kosk Türisalul. Teel mereäärde tuli teha valik mitme erineva koha vahel. Kuna Türisalus olen vähe pildistanud siis riskisin ja otsustasin ikka sinna minna. Olen tulemusega isegi rahul. Kas Teile ka meeldib?

At The Edge

Something different. I usually don’t make bw images, but at that night ( this monday) there where no colors due to lack of northern lights.
The snow is very bright because the almost full moon behind me.

One more thing. I’m really excited to start planning my photo trip to UK, again. Really beautiful country. This time I’m planning to visit Lake District National Park, Galloway Forest Park and of course Glencoe. So yeah, a lot to study and some shopping to do to upgrade my camping gear :)

If you know some beautiful places on this route. Feel free to share in comments. One more thing about Galloway Forest Park. Does some one know when the bluebells are blossoming? I think I will be in Galloway early may.


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Ei anna alla. Käin ikka piilumas mereääres, et kas virmalisi näeb või mitte. Kuna pilt on must valge siis järelikult ei ole õnnestunud öösel värve näha. Aga siiski, päris mõnus on hulkuda üksinda mereääres, Kaldast on võimalik ca 50m kaugusel kõndida, kuna vett ei ole. Järgmisest nädalast läheb pilve, eks siis tulevad ka virmalised.

Icy road to loneliness

Well this is quite nice island for campng :)

From this picture it looks like we have decent winter, but actually it is probably the worst winter that I remember. That’s sad, because I like cold weather. Most normal persons are travelling to someplace warmer when here is quite gray weather, it seems that I have to travel to Norway or Lapland in winter to see snow :)


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Jäine teekond üksikule saarele. Seal oleks telkida täitsa tore. Pilti vaadates jääb mulje nagu oleks meil korralik talv. Kahju, et reaalsus on midagi muud.

After sunset

Well it is not over when it is over.

After watching sunset I walked back to carpark. I was sure that this is it for today. No more images, but I was really surprised what I saw next. The moonrise at the same time when the sun was going down, and this beautiful pink glow. Composition is perfect (I think), different layers and tones. After watching images that I made that day, this was the only one that I didn’t delete.


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Järjekordne õppetund. Ei tasu alla anda kui päike on loojunud. Huvitavaid hetki võib ka hämaras tekkida. Ning nii ka läks seekord. Mul oli täiesti meelest läinud, et kuu tõuseb suht samal ajal kui päike loojub. Pildi mõttes oli parem hetk juba möödas aga siiski, see oli ainus pilt mis jäi tollest päevast alles. Minule väga meeldib. Kas Teile ka?

Winter scenery

Finally I had the chance to watch colors in sky and winter has also arrived.


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Lõpuks õnnestus värve näha taevas, ning üle väga pika aja sai ka maastiku pilti teha. Ülimõnus õhtupoolik Lohusalus.

Stormy weather

Weather forecast warned about strong winds, cat 1. So I thought it will be beautiful day to walk at beach, I like that kind of weather. I must say, that the winds was really strong and it was a really hard to capture images :) So sorry about that littlebit blurry image. This image will show quite well what kind of weather we have right now from autumn. It is almost black and white image, but yea, hope to see some colors as soon as possible :)


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Tormise ilmaga on ikka hea jalutada mereääres, tavaliselt olen üksinda olnud, pole teisi “hullu” näinud :) See pilt illustreerib suht hästi viimase aja ilmastikuolusid. Peaaegu, et must valge pilt. Tahaks värve küll juba näha. Aga oleksin õnnelik ka lume üle :)

Last Journey

Coastline

Beautiful Estonian coastline. If sunset will not happen then long exposure might give some interesting shots :)


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Eesti rannad on ikka ilusad. Seda pihlakat nägin juba mitu nädalat tagasi. Tookord ma ei teinud pilti, kuna loojang ei sobinud. Seekord minu meelest toimib väga hästi.

Golden hour

Unexpected

Unexpected wave, but I was so happy when it hit me :) Weird right.


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Veider, aga minul oli väga hea meel kui see ootamatu laine tabas mind ja minu kaamerat. Ilmselt sellepärast, mida ma hiljem kaamera ekraani pealt nägin :) Nüüd näete ka Teie.

The Cross

I wonder, Is there treasure under this cross. Should I go digging :)

Relaxing at the beach

My way to relax after working. Have a nice weekend to you my friends.


Minu viis lõõgastuda peale tööpäeva. Ilusat nädalavahetust Teile.

After storm

After stormy sea, but the waves where still quite high. I tried to be very careful, but at the end of the day I was still soaking wet. Also my camera was hit by couple big waves. Thankfully Pentax is weatherproof.


Peale tormi. Lained olid endiselt väga suured, mõnega õnnestus ka pihta saada, õnneks Pentaxi tehnika on ilmastikukindel.

The Neist Point, Isle of Skye

Rocky Beach

Discovering new places. Definitely will visit soon this place again. Possibly when Northern Lights are active.


Uute kohtade otsingul. Suurte lainetega võib see koht ikka väga huvitav olla.

Ancient Night of Bonfire

This year we were in Meremõisa beach. The weather was quite warm, but the wind was strong. Very hard was to ignite the fire. But nevertheless it was fun.


See aasta olime Meremõisa rannas. Tuul oli ikka väga tugev, arvasin et rahvast sellise ilmaga väga palju kohale ei tule, aga õnneks siiski rand oli rahvast täis. Kuna tuul oli suunaga Lohusalu sadam – Meremõisa rand siis saime ka tasuta kontserti kuulata :)

Lõkke saime normaalselt põlema alles siis kui olime valmis ehitanud liivast tuulevarje, enne põles lõke ikka vastu maad suunaga metsapoole. Eks paljudel oli see probleem, loodan, et reaalselt mõni mets ei süttinud kellelgi.

Diamond

The boulder shines like a diamond in beach.

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Rändrahn särab nagu teemant.

Front Line

The camera has always been a guide, and it’s allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn’t even notice.
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Noctilucent Clouds

Well actually I didn’t camp at beach because Noctilucent Clouds. I was hoping to photograph milky way.
I was sleeping in my 4×4 camper when, with no reason, I woke up and saw these beautiful clouds. I quickly put the clothes on and ran to the beach to photograph this beautiful moment. I stayed there for couple of hours. Just looking at those clouds. It was beautiful night.

Noctilucent clouds are composed of tiny crystals of water ice and exist at a height of about 76 to 85 km. They are most commonly observed in the summer months at latitudes between 50° and 70° north and south of the equator. Noctilucent clouds can not be predicted.


Tegelikult ei olnud plaanis helkivaid ööpilvi pildistada. Läksin mereäärde, et pildistada linnuteed. Parasjagu magasin autos, kuid mingil põhjusel ärkasin umbes tund enne äratust ülesse. Vaatasin välja, et on ehk juba piisavalt pime, kuid nägin hoopis helkivaid ööpilvi merekohal. Kogu tähelepanu koondus esialgsest plaanist kõrvale. Samas neid pilvi juba iga öö ei näe. Tasus minna

Calmness

When you take a photo, you often take your own reality into your camera – the reality that you shaped in your mind – and not the real reality over there, whatever it is!
― Mehmet Murat ildan


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Octopus

When you take pictures of nature with passion, nature poses for you more passionately!
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Calm before storm

No Lightning

So photography is lot more to me than just a snapshot. I think that, that’s the reason why sometimes I have some motivation problems. I push myself too hard.
About that, I found one very interesting channel at Youtube. It is KelbyOne. I really like this channel topics, especially discussions about inspiration in photography.
If photography is lot more then just a snapshot for you, then I think you will like this channel.

Motion

Best seascape so far

Nice location. Definitely will return when waves are bigger.

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