— Dane Creek

Self-Portrait, Ruby Beach, WA

Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70 f/2.8L. 70mm, ISO 800, 1/80 @ f/5.0.

The only thing worse than rain and wind is rain at 6:30am after a 5:15am wake up. There was no sunrise this morning. Only rain. Our original plan was to visit Second Beach, but once we got there and looked at the sky we had no desire to walk 30 minutes each way. The radar report showed the rain was mostly north, so David and Vlad suggested driving south to Ruby Beach in the hopes of better weather.

The weather was marginally better (no rain) but the sky still wasn’t great and the beach had changed dramatically since the last time David had visited. There was no way to cross the stream to get to some of the more interesting angles. We made do, but honestly I didn’t find any of it interesting.

However, as I mentioned yesterday, you still try and shoot something. Anything. I messed around with some long exposure shots that I’m happy with. Then I saw the bubbles left on the beach by the outgoing tide.

Have you ever done a self-portrait? What did you do to make it special (besides having you in it, of course)?