After visiting California and making photos of the ocean, especially during sunset, I noticed that there is an additional component of capturing water in motion that I did not cover in my previous post - and that is: "where IS the water?!?" :-)
Rivers, brooks, waterfalls... they are somewhat static. You just place the camera there, make sure you have an adequate exposure time, and release the shutter. The water just moves along, hey presto.
Its not that easy with the ocean. When the surf washes over a sandy beach or crashes onto some rocks it is important to capture the right moment:
Mussel Farm (FinePix S5Pro, 6s @ ISO 100; f/16, 24 mm DX)
If you get the wrong moment, not much of those large amounts of mussels on the rocks of that tidepool will be visible (and not much of that beautiful little tide pool either):
The wrong moment (FinePix S5Pro, 6s @ ISO 100; f/16, 24 mm DX)
More photos from that session at Laguna Beach are available in my web album. Thanks to Ping for picking the spot!