Out to Sea: f-stop TIPS included

I shared this shot on Flickr a while back, but forgot to share it on here..

The Shot
This was taken early one morning on Rialto Beach in La Push WA. Man what an awesome place, I may have even geo-tagged the location so you can find it yourself. Good luck hunting...

TIPS: f-Stop control
For most of us that have been taking pictures for a while, aperture setting seems to be a simple thing. But have you really played around with it and found out what works best? Most lenses have a "sweet spot" aperture setting for sharpness, and not its not f/32 or something crazy like that. Unless I am looking to produce some light trails,smooth and silky water, or a sun flair, I normally play within the realms of f/4-f/8 for landscape photography. Going much higher for a larger DOF does not always work in your favor. 

One of the best ways to find out what works is to experiment. Next time you go for a shoot, take the same shot several different times and vary your aperture. See what you like and stick with it. 

Currently I am putting together a set of 50 great photography destinations in the Pacific Northwest. All locations are geo-tagged, so you can check them out yourself--->  www.flickr.com/photos/daves-f-stop/sets/72157629638619062


Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

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