As a person from the mountains, I don't get to see oceans much. So seas and oceans hold a special fascination for me. Just love the sound of the waves and the general feeling of goodness of the oceans. Not to speak of seafood!
Seascape photography particularly difficult in my opinion. How to capture its vastness yet also the details of the surf as it crashes on to the beach? Point your camera in one direction and the ocean looks dull and grey but in a slightly different direction the same ocean will look blue. Unlike mountains it is constantly moving close up yet unchanging from a distance. Till recently I did not even know that photographs of the water and surf rolling back make better photographs than the waves crashing in though the latter is more dramatic in real life.
Recently I was fortunate enough to stay a day at a beautiful bed and breakfast place, Haiwan No 32 in Hualien, Taiwan. http://www.hw32.com/
Like most Taiwanese, the owner and staff were really friendly and nice. The view of the Pacific was quite stunning from here. Specially the sunrise. Unsurprisingly it was the perfect opportunity to practice ocean photography. I would love to go back there soon: for the hotel and its warm hospitality; for the views of the ocean; and to hone my skills in ocean photography.
Images: View of the Pacific in its various moods at Haiwan No 32, Hualien. (January 2013)