I have no idea what a runnel is but I I think I saw Murph and Kylie refer to these sand patterns as runnels.
Taken at sunrise this morning at one of Murphs favourite haunts. Lazy bugger, it’s about 20 seconds from his driveway – and that’s driving slowly LOL.
Not an original shot but i really liked the colour & patterns.
My reason for posting though is to show how good this lens appears to be, even inspite of my sometimes haphazard technique, and the soft sinky sand.
Straight into the sun with very minimal flare. I am sure any flare present (yes there is a little in front of the rocks) comes from my filters and not from the lens.
I had 3 filters on, a B&W polariser, a 2 stop ND Lee grad and a 3 stop ND Singh-Ray reverse grad.
After the shoot I noticed that the reverse grad had vertical cleaning smears and the polariser had some dust specs.
Looks to me like this TS-E 24mm F/3.5L ii might even rival the legendary Zeiss 21mm for clarity and sharpness.
This is taken at F/16, should be even better at F/11 & F/8.
I can see how it won the shootout for Canons’ sharpest 24mm lens that I saw on another site.

Godfreys Beach,
NW Tasmania

Canon 5Dii
TS-E 24mm F3.5Lii
ISO 100
1/2 sec
No tilt or shift applied.

featured in The Silky Touch group 4th June 2011
featured in Colour & Light group 4th June 2011
featured in A Wilderness Somewhere group 5th June 2011
featured in The Landscapes of Our World group 5th June 2011
featured in Sensational Sun group 5th June 2011
featured in The SEA group 10th June 2011

Winner of A Wilderness Somewhere Group – G Challenge


garth smith, godfreys beach, stanley tasmania, sand patterns, canon 24mm, runnels, whispa


  • bushpoet
    bushpoetabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Garth!

  • Thank you Simone

    – Garth Smith

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning Garth!!!!

  • Thank you Sharona

    – Garth Smith

  • Matsumoto
    Matsumotoabout 3 years ago

    Stellar image!

  • Thank you Matsumoto

    – Garth Smith

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 3 years ago

    Well your “runnels” are fabulous I really like how the sun is shinning on them, makes them stand out, this is very beautiful Garth, love the colours and lighting and a great perspective toboot…. well done :o)x

  • Thank you very much Josie

    – Garth Smith

  • bevanimage
    bevanimageabout 3 years ago

    Glorious capture, Garth; amazing runnels indeed!

  • Thank you Bev

    – Garth Smith

  • Komang
    Komangabout 3 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you Komang

    – Garth Smith

  • Craig Harris
    Craig Harrisabout 3 years ago

    Great work Garth, nice runnels…..

  • Thank you Craig, hope you enjoyed your trip and hopefully we’ll catch up next time.

    – Garth Smith

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 3 years ago

    awwww that’s a great image Garth! I am busting to get back to the beach! Wish life wasn’t so hectic!

  • Thank you Jen, hope you get back there soon.

    – Garth Smith

  • nealbrey
    nealbreyabout 3 years ago

    I always thought you had great runnels, Garth. And I’m a bloke!!!
    Seriously though, great shot, looking forward to seeing shots with either tilt or shift or both!!!!
    I thought you went over to Canon for this lense and yet you are using it as a straight lens!!! Sounds like a weak excuse to me to cross the border!!!!

  • And I thought runnels were things on a boat.
    It wasn’t really the shift that I lusted after it for. It was the tilt, and then when I read that it was the sharpest 24mm Canon made, and saw the lack of CA then that was the sealer.

    – Garth Smith

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCabout 3 years ago

    a real beauty Garth!
    awesome capture and runnels.

  • Thank you Wendy

    – Garth Smith

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