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Long Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canada
March, 2008

I put down my Point and Shoot… time to play with a real camera!

This is actually my second upload from my new camera… my new toy… my new partner in crime! I’ve been having a lot of fun with it and my new lens’, especially my wide angle! Of course with a new DSLR there is a lot of trial and error and a tonne of mistakes, but with a lot of great guidance I’m getting into the groove…

Taken the same day as Beauty in Everything this was how the day panned out… Back for breakfast from our disatrous mornings shoot, sand blown out of my lens and a couple hours kip in the bag Claire and I braved the weather and headed out once again…

Just outside of Tofino, on Vancouver Island we came across “Long Beach”… as we had driven up alongside the beach all that we could see between the trees was a starck white.. was it snow, was it ice? It wasn’t untill we drove up to the beach that we saw the full force of the Pacific Ocean crashing up along the shore.. nothing from here until Asia! The beach was certainly a spectacle to behold and with breaks in the weather we cracked on with capturing the drama.

Viewed large you might just catch a glimpse of one or two other brave souls out for an afternoon stroll and then you might get a sense of the scale of all this!


  • Ian  James
    Ian Jamesover 6 years ago

    Cool shot Paul nice lights and colours… what is your new weapon of choice?

  • Hi Ian.. thanks for that.. :-) For starters (haha) I bought myself a Canon 400D and a couple very nice Lens’. This was taken with a Canon 10-22mm at 10mm

    – Paul Tupman

  • Sarah Davies
    Sarah Daviesover 6 years ago

    This is just how life should be, new gadgets come along but if we are lucky – at sundown there is someone special to share our heart with.

    Give her a big hug : )

  • julie08
    julie08over 6 years ago

    This is great:)

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 6 years ago

    What a totally immense of an image Paul. You even manage to get the Tuppers trademark tones on the sand here LOL. You’ve got all the classic ingredients for a great beach shot nicely ticked off the list. That is one amazingly interesting texterous rock there in the foreground and the ripples in the wet sand play a merry dance with the light reflecting upon them. Nice clouds floating past add some interest to the sky and the small clumps of land on the horizon to the left also really add to the scale.

  • Wow.. thanks Stuart! I stepped out of my confort zone quite a lot on this road trip, for one with a new camera to get the hang of and then also to try out some new subjects such as seascapes, sunrises and sunsets… to read your comment makes me smile!

    – Paul Tupman

  • Ashley Ng
    Ashley Ngover 6 years ago

    Excellent composition Paul – Good control of the highlights as well! I sense a lot more wide angles coming our way!

  • Thanks Ashley.. and yeah, there could well be… :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • midzing
    midzingover 6 years ago

    beautiful tones,,, well done

  • Judith Winde
    Judith Windeover 6 years ago

    Such a hauntingly beautiful photo! This scene just goes on forever…

  • Birgitta
    Birgittaover 6 years ago

    Oh wow..that is NICE. Wide angle..(taking notes here..)..gonna have to look into
    that. :-/ Seriously impressive photography!

  • I know that you dont like these, but seeing as you have been MIA for so long I thought I would blast your activity box anyway! Thanks so much for all the comments.. and get yourself a wide angle – you’ll love it! Oh, and welcome back!

    – Paul Tupman

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 6 years ago

    Wonderful depth and scale, excellent use of your ultra wide. The driftwood in the foreground balances and anchors the shot beautifully.

  • Thanks Lumineux.. I’m loving my ultra wide! Glad that you liked the drift wood, the beach was littererd with the stuff and this piece was particularly interesting.

    – Paul Tupman

  • Naomi Frost
    Naomi Frostover 6 years ago

    WOW, Paul….this is magnificent. Such a beautiful capture – you’ve definitely caught the vastness – there’s so much depth =-) and you’ve still got the Tuppers tones there. I can’t wait to get my new camera – just a couple of weeks to go…I might need to call on you for some tips…lol

  • Thanks Naomi.. Gotta get those TTs in there somewhere! Cant wait to see what you come up with when you get your new camera. As for tips, whatever I was doing with my new camera I would be thinking “now, how would (insert name) on Redbubble do this”

    – Paul Tupman

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