Pretty day on Ruby

Posted by
Jerry (Aberdeen, United States) on 13 June 2019 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Photo taken at Ruby Beach, within the Olympic National Park, Washington state, USA

Took this photo on June 5, 2019. There were a lot of tourist on the beach and it was difficult to find a scene without people in it. I was walking toward this destination with the intention of setting up my tripod for a photo, but about then I saw a group of 5 people walking toward the same spot. I ran ahead and was just able to get this image before this group walked into my photo just above the boulder in the foreground.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 100 32 mm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


13 Jun 2019 7:28am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau ce paysage

13 Jun 2019 8:49am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent scene. You did a great job finding a place without the crowds.

13 Jun 2019 11:21am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

yeah, it is nasty when people get in the way of your (or my) photography. I remember once sitting with my tripod-mounted camera pointed at a pedestrian bridge for almost a half an hour waiting for it to be pedestrian free. When I saw this post I wondered why you didn't walk a little to your right to provide some visual separation between the foreground rock and the island, and your comments explain.

13 Jun 2019 10:55pm

@Harry: Literally, it was 1 second until these people walked into the photo, I had no time to adjust my setting or position.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love that blue sky. We didn't have many people when we were there in April, but we didn't see much blue sky either.

14 Jun 2019 1:24am

@B. Thomas: Over all I think you got some really nice photo's for the time of year you were here. Actually I prefer Winter months on Ruby beach, I've had my best luck during those times. I'm so glad you got to explore the Hoh region, I've fished it and its great. Hope you visited the souvenir and sport store up that way.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/200 second
ISO 100
32 mm