15 Beautiful Images Of Rocky Beaches

15 Beautiful Images Of Rocky Beaches

Winter is officially here and we're going to freeze for few more months. I don't know about you, but I cant wait for the summer - for the nice weather, for the long days and of course - being able to go out to the ocean/sea. Check out this collection of great images of rocky beaches that will make you wish it was summer already. Which are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.

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The golden beach
Photo: AYMAN ALKANDERI.

The Ghost Ship - Ernan in Skagafjörður, north Iceland
Photo: Skarphéðinn Þráinsson.

Archangel (EXPLORE #1 :)
Photo: Joshua Cripps.

Morning Glory
Photo: Dollia Sheombar.

Big Sur - Pfieffer Beach
Photo: Kevin McNeal.

Jamestown Rocks
Photo: Philip Eaglesfield.

The Bird Rock (239 Seconds)
Photo: David Frutos Egea.

Sunrise - Long Reef
Photo: Yury Prokopenko.

TC sunrise II
Photo: sirman88.

Extented Sunrise - Reynisdrangar near Vík, Iceland
Photo: Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson.

Turimetta Dawn
Photo: Yury Prokopenko.

Untitled
Photo: maxxsmart.

Bowshock (EXPLORED #2 :)
Photo: Joshua Cripps.

Bloody Foreland - Donegal
Photo: Alastair Stockman.

Upon us all a little rain must fall
Photo: Jacobo Fraga.

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It's too bad that so many people use the ND filter so much for water shots, it's lost it's impact when pretty much every shot is an ND shot.
Thirteen out of fifteen shots an ND shot.

I guess since they aren't all Instagram's that says... something.

Too bad too as a few of the pictures would have been great if they just unscrewed that filter.

yep.. it´s getting a bit boring.. everyone buys a 10 stop ND filter and first thing they do is going to a beach and shoot the usual picture.

uh yeah, cuz it's that easy. Have you ever even done it?

You should check the EXIf info in the provided FLICKR links before assuming that they all just threw 10 stop filter on the lens.  Only one person didn't have exif posted and I think only four or five had exposures longer than 30s.

I think it's pretty clear that almost all are ND shots.
I don't think anyone needs to look at the EXIF to know.
Some had good potential but they were ruined with the filter.

It's amazing to me that so many people hate on other peoples work. These are all exceptional photographs and were the vision of the photographer that shot them. If you don't like something just move on or give constructive criticism. Or, wait here is a better idea, get out from in front of the computer and shoot something and post it. There is a big, "real" world out there that needs to be photographed with and without a 10 stop ND. Oh btw don't hate me! I have two 10 stop ND filters and use them all the time.

If you're going to post "15 Beautiful Images Of Rocky Beaches", it might be an idea to show some variation rather than showing 13 of those 15 as ND shots.
If you actually need an ND filter to shoot beaches, it might be time to put it away and try and shoot them correctly.

And btw Andrew, no one is "hating" anything... 

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They're great, but when you deliver them consecutively in a post like this, they completely lose their impact. As a post it's completely over-saturated with what is essentially identical content. If you want to champion these images give them their own space to breathe and work, otherwise they get lost in a sea of repetition. 

Either way these images aren't to my taste, really. They're self-indulgent and they don't particularly have a purpose. They don't tell you anything. There is a infinite number of things to say with the visual language, and adhering to stereotypes and recreating exact aesthetics with photographs isn't doing anything. I appreciate that image making like this is a labour of love and people do it for the joy of it, which is great, but don't these people ever wonder if they could incorporate that passion with telling a story or making a point? Even the tiniest of narrative strands would be preferable to the steamroller of amateur, long exposure, romanticised trollop enthusiasts seem obsessed with.