Low Tide at King's Beach

I've been on the hunt for some new areas for seascape photography, particularly textural scenes or tidepools.  After hearing about King's Beach over by Brenton Point in Newport, I decided to give it a try!  On a last minute decision just in time for sunset I headed over the bridge to find these intensely green covered rocks sitting in a sea of brown seaweed.  Yes, they were actually this color!  I snapped a few shots just as the sun sank below the horizon and the tide started to fill back in.  Luckily the water wasn't too active otherwise my camera, about 6 inches from water level, would have certainly been swallowed up!  After taking a couple dozen shots I was able to make my way back to the sandy shore, slipping and sliding on the ooey gooey seaweed as I went.  It was a very peaceful evening and some very interesting images as a result!  

I love exploring these different coastal environments and bringing otherwise ignored parts of the sea into the forefront.  Between the slimy brown polyp seaweed to the slick moss-like brilliant green, I love this contrast of textures, colors and marine life.  I hope to only capture more images like this one in the future!  Perhaps a tidepool will be next...



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