I can almost hear the ocean
I waded out into the water with the Fuji X100S in hand to capture this picture of my 2 girls, Devan (left) and Ella. This was a hot summer day over the Christmas holidays break on Stradbroke Island. We tried to spend as much time at the beach as possible and this shot captures it perfectly for me.
I used a polariser, as I quite often to around the water. With the glare removed from the surface of the water, the true deep colours come through. The shallows of Cylinder beach and white sands all combine for this refreshing view. I also used some on board fill flash to help with the shadows on the face. The beauty of the FujiX100S’s leaf shutter, which allows a flash sync speed of 1/1000 second. That is at F/2 (wide open) and the sync speed is fast at smaller apertures. Even with bright sunlight fill flash is possible. I also have a built-in ND filter and the polariser to help cut down the natural light and keep the shutter speed within sync range, without having to close the aperture and kill the DOF.