Sven Grauer Seascape Photography
The mystic sea, Seychelles
One of my favourite seascape photos of the Seychelles. I was standing with my hip in the water. Scared that a wave could knock down my tripod. Before that trip I prepared my tripod with heavy custom made spikes. You can see that they worked well. Anyway for seascape photographies like this you need patience. The use of different filters helped me to realise this image. When you watch the Seychelles coast you can feel the myths that surround these islands.
Broken Rock, Seychelles
This seascape photography is another personal favourite. It needed endless time to wait for the perfect tidal condition in combination with a dramatic sky that I wanted.
To give the surface of the sea that misty effect I used a neutral density filter.
Fallen Mermaid, Seychelles
Stories of mermaids appear in many cultures. Also they are well known in the seychelles. This background was my inspiration for this seascape photo. The beach was completely untouched and I was watching the dramatic sky with last rays of light reflecting on this rock formation. This rock appeared like something strange and innocent. Beautiful and sad. Dying when the last light disappeared. The fallen mermaid ...
Island before time, Seychelles
For seascape photography I love these islands in the middle of the indian ocean. The Rocks are formed by the world greatest artist - The nature.
The sea dragon, Seychelles
For me one of my funniest photos I ever made. This rock looks for me like a creature from the sea. Maybe looking for the little stone as dinner. Maybe .... I always laugh when I watch this image. Maybe think pink ... ;-)
The triangle, Seychelles
One of my favourite rock formations on the seychelles coastline. The next two photos in the gallery are from this location. The sky of course is always different as well as the sea. That's why I love seascape photography.
The triangle - Part II, Seychelles
This sky is of course amazing, but I like the composition of the first more. With long exposure times the sea always looks calm but believe me I had really problems to fix the tripod in that area. As I mentioned before the long custom tripod spikes I used were absolut helpful.
The triangle - Part III, Seychelles
Here I used an exposure time of 1/4 second. Totally different from the other photos.
The black pearl, Seychelles
I'm always impressed, when I see these seychelles granite rocks formed by wind and water. Million of years old. When I'm resting there and starring at the horizon, I still see the sailing pirate ship.
Clouds and corals, Seychelles
This is one of the typical seascape photographies of the seychelles. White beaches, crystal clear water and some white clouds at the blue sky. In this photo, I like the symmetry of the corals and the clouds with the rock as an eyecatcher.
The seasnake, Seychelles
The islands of the seychelles are offering thousands of motives for photography. Open your mind and let the fantasy play. That's the secret, then you will see all the hidden figures. A polarizer filter on the camera lens can help to make the water more transparent and minimize the reflections.
Creole dancer, Seychelles
A main part of the seychellois culture is music. Every end of october they celebrate a creole festival with art, creole food, music and dance. I was inspired by this, when I took this image.
Sculptures at dawn, Seychelles
This photo is one of my favourite seascape photos. I was waiting around two weeks for the perfect light and tidal conditions to photograph the image, that was in my mind. Seascape photography in the seychelles can be quite difficult, because there are many things to consider. Regarding this it was useful, that I lived in the seychelles, so I know the islands and the sea quite well. This image is a single 90 seconds exposure, with a 4-stop graduated neutral density filter and a polarizer.
Circle of the sea
This seascape photography was quite difficult as well. I was waiting in the dark for the perfect incoming wave. The rocks were slippery like hell.
Seascape photographers know what I'm talking about. Without the knowledge of tides and wave sets it's nearly impossible to shot those pictures.
Crescent moon over La Push
The washington coast is another paradise for seascape photographers. But it rains quite a lot in this area. To spend some days at the ocean increases the chance for a dry sunset. A reverse grad neutral density filter was used on the wide angle lens to keep the light situation under control.
Under a stormy sky
I was fighting the whole time during this photo session with rain, wind and the permanent changing light conditions. Photographing seascapes is maybe the most difficult kind of photography.
The silence of the sea
It was still night, when we started the trip to this location that we explored the day before. An amazing sunrise at the sea was our reward.
The dream of an elephant in the sea
My wife an me were discussing a lot about the title of this photo. She won ;-) It's an elephant in the sea.
I like this surrealistic touch of that picture.
Tides and flames
Sometimes it's really hard to capture some good seascape images. I was standing around 20 minutes in a pouring rain before I could start to photograph. My patience was rewarded with an excellent sunset. For this photo I used a 3-stop reverse graduated neutral density filter.
I love this silence before sunrise. A three stop reverse gnd filter was used to capture this photo. It was quite dark, so I needn't to use any other filter for a long time exposure.