Michael Breitung Photography

Photographing Anse Cocos

Today I take you behind the scenes of my morning shoot at Anse Cocos on La Digue. This beach is located on the southern tip of the island, so a bit more work was involved this time to get the photo.

From the Patatran village, where I was staying, it took me roughly 20 minutes to get down to Grand Anse by bicycle. Then a hike of another 20 minutes took me to the, for me, most beautiful beach on La Digue. Anse Source D’Argent might be more spectacular with it’s many rocks and little coves. But it’s also much more touristy nowadays.

Anse Cocos has also changed quite a bit since the last time I visited more than six years ago. But around sunrise it’s still the natural beauty it was and you feel a bit like Robinson Crusoe there.

The rocks at Anse Coco on La Digue

Coco Rocks
Equipment: Canon EOS 5DSR | Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS | Kase 0.6 soft GND
Exif: f/9,5 | 16mm | ISO 100 | 3s – 10s multiple exposures for focus stacking and exposure blending

Besides showing you how I took the photo above I also talk about what’s really important for me in Landscape Photography in my vlog. Sometimes I just have to stop taking photos. Landscape Photography is not about rushing around trying to get as many photos as possible of a scene – although this is what I sometimes end up doing. It’s about being out in nature, visiting these wonderful places and having a good time.

While taking all those photos, we shouldn’t forget to appreciate the scenery around us and just enjoy it for some time without the constant click of the shutter.

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