Seascape Photography | Sven Grauer

Seascapes, Seychelles

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.

Seascape with rock Seychelles

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.

Rock photo Seychelles

Broken Rock Part II, Seychelles

Seychelles beach with sea

The 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 ...

seascape image with rocks

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.

Seascape image Seychelles

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.

Rock sculpture at the sea

Sea sculptures, Seychelles

Seychelles seascape photo

The triangle, Seychelles

One of my favourite rock formations on the seychelles coastline. The sky of course is always different as well as the sea.
That's why I love seascape photography.

Dark clouds Seychelles

Calm, Seychelles

A piece of ice , Iceland

Hvítserkur at the sea

Hvítserkur, Iceland

Seacep photo of Hartland

At the beginning, Hartland Quay United Kingdom

Seascepe image with coco de mer

Coco de mer , Seychelles

Maybe one of the typical postcard photographies of the seychelles. Crystal clear water, sunshine and a white beach.
I was waiting here for again for the optimal light angle and tide to get this wonderful light patterns on the ground.
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.

granit rock at sea

Granite Boulders, Seychelles

More or less a postcard print and with a bonus on the right corner in the sky a white - tailed Tropicbird.

Seacape image of seychelles

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.

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.

Mirror before storm , Iceland



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.

Seascape photo of the north sea

Tides and flames. North sea

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.

Coastal photography of Oregon

Island at sunset

The Oregon coast is a paradise for seascape photographers. This image I took before sunset. I used a Hoya ND 400 filter to recieve a longer exposure time.

Coastal photo of Gran Canaria

Tear of the sea, Gran Canaria, Spain

Seashore photography of Rialto beach

Tides, Rialto beach, Washington

Seascape photo Seychelles

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.