Wet as the bottom of the ocean at high tide and dry as a the sun can get it at low tide the intertidal zone is where the waves break.
When filming those waves, every effort is made to position the camera uniquely. The idea is that a slightly shifted perspective provides a sense of immediacy. It is always attempted if not accomplished.
That makes the eyepiece difficult to get near. Forcing a dependency on the 2 inch flip out view screen. Not always an easy thing to see from two or three feet away. More than one bird or seal has been discovered in “post”.
When the sun is sharp it takes all the squinting, guessing and concentration a person can muster to frame a picture and get the horizon mostly level. It is tough to focus on anything else. Not good.
Please join me now at the edge of an intertidal zone at sunset. The breaking waves are showing lots of color as they surge. They are also making lots of noise. The contrast of the peaceful look and angry sound has attracted my attention.