Been really lazy lately and not made much effort to get out , had a few projects at home and stuff but last night i decided i would get out. I have recently purchased a DJI Mavic Air drone and thought this would be a ideal location to try it out properly. Sadly when i arrived the wind was really gusting , above 30mph according to the UAV app, so i decided not to take any risks and left it in the bag.
On arrival i parked the car , not sure when the new charges came into force but its now free after 20:00 hours and not 18:00 hrs as before. Not a major problem but worth noting.
I arrived at 19:45 hrs so after it took me the fifteen minutes to get my old shoes on and prepare the camera i was all set to go!
When i made it up to the towers the sun was low and right behind , this image was taken handheld and i exposed for the sky. This meant that there was no detail in the towers at al but with the magic and power of lightroom i was able to recover some of the shadow areas. This image was shot at Iso 100 - 1/125th sec at F/11 Focal length was 40 mm shot on my 24 - 105.
I just liked the way the golden light was shining through the tower creating lovely golden light and reflections on the grass.
I headed to the beach where the tide was still a little higher than i had anticipated so i scouted out this location on the edge of the sea, the algae really attracted me to this spot as it was such a vibrant green and really contrasted with the sea and setting sun. Not really happy with the composition of this one, should have switched out for me wide angle or at least framed this better,
This was shot on a tripod at Iso 100 - for 2.5 seconds at F/9.0, i used a Lee Little Stopper ( 6 Stop) and a Lee 0.9 soft grad ( 3 stop nd) to hold back the exposure in the sky.
It was at this point i met a few other fellow photographers who had made the trip out to Reculver. Was nice to meet and put a face to Frank Leppard, and a couple of other s who made it down from Maidstone, Mike Elias and his mate, here is Mikes Instagram and Franks Instagram. I also very briefly met Mandy Newman just to say hi to. Was nice to have met you all.
The tide receded pretty quick to expose the water outlet , having opted not to bring my wellies , i had to navigate a few pools of water to get this composition, again i think i could have framed this a little better , if i had pointed the camera around more to camera left it would have brought the towers around to the right of frame more and probably balanced the image out a little better. Yes the birds were added in post to try and mitigate the composition and gives a nice element.
This was shot on a tripod Iso 100 - 2 seconds at F/14 with just the 0.9 Lee soft edge grad to hold back the sky.
There really was not much of a sunset and the lack of clouds made the sky a little bland , and the wind hampered things, but you can always find a image so i was glad i made the effort in the end , was nice to be out watch the sunset and meet some new people .