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Reculver Towers

  Reculver Towers

Took a drive out to Reculver tonight to see the sunset and to take some images, what i should have taken was a pair of wellies ! I like the fact that the car park there is free after 18:00 hrs , this time of year its perfect for us photographers to get there in plenty of time for sunset. I made my way up the slope past the towers and down the other side where i made my way down onto the beach. I made my way along the top of the shingle and could see some water coming from somewhere, so i made my way down to investigate. I have never noticed this water outlet before , situated at one end of one of the rock water breaker. Before i knew it , i was walking or wading through small pools of sandy water and my jeans were getting soaked.

When i was getting ready to leave i bumped into another couple of photographers who were a little more prepared than i as they had wellington boots on !! Oh by the way if that was you, Sorry, i was not ignoring you i just had my ear phones in so couldn't hear you !!

For this image i think it was a three stop solid ND filter i used , just to help smooth out the water slightly not the greatest sunset but i just had to get my gear out, not been out for a while so it was good to get out this evening.

MI6, The Secret Intelligence Service building, London,England

MI6  

Took this image of MI6, The Secret Intelligence Service building, London,England ,on a recent trip to Tate Britain, which is literally two min walk away. I took my mini tabletop tripod and some filters as i knew i wanted to shoot this location while i was here. The sky on the day was less than interesting and was pretty overcast in general. I took this with the Lee Big Stopper on a twenty second exposure just to smooth out the water really.

Some editind done in lightroom, photoshop and the Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Would like to go back a photograph this at sunset , with all the lights on and St George Wharf all illuminated, so will return at some point.

 

Ramsgate East Pier

Ramsgate Harbour  

Took a walk down along Ramsgate harbour today and found myself walking around the East Pier towards the Lighthouse, i have only walked around this side of the harbour a couple of times before  but after seeing a image taken from this spot from a flickr contact ,Tony Matthews, i decided i wanted to do a mono version of this. The sky was not really playing ball today as it was a little to cloudy. Wanted to get a better sky but some things just cant be planned for. I will have to return again and have another go another day. Thanks to Tony for the inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

The Shard

The Pinnacle I had to go to London on Friday as I am taking photographs for a work competition so while I was there I took the opportunity to take this image for myself. I took this from the end of  platform 4 at London Bridge Train Station. On arrival I went to Network Rail office and got their permission to take some images using my tripod. They issued me with a permit and I was good to go. The stunned silence of the security staff was brilliant when they approached me telling me " You need a permit to take pictures" When I produced one they were just stunned it was priceless !

 

This was taken on a tripod with a Lee Big Stopper for just over 60 sec exposure.