Went down to Botany Bay in Broadstairs to try and photograph the sunset, sadly it was not great. Got a couple of images and even got the Mavic Air up. Here is a short Video showing my evening , please feel free to share and lie and subscribe to my youtube channel , thanks
Took a drive down to Botany Bay in Broadstairs tonight to try and capture a sunset. The last few nights seem to have been really nice so i grabbed my gear and jumped in the car. Well first off should have checked the tide times as the tide was coming in fairly quick, so the idea of a sunset with the chalk stack in the foreground was a little out of the question as i would need to be a fair way out to sea buy now and i was only wearing trainers ! Luckily i had arrived a little early so i had time to try a few compositions to try and find the right spot.
I managed to find a location between the stack and the cliff with the tide coming in and the sun setting in the background. Sadly it was not the sunset i hoped for but i tried to make the best of a bad situation and at least get a nice image.
I used a Kood 0.9 nd filter along with a Lee soft grad on the sky. My exposure was Iso 50 at F/14 for 2.5 seconds , this gave me some nice movement on the incoming tide and a nice reflection on the sand as the waves went back, luckily there was a nice little rock for some foreground interest which helped to balance the composition
After the last few evenings of sitting at home and seeing a great looking sunset i decided to head off out to capture it last night. You guessed it cloud base was very low and spoiled the sunset! Still i had not been to Botany Bay for a while so i still enjoyed the walk along the beach and taking some images while i was there.
The image above was the very last set of images i took on the way back to the car. I took a series of images exposing for the sky, the foreground and the chalk stacks. I selected two images that had the best range and digitally blended them in photoshop using luminosity masks. I was fairly pleased with the final result although i not sure of the composition.Read More