I have seen some great sunrises the last few days so given a day off i was going to try and capture it, watch my video on my attempt at getting a sunrise at viking bayRead More
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!Read More
Day 7, and our final day of our week in Exmoor , we set off for Woolacombe Bay , i had seen the name before but could not think where from. After a short drive we arrived and found the main car park along the bay. You entered the car park and only paid on leaving, there were no pay and display machines at all and at this point i could not see how you paid when leaving. Turns out when you leave a man is at the barrier and gives you a price based on how long you have stayed with a £5 charge for 3 hours and over. I have no idea how they can tell how long you have stayed and neither did i get a ticket or receipt , not open to abuse at all !Read More
Day three of our trip took us to the rugged seaside town of Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast. Took us a little under an hour to drive here. Got to the car park and the weather was not kind to us. It pretty much rained all day on and off which made getting any usable images a little tricky. The above image is a five shot panorama i took of part of the coastline of Ilfracombe.Read More
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
Took a quick drive down to Broadstairs this afternoon to do some long exposure photography of the Bay. I usually convert my long exposure to black and white but for some reason i prefered this in colour.
Not to disappointed how this turned out but would have liked some more movement in the sky, maybe time for the Lee Super Stopper, a 15 stop nd filter !
This was taken with my Canon 5D mkiii the Canon 24 - 105 F/4.0 is L usm at 24mm F/16 iso 100 for a 20 sec exposure time
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