Port Out, Starboard Home!

Sometimes I hit the convert to black an white button way to quickly…DSC_9261-EditYou can see how I nearly passed over this great shot from Weymouth in February on my Instagram account

I’ll admit, in the original shot the orange hue from the streetlights dominated and that instantly screamed black and white to me but after reviewing it today and involving individual colour desaturation in my workflow this edit works so much better. I also like the motion blur in the people (0.8sec shutter speed) and the grain from ISO 800 on my cropped sensor D3300! All good! ;o)

Inspiration…

When it’s not there it’s a bit of a bugger but that’s the great thing with having a quite extensive back catalogue, you can go back to the great moments and give them a bit of a tweak and it makes you yearn to get back out there…

DSC_7705.jpgI need to rediscover myself and a second from the new years day sunset in Tresaith is pushing me in the right direction… ;o)

There Be Trolls…

dsc_7818-editThe River Pitt, beneath the A359 just outside Bruton and here’s a little nugget; most bridges with busy roads over the top have to be of a decent standard, this normally means the river bed will be concrete and nice and level for the tripod but obviously, be careful because it might be nice and flat it can also be slippery and it’s surprising how much force is exerted on your legs by only a couple of inches of water. Normal rule of thumb, if it looks too much, it probably is.

10sec @ 18mm, f/9.0, ISO 100 Remote trigger and my trusty (soon to be rusty) freebie tripod! This bridge comes with a waterfall too…DSC_7813-Edit.jpgI’m not so happy with the composition on this one though, we’ve got some colder weather heading this way for the weekend so might have to have a revisit then.

 

Manual 365/358 At Last…

All year I’ve had one shot stalking about in the back of my mind and today… I got it!DSC_6468.JPGI know it’s been done a million times before but they’re different, they’re not mine. This one is. I’d gone down to the beach earlier and watched as the outgoing tide exposed a shard of rock. At first, I thought it was just the tip of a much larger boulder but when I managed to get close and give a kick it moved and I think I squeaked! Then I got my gloves wet, moved it to just inside the breakwater. plunged it into the sand and retreated to a safeish distance, 13 seconds at 66mm, f/16 and ISO100 and pop! ;o) The D3300 is a bugger for focusing at low light but this is bang on! This blogger is one happy bunny!

Peace Peeps! xxx