Monday, 27 February 2017

Dorset september 2016 Swanage,Peviril point,Durdle door

Walking around the headland from Kimmeridge bay,   its very windy but warm and sunny.  the coastline is amazing along here.

                                                          Zooming in with long lens.

                                                 Looking back towards Kimmeridge bay

                                Stunning cliffs!   6 frame vertical image panorama

Its early evening and i have decided to climb up the headland to look down on Durdle door for sunset.  its a steep climb up towards Bat head onto the top of Swyre Head.     the golden light is really nice , but it is very windy up here and I'm struggling to get sharp images even on the tripod!!

The following morning , our last day we have driven to Swanage ,  and a walk onto the pier and a look at the old pier structure which i want to do a long exposure image.     its drizzling and quite dull overcast but i managed this 30 second exposure with Lee Big stopper nd filter.

After lunch we have walked around to Peveril Point

                   This is my favourite composition  , 47 seconds with big stopper 10 stop nd filter.

 The final evening at Durdle Door ,  and what a sunset !     as the sun just about on horizon it lit up the entire beach with warm orange light ,   never seen such a strong light like this before . even with nd grad filters  i couldn't prevent the lens flare but quite like the effect .

 and then i have walked over to Man-o-war Bay after the sun has gone down and managed this image , it was quite dark by this time but still showed some colour.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Dorset Holiday pt2 Bat Head Portland Bill

I have actually got up early for once to catch a sunrise ,  Yes  i have !      shock horror......................
On Durdle Door beach the clear sky is not good , but behind me the beautiful soft colours are fabulous .

                                                            Bat Head sunrise  1 second

                                        Lovely glow on the water in this image .  0.8 seconds

           Later in the day we have travelled to Portland bill , to the lighthouse and Pulpit Rock.

                                  Jan and the Terrible Twosome are watching me shooting .

                              Pulpit Rock while waiting for sunset .    long exposure 99 seconds

                 Sunset time , starnge sky tonight , but got colour on the low rock in the foreground .

                                            5 frames merged   5 seconds up to 25 seconds


                                                                        After Sundown
                                                                           25 seconds 

                                                                           25 seconds

                                                       and lastly Portland Bill lighthouse

                                                                          8 seconds

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Durdle Door September 2016 pt 1

Catching up on a few images from last year , we stayed at the Durdle Door caravan site.

                                          Durdle Door from the beach , long exposure

                                                                   "Man - o - War" bay

                                  Getting dark now , so quite long exposures  , 2 minutes

                                     Close up of the rocks , it was quite dark at this point.

                                         The following day we went to Old Harrys Rocks

                    A long exposure of 30 seconds with Lee Big stopper  to give cloud movement.  

Durleston Country park and i only managed to find one wasp spider , it was quite breezy so most images were slightly soft ,   note to self -  use 5d2 next time instead of 5dsr!

                                                  9 frames focus stacked , hand held

                                             "Man - 0 - War" bay  with the Terrible Twosome

                                              The Door nearing sunset long exposure

Looking towards Bat Head at sunset

             Sunset , but it faded very quickly before could get any decent exposures after sundown

Monday, 6 February 2017

Prague River walks 3/4 th January 2017

It is 6 am and i have got up and walked down to the bridge hoping for a nice sunrise ,   That's something i very rarely shoot as i can never get up   lol
On the bridge there is at least a few breaks in the cloud and i might just get a bit of colour.   Its fairly quiet but a few other photographers are on the bridge already.

                      There is a bit of colour , a long exposure of 140 seconds at f14 for this image.

                     46 seconds for this one , the cloud is building but is still well broken.

 Looking up river and that's were the best colour is unfortunately.     the yellow Penguins really stand out in front of the modern art museum.

                                                      Love the snow covered roofs .

One last bridge shot ,  47 seconds.      a load of photographers are standing still at the end of the bridge so the long exposure hasn't ghosted them out.

                            The colour hasn't reached behind me over the castle ,  never mind.

                      Its 8.32 and i had better get back to the hotel and see if Jan is up yet  haha.

After breakfast of Caramel waffles and hot chocolate we are walking up river past the penguins .

                                                        We are at the Penguins , selfi time

                                                                   Very Strange!

 We have walked up to the next bridge upstream where the mid river island is, and we have gone down on to Strelecky ostrov ( shooters island)
                               A long exposure for this image   43 seconds with little stopper

After a walk around a local christmas market  and through the castle , stopping off for more mulled wine for Jan i have left her at the hotel for a fast walk up to Letna hill to shoot the river after dark.
100-400 mm lens for this image  8 seconds f14

                 And stopping off to shoot the bridge from the swan feeding area on the way back.

    Our last evening in Prague we take a last look around old town square , firstly the Astronomical clock.

We are leaving today , its a bit snowy at moment but forecast is for clearing up , so a walk down the river past Letna to the island and back before we have to leave for the airport.

An hour later and its beautiful , a 30 second exposure looking across river to the castle lit up with sunlight.

                           A lovely walk along the river and onto the island looking for the weir.

                            It has clouded over now so a b&w conversion is best for this image.

The end of a fabulous few days in Prague ,  and after almost getting snowed in at the airport we arrived home safe and sound at 2 am in the morning .