A yacht rests beached on the sands at Instow. The sun was low providing nice long shadows and golden colour as the evening drew to a close. I went out to take photos yesterday for the first time in a few weeks, about 7 miles away from the house the heavens opened! I waited for a bit between showers and then the rain came back yet again with a vengeance so I called it a day having shot all of 6 images, hopefully one of them will be blog worthy in the coming days.
This is the penultimate photo I’m thinking of posting from the other nights Instow trip. I couldn’t decide between the two last photos so will post both, so I apologize if you’re getting bored of very similar shots the past few days! It is the first time I have been out in a long time and really felt quite excited about the light. The thing I really liked about this photo was the sunlight glowing on the bottom of this already picturesque boat and the chrome in the distant boats etc. I think it adds a whole new dynamic to the shot.
This photo is from last night. I processed it as a pseudo HDR to show more of the shaded detail of Appledore. The water was so calm I’m sure I have a few more blog worthy photos from the evening. I went to Instow again tonight but the sunset wasn’t as good. I did meet Tim Barker though, another local photographer I have come across on flickr, it was nice to meet someone locally that shares interests. One of the main reasons I joined flickr was to try to meet more local photographers rather than always be the loner hiding behind a lens at the end of a beach.
I took this photo between showers just before taking the shot in the last post at Instow. It’s a pseudo HDR photo. I did bracket shots but the clouds were moving so fast it wasn’t practical. I could have used an ND grad but the light was changing so rapidly and I was trying to get the shots before the rain returned too heavily. I like the tracks in the field and think it added a needed something to the image to lead the eye.
The end of a rainbow was visible from Instow beach as the showers passed. Onlookers must have thought I was mad, stood in the hail taking photos of a rainbow. A good test for the weatherproofing on the 50D I guess. I’ve been lacking in inspiration lately, it doesn’t help that I have a huge yearning for a decent wide angle lens as my shooting goals seem to of shifted. I’m sure spring will bring a renewed enthusiasm.