A North Devon Seascape at Dusk
I love the motion of the sea as the waves swept across the shingle as I took this seascape photo at Westward Ho! last night. I was hoping to go to the old pier groynes to shoot them but there were several fishermen around them making it a pointless exercise. You can tell the seas have been unsettled lately; the rocks and beach were strewn with sticks and branches which have washed ashore.
It was a nice outing with my daughter who has recently got a DSLR too although we didn’t have too much lucky really as the sun didn’t make an appearance over the headland as I had expected. After checking the photographer’s ephemeris when I got home it showed that we needed to be just another couple hundred yards or so further along the rocks for the sun to be visible. It’s a clear reminder to me that I need to be more precise with my research when there is so little room for error!
Tonight was the first time I had had a chance to play with my new Lee 0.9 hard graduated filter, which seemed to work well enough. I can’t say that it is a night and day improvement over my Cokin Z Pro ones, although images seemed to have a touch more clarity or contrast (this could of course be a coincidence of the conditions or a placebo!). Thankfully it seems to work perfectly with my Z Pro filter holder.
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