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It came from outer space

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‘It came from outer space’

I took our broken dishwasher to the tip, then headed off to pick up tickets to see Eddie Izzard from the De LA Warr Pavilion box office.

Whilst there, I took a quick look around their current exhibition ‘In the realm of Others’. Definitely take some time to have a look.

Obviously they enforce a no photography policy within the exhibition but I was taken with the view outside, looking through the blinds. No harm in taking a picture within the exhibition hall but not of the exhibits I thought.

What you see here is the concrete bandstand with one of the iconic domes behind.

Looks a bit like a futuristic spacecraft.

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Alignment

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‘Alignment’

My second post from Bexhill beach.

The thing that initially drew me to this composition was the arrangement of the rocks in the water but when I looked at the sky, that too seemed to almost mimic the shape below.

I usually like to get down low for my shots but for this one, I moved my tripod right into the water so that just the head and camera could be seen above the water line. It was only a shallow pool however, so easy for me to stand in with my wellies on. Alas, the water did pour over the top of my right boot near the end of the shoot though!

A pair of chest waders will be my next photographic purchase.

To achieve this shot and to get the smooth appearance on the water, I used my new ND8 filter coupled with an ND4 graduated filter to help balance the land and sky.

I do love how the smooth appearance on the water helps to give a sense of calm.