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Staring at the sea

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Shot on Bexhill beach on yet another bland sky morning.

I had some of ups and downs this morning as I encountered some issues when using My Cokin Z Pro filter system, which has potentially ruined some good shots. More on this next post but it has to do with the writing on the adapter ring being reflected back onto the filter when shooting into the sun. Luckily some of the shots taken before the sun popped up where fine and I managed to clone out the offending reflection on a couple of shots taken as the sun broke the horizon.

Cokin ND8 filter. Processed in Lightroom 5.7.

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Just another cliche

Just another cliche...

One of the domes at the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill.

For those who are unfamiliar, this is one the most recognised buildings along England’s south east coast and as such it has become one of the most photographed as well. I’ve heard many a groan at camera clubs as yet another shot of this place is projected onto the screen.  Familiarity breeds contempt as the saying goes but love it or hate it, it is still a very photogenic landmark. However, due to its’ popularity with photographers it is becoming more and more difficult to find new angles to shoot it from. The shot I’ve put up today is a very popular composition and for good reason, the design of the structures just lend themselves naturally to the rule of thirds and all that good stuff.

If you happen to be walking past on a day with great light and shadow, I bet you’d find it hard to resist taking a shot or two.

This shot may be a cliche, but I don’t care.

You can read some history about the De La Warr here.

Processed in Lightroom 5.3 only for a change.

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A new day

A new day

Bexhill beach. East Sussex, UK.

My friend Dan and I were both busy composing our shots when we noticed a couple of people out walking their dog. All we had to do was wait for the right moment to trip the shutter as they moved across the frame. I’m quite pleased with the position and spacing of the figures in this picture.

ND4 grey grad used, processed in Lightroom 5.3

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Curt

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Meet Curt, a cool local chap who’s never stopped doing what he loves. Skateboarding. Still going strong at the age of 50, he’s an inspiration to us all.

My friend Dan and I came across Curt while making our way back to our cars after a photowalk around Bexhill town. We asked politely if he minded us taking a few pics and he was more than happy for us to do so. I’m not entirely happy with what I ended up with but it’s definitely not the sort of thing I usually photograph, so a bit more practice needed I think.

If you every happen to be walking along Bexhill promenade one sunny day, you may well bump into him.

All pics processed in Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.3

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Fire and Water

Fire and water

Bexhill beach.

I love how intense the colour in the sky became just minutes before the Sun rose above the horizon. I quickly moved my position to the waters edge and zoomed in to showcase the magnificent colours. In as quick as a flash they were gone.

When photographic on the beach, always wear a pair of wellies. You may look silly but you don’t have to worry about where you’re putting your feet.

Processed in Lightroom 5.3

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