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A fiery start

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Today got off to a spectacular start with this fabulous sunrise. Luckily I was out early enough to capture it and ran around like a headless chicken, taking as many shots as I could from a few different viewpoints. It was also a bonus to have one of the fishing boats being launched at the same time.

No filters used this time as I was using my smaller mirrorless camera and a mini Manfrotto tripod.

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Mist at Bodiam

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Heading home on a cold clear Friday night, I thought there would be a good chance of mist the next morning. So, alarm set for 6am I set out for Bodiam castle. The weather didn’t disappoint.

I arrived while it was still relatively dark, so I set up the camera and tripod using the light from the car boot before trundling off toward the castle.

Though my main focus was to capture any mist coming off the moat, I did stop to take one or two shots looking out across the fields.

 I decided to use the foliage to frame my a lot of my shots, as the sky, looking from the south east corner,  was pretty plain. It wasn’t until I walked round to the north west corner, that the sky proved to be a little more dramatic (once the sun had started to rise above the layer of mist). It was here that I bumped into another photographer, who I had a nice chat with as we snapped away.

All shots were taken at 10mm (crop sensor) and filtered with a 3 stop ND grad. (See phone snap below)

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Twenty minutes

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‘At rest’

More pics below.

Grabbed a quick twenty minutes photography after dropping my wife at the train station.

The light looked really promising, there way no way I was going to miss it.

I headed straight for Hastings old town and the beach where the fishing fleet resides. Light changes fast, there was no time to lose.

Grabbed my trusty little Fuji X10, my carry everywhere camera, and went about snapping as fast as I could getting the best compositions I could find.

Twenty minutes later and the best of the light gone, I headed back home to sort out the kids for school.

Posted one for Images not Words, below are the best of the rest.

 

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All that glisters

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‘All that glisters’

“All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life has sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold
Had you been as wise as bold,
Your in limbs, in judgment old,
Your answer had not been in’scroll’d
Fare you well: your suit is cold.’ Cold, indeed, and labour lost: Then, farewell, heat and welcome, frost!”

William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice