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I've decided that long exposure photography is a bit like fishing. Scoping out places, working out whether there's anything worth catching and then casting your line/exposure and waiting to see what comes back.
I mention this as yesterday was a bit of the 'one that got away' that fishermen are always keen to tell you about. We didn't get any of the snow that seems to be all over the rest of the UK, so I planned to go down to the beach at high tide and spend a couple of hours out taking some LE shots whilst my wife was out. However after getting ready, it started to rain which looked set to scupper my plans. Thankfully though there was a bit of a break but not knowing how long it'd last I headed to this spot on the beach not far from me. I had one thing in mind, I wanted to take a shot of the sign that was on the fence with the water around it to create a fairly minimalist image.
You'll notice there are two things wrong with that scenario from the image above - I was too late for the tide but more significantly, the sign has gone. What a shame - I loved the idea of "no access beyond this point". Ah well.
In spite of all that I had a good 30-40 minutes photographing this before the rain forced me to pack up and head home. Thankfully for this shot the crow that was perched on the fence stayed pretty still. I think this is some kind of outlet from the sewage works further inland but I could be wrong.
Canon 600D (T3i/Kiss X5)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS @ 27mm
90 second exposure @ f11
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS