fallen tree

I took a quick trot down to Lower Holbrook and my stretch of beach this lunchtime armed with my 2 cameras, one digital, one film and my 16 stop ND filter. This shot took 350 seconds to take..just short of 6 minutes. You then have to wait another 6 minutes whilst the camera sorts out all the noise issues this length of exposure takes – so in all the actual physical taking of the photograph took 12 minutes, give or take. I was going to turn this black and white…in fact I did, but didn’t like its look so reverted it to colour.

Whilst I was waiting for the digital camera to do its stuff I finished off my first black and white film with my new, old film camera. Hopefully this will be winging its way to be developed tomorrow, I can then gaze at a bunch of blank pieces of card as I try and work out what went wrong ­čśë

Because things regularly go wrong…I took a second long exposure shot after this one…but forgot to cover up┬áthe eye piece viewfinder ┬ámeaning that light leaked into the camera and ruined the second shot…it was then time to pack up and dash back to work…


I popped back to the scene of a photo I took earlier this week. The tide, which I thought was going out, was a lot higher than last time I was here so I couldn’t get round the fallen tree. I didn’t mind, as this turned out to be just as interesting a picture.

I used my Hitech 10 stop filter, but really enjoyed the blue cast that I got SOCC so kept it, correcting the colour only in the bottom corner for the sand.

After the break, hear how I managed to get cut off by the tide…

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A quick run out to Tilty this afternoon bagged this bluebells shot, along with some (far away) deer sightings. The waterfall shot I wanted to take was impossible due to a fallen tree…which I thought was a reasonable excuse to move on…

Here are a couple of the deer shots…

Deer Crossing

Deer and Woods, Tilty