View on black
I occassionally get asked by friends whether there is actually any colour in Wales (and people)! Well I can't answer both of those questions with this photo but hopefully I can dispel the myth that I live in a monchrome world.
This photo is really a reminder for me that you just have to keep trying your best to get out, even if at times it doesn't seem like it'll be worth it. I had my best pout on yesterday evening as the rain came down around 7pm and looked set to scupper my plans to get out. Eventually it cleared though and I convinced my (lovely!) wife to ferry me around. I didn't really know what to shoot and the first place I stopped really didn't offer anything. So I figured I'd head back to the breakwater and see if there was much on offer near this new landing point. I thought it was going to be another fruitless evening as the bright sunshine was lovely to stand in but it's angle made it difficult for me to get any kind of composition. However just as it started to set the opportunity to take this shot made itself available.
I think this is a real success for my new filters. Without the grad NDs, I'm not sure I'd have managed to get the balance right. I'm really enjoying using them and they're less of a fiddle than I expected.
Canon 600D (T3i/Kiss X5)
Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 EF-S USM @ 10mm
Lee Big Stopper
Lee .9 Soft Grad ND
300 second exposure @ f11