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Splash Point | by Anthony Owen-Jones
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Splash Point

 

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When I lived in the South East of England I used to walk to work every day. On my way there I used to pass this old, beat up, VW camper van that had a slogan on that stated "A bad day at the beach is still better than a good day at the office". With my wife busy creating one of her cake masterpieces I found myself with little to do on Saturday and with that slogan in mind, I headed to the beach that's closest to me on the North Wales coast.

 

Whilst I went more to have a play with different compositions of a subject I'm yet to get a shot I'm happy with, I figured I'd also just enjoy looking around. That's the great thing about photography that I sometimes forget when I'm in a bit of a rut. That the joy is really in being out and appreciating your surroundings.

 

This curve at Splash Point caught my eye. I quickly setup and with little cloud around added as many filters as I thought I could get away with to make the most of what movement there was.

 

Shot details

Canon 600D (T3i/Kiss X5)

Canon 24-105mm L f/4 EF IS USM @ 32mm

Lee Big Stopper

Lee .9 Soft Grad ND

Hoya ND16

ISO 100

300 second exposure @ f11

PSE10, The GIMP & SEP2

 

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Taken on July 7, 2012