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"set fire to the rain"

Inspired title thanks to Adele.


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Decided at the last minute to head out and try and see what type of sunrise we would have this morning, weather report said rain at 6am then clear, sunrise due 8.38am and high tide due at 9.38am! So all systems go!


I headed down to the old site of the "natural" swimming pool, between Whitley Bay & Cullercoats. I figured it would be a good test for the 10-20mm to capture the old pool and the sunrise! Well I'm still tweaking those shots some what, very difficult holding my trust 85mm filters in front of the lens! Especially on Long Exposures!


Anyhow, shortly after sun up, I switched back to me trusty 35mm lens and slapped the old 10 stop & a ND Hard Grad 0.9 across the sky! Well I got some lovely pastel shades mixed in with some nice side lighting too! I decided to keep this in colour as I love the contrast of the sharp horizon and the range of colour that is in shot.


It was a very cold morning and I'm glad I had me waterproof pants on as the rocks were very slippery this morning! I shall post some shots of the old swimming pool tomorrow ~ such an awesome lot the victorians! Making a rock pool into a public swimming pool!


Last thoughts ~ why this song? Well this mornings rain was burnt away by the strong sun and it's 21 years since me and my wife had our first date! Which is also the name of the album co-incidently!


Good luck to those of you starting out on your 366s! So much respect for you all! Have a great week and speak soon!


PS. I'll talk histograms tomorrow! Cannot believe I'm finally using them! ;o)




Set Fire To The Rain ~ Adele


"I let it fall, my heart,

And as it fell you rose to claim it

It was dark and I was over

Until you kissed my lips and you saved me


My hands, they're strong

But my knees were far too weak

To stand in your arms

Without falling to your feet."




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Taken on January 2, 2012