This year I did something that I never normally do - get up stupendously early during my holidays to take a snap of the sunrise. The aim of the exercise was to combine the beauty of the morning colours with an ND110 long exposure. It makes for a rather difficult image to deal with because the dynamic range between the highlights of the sun coming up and the lows in the rocks etc is just too big for a camera to deal with. So I had to fill a fair amount of light, as you can see from the noise in the rocks -- but then since the rocks have an incredibly coarse texture that doesn't matter too much. The shot was taken off Black Rock in Portloe, Cornwall - I usually stay there in the summer holidays and this year was no exception. You are looking out towards Nare Head, the peninsula in the distance.
Technical - 10mm (Sigma), f8, 120s with B&W ND110. What I like about this shot is the way the rocks have come out in the foreground, I'm quite impressed with the amount of dimensionality that has come through. I wish I could have achieved more contrast with that channel of water and I'm not wild about the very white centre. But hey-ho, not too shabby considering I'd put it on the reject pile and thought I'd just play with it for a bit of fun =)