I found this shot sitting in my archives, it was taken last year at Goodwood. The 'Goodwood festival of speed' is an annual hill climb held a Goodwood park and features sports cars from multiple generations and genres.
Sitting in front of the stately home, this amazing structure, constructed from girders with Landrovers mounted on them was a sight to behold, it has a really surreal quality to it, an angular monolith.
Up early this morning and got out to shoot the sunrise, there was a wonderful mist hanging over the landscape this morning, it was so beautiful , it makes you realise you are lucky to be alive.
We spotted this fantastic old windmill on the way back from the coast, after trying to find a route to it through the country side we eventually made it.
It's in a really beautiful location, high on a hill, with fantastic views all around. I'm going to post a couple more shots of this subject.
Another shot from West Witterings, our local beach. It was super windy this day and there was a lot of sand blowing around, some got in the lense too :-( so i didn't hang around for long.
This is one of the shots I liked from the session and is a bit of a change for me. Normally I go for a super contrasty sky and will usually shoot with a ND grad, this time the sky is blown out , and I quite like the result, it has a more graphic, stripped down feel.
We're in the West Country for a few days and weather permitting, there should be some nice shots to be had :-)
This was taken at the same beach as the recent coast series. Still busy at work, so not much time to post and right, things should get back to normal soon.
Hello! It seems like an absolute age since I last posted. It's not for any reason, other than that life is busy at the moment!
Thankyou all so much for commenting on the last post 'Windswept'. It is now my most commented post to date and meant a lot to hear from everyone. I have just printed and framed that shot and it will be hanging on the wall somewhere in the house by the weekend.
Tonight's shot is the last of the beach series I shot at West Wittering a couple of weeks ago. It's again another long exposure as you can seem from the guy walking his dog through frame. I decided to leave that in though as I quite like it.
This is the first of the shots I'm posting from our visit to the coast last weekend. We visited Beachy Head , which is one of the highest coastal cliffs in the U.K. For that reason it is a notorious suicide spot, and was immortalized on film in Quadrophenia , the mod movie from the 70's. It is never the less a place of staggering beauty, the cliffs roll , ripple and undulate along the coast in quite an amazing way.
Anyway with the history lesson out of the way :-) This is one of the many trees that pop up along the coast and I'm assuming that it's shaped like this due the high winds that run along the coast, the trees all seemed to face the same way, so that's the basis of my assumption. Maybe some bright horticulturist will be along and can put me right!
Lastly, I agonized over the crop for this one, and eventually settled on the post, although I felt that less negative space to the left of frame was preferable, I also tried a square crop. I really couldn't choose, Idoya chose this one, which I was leaning toward anyway, so this is the one.
This is the penultimate shot from the West Wittering series that i'm going to post, and is one of my favorites. I think the object in frame is the high tide marker, and is sat at the end of the water breaks that run out from the beach.When the tide comes in is comes right up to the base of the pyramid.
I was actually caught out just before taking this shot; further down the beach near to water, the tide comes in surprisingly quickly and it was only when the waves started lap at the legs of the tripod, that I thought I better make a hasty retreat further up the beach :-)
Apologies for not posting yesterday, but we were down at the coast again, this time at Beachy Head near Eastbourne, it was a fantastic, sunny day, with not a cloud in the sky. I'll be putting up the shots in the next couple of days.
Today's shot is again from the beach, a little more abstract/arty this time. It is processed in an obviously different palette to yesterday's , but is truer to what was there at the time. for one, the sun has pretty much gone down it was twilight/almost dark, it's only the length of the exposure that makes it feel like daylight.
Thanks everyone for the comments on yesterdays, they are warmly appreciated.
I think this is the first shot i've posted that was taken with my new Nikon, the D300. I'm really happy with the quality of the pictures it takes, especially in low light, the CMOS censor seems to produce less noise than the D200, which is great.
This shot is at my most local beach, on the south coast of England. I drove down in the evening to catch a few shots which i'll post in the coming days, this one is a long exposure as I'm keen to practice some new techniques. I've been experimenting with some filters and used a graduated ND ( 2 stop) on this one.