When I look at this image it’s easy to forget how difficult the conditions were. This is a three image stitch using the Sony A7r with a Canon 16-35 L series lens. One shot, even with the wide angle of the 16mm wasn’t sufficient to catch the entire scene.
Metering was another problem. The contrast difference across the scene was huge and the headland on the far side of the cove as well as to the right of the image was in deep shadow. It actually looks black on the RAW file. But selective adjustment has opened up these dark shadows, showing just how much detail can be recovered from the A7r RAW file.
Finally, the wind was blowing, the rain was lashing down and the sunrise was rather brief. I managed to set up for this series of images and repeated the shot three times. By the end of this the sunrise had faded. Of the images I shot, I struggled to find sufficient that were pin sharp. The wind had caused a lot of vibration and was no doubt catching on my filters.
The life of a Landscape Photographer is never an easy one. What makes it more painful is when someone looks at the images and says that’s nice, it must have been lovely to see that. Actually, it was uncomfortable and taxing.