A couple of weeks back I shared an image of Higger Tor viewed from Carl Wark in the Peak District. I won’t publish it again, but you can use the link if you want to see it. The reason I’ve brought it up again is that it’s convinced me I need to change my approach to Landscape Photography. If you want to know why and how I’m changing, I’ve explained it in a video I published on YouTube earlier today.
Now let’s talk about this week’s image.
I shot this back in January of this year on Formby Beach at Sunrise. I had met up with a good friend and the weather forecast looked perfect. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be, and sunrise didn’t really happen for us. We ended up being on the very edge of a clearing weather front as the sun came up. You can literally see the line in the weather in this shot. Within 20 minutes the sky was clear blue.
Although it wasn’t an amazing sunrise, I do like this image. I know the post is in the centre and someone will tell me I should have used the rule of thirds, but the shot’s not about the post. What I like is the contrast between the colours and the shape this creates in the sky. I also like the way the shape’s mirrored in the channel in the sand, which also reflects the sky. If you don’t like the post, clone it out.
I shot this with a Fuji X-T3 and Fuji 16-80 lens at 20mm. The exposure is 1/12” at f/11.0 and ISO160 and I had the camera mounted on a tripod. I also used a 2 stop Neutral Density Grad filter on the sky to help balance the exposure with the sand.
Finally, I want to mention that Manfrotto has announced a 50% reduction on memory cards. There seem to be a few good deals out on equipment and software. Fingers crossed for more.
I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.