This week I managed to get my new car problems sorted out. More importantly I managed to get my act together and venture out with a camera. It was only local, but I met up with a friend on Standedge which is also the location for Britain’s longest canal tunnel.
I visited this same location a few months back, mentioning it in one of my posts. Whilst I walk in the area a lot, that was my first photo trip at sunset and the weather wasn’t too kind. This time the sun was out, and the colour was magical.
Here’s one from just before sunset shooting directly towards the sun.
This is typical light in the area. I often look out of my window at sunset and see the ridge glowing an intense red (when it isn’t raining). It’s so nice to be up there when this happens.
I took the shot using my Fuji XT3 with Fuji 16-80 lens at 16mm. I had the camera mounted on a tripod for a 0.5” exposure at f/13.0 and ISO160. It always amazes me how shooting towards the sun can still produce such a long exposure, but I’ve learned to trust the camera. I also used a Kase 3 stop Reverse ND Graduated filter on the sky.
In terms of processing, I converted the RAW file using Capture One Pro, but it didn’t need much work. I did decide to make some additional adjustments using Nik Color Efex Pro but that was to reduce the redness in the scene. The original seemed somehow too intense and looked a little false.
I hope you like the photo and have a great weekend.