Something I have learned over the years is that the winter light on the UK coast can be magical. Nowhere else is this truer than at Formby. Sefton, only a couple of miles up the beach, is the location Antony Gormley chose for his famous sculptures “Another Place”. His reason for choosing this location? You guessed it, the quality of the light.
Last weekend with the weather forecast for the Peak District looking decided uncertain, so I headed over to Formby instead. I was hoping for some magical winter light, and I wasn’t disappointed. Here’s a shot from midday showing the great conditions, although you can’t see the strong gusting winds. I’m still cleaning the sand out of my kit.
I shot this handheld with the Fuji XT3 and Fuji 16-80 lens at 16mm. The exposure was 1/45” at f/13.0 and ISO160. I was also using a Kase 3 stop soft graduated filter on the sky.
Affinity Photo Selection Brush Secret Feature
For anyone who has ever struggled to make accurate selections using the Selection Brush Tool in Affinity Photo, you might be interested in this video. There’s a feature of Selection Brush that’s never mentioned but is vital to understand. Once you know about this, it makes using the tool so much easier. You can find out all the details in my short YouTube video https://youtu.be/lgP1HP5fLkc.
I hope you like the photo, find the video helpful and have a great weekend.