This week’s photo post is out a day early. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I want to take some time off over the festive season. I’m also recovering from the dreaded virus, despite having been double jabbed. Fortunately, it was very mild and I’m now out of isolation in time for Christmas.
Before I succumbed to the virus, I did manage an outing to Formby Beach, where the light and sunset was amazing. Here’s one from the late in the day. I’m a real sucker for sand ripples and pools reflecting the sky.
I shot this with the Fuji XT3 with Fuji 10-24 lens at 10mm. It’s a tripod-mounted exposure of 1/3” at f/13.0 and ISO200. I had the tripod nice and low and used a 3 stop Kase Reverse ND Grad filter on the sky. The RAW processing was done in DxO PhotoLab 5 with some additional post-processing work in the Nik Collection.
The video from this trip shows me shooting abstract landscape photography but it gives an idea of the area. If you would like to watch, it’s just gone live on YouTube https://youtu.be/CYe8XhBa-NE.
As this will be my final post of the year, I’ll finish by wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.