Earlier this week, Tuesday to be precise, I headed over to Blackpool with a friend. Blackpool is a great location for photography and often produces amazing sunsets at this time of year. As the conditions looked promising, we thought this would be worth trying.
Whilst I enjoyed the morning, my shots weren’t up to much. There are a few black and whites that show potential but none I want to share right now. But after some lunch in one of the chip shops, the afternoon turned from good into excellent.
Here’s a shot from early in the afternoon when it was still over an hour to sunset.
I shot this using my Panasonic G9 with Leica 8-18 lens. It’s a tripod mounted exposure of 1/160 second, at f/8.0 and ISO160. It’s tempting to think that I used a filter on the sky, but I didn’t. I think it was the light reflecting on the wet sand that helped to balance out the exposure.
When it came to the processing, I converted the RAW file using DxO PhotoLab 6. After that, I took the image into Photoshop where I applied the Nik Collection.
Here’s a second shot from a little later.
This shows the Central Pier, again taken using the Panasonic Lumix G9 with Leica 8-18 lens at 8mm. It’s a tripod mounted exposure of 1/320 second at f/8.0 and ISO160, again without filters. The RAW processing was in DxO PhotoLab followed by the Nik Collection.
I’ll be publishing a YouTube video in a week or two, explaining how I achieved the bright glowing sunlight on the right of the frame. This week’s video is about exposure blending using Affinity Photo 2 and the new Luminosity Range Mask. If you haven’t seen it, here’s a link to it on my channel (https://youtu.be/l64v9BEJgkw).
I hope you like the shots and have a great weekend.
8 thoughts on “A Photo Day Trip to Blackpool”
And this was the Costa del Blackpool? Robin, I love the warm glow on the second shot.
And in November no less. Watch out on my YouTube channel for the video explaining how to create the warm glow effect. It will probably be out in about a week.
Both great shots !
Thanks for Affinity 2 video which is excellent as usual. Just about to switch to version 2.
Thank you. I’m very pleased with what I captured, especially given some of the recent wash outs.
Thank you. I’m loving Affinity Photo 2 and think that it’s a great editing tool.
Superb images! Love them both and the first was a ‘right time right place’ with that cloud layout.
Thank you. I agree, right time right place. Sometimes you just get lucky.