This time, I was determined to take some long exposure seascape pictures. I bought some ND filters a few weeks ago and have been keen for the opportunity to try these out. I wasn't disappointed when I arrived at the house we were renting to find two enormous bay windows granting views of the entire estuary, from far up the river Dart, right out to sea. The weather forecast hadn't been promising, but I still hoped I might manage to capture a few moody and dramatic skies. With the typical fickle nature of British weather, it turned out that the moody skies stayed away, and in their place were some of the most beautiful, peaceful pastel sunrises and sunsets.
These were taken from the window of the house at sunset:
View up the river
The view out to sea with Kingswear across the water.
I even set my alarm to go out and capture some dawn images:
I love the neat rows of houses, all with their different shapes and sizes and colours, yet still strangely ordered and geometrical. You can only really see the full effect when you take a boat up the river, which is how I took this one:
... and just because I can't quite manage to leave the portraits alone for long, this is my nephew on a little beach excursion to Blackpool Sands. He didn't catch anything apart from a few pebbles, but at least he looked the part!
The only drawback is, this has given me a taste for landscapes, and now I've got a hankering for a decent wide-angle lens so I don't have to rely on my ropey old kit lens just to get some width. Sigma 10-20 anyone?