Just before I started photographing the seals featured here a couple of days ago, I couldn’t resist capturing a few frames of the gentle dawn light. As before, this is Horsey beach in Norfolk. A two-second exposure captured the shapes made by the surf.
I have been promising a post about shutter speeds and waves. It is still in the pipeline but it’s been busy week! This afternoon alone I have fielded three enquiries for images, all expecting me to provide them without charge in return for the ‘honour’ of attributing my picture to me. I know, the internet is full of photographers whinging about being asked to give images free. I do try to remain stoical, but I must admit it is a little irritating sometimes.
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On a lighter note, here are some more 365 images. 365/54 is from 2009. I was walking with one of my greatest friends on Puttenham Common. The light was very ordinary but I snapped a shot and had a go at improving it in editing. It was useful experience at least and, in accordance with my 365 redux pledge, I have re-edited before sharing it again now. I chose it because it seems to be the only picture I have taken on 23rd February in any year since 2009 and because, coincidentally, I was out walking with the very same friend again on 23rd Feb this week. One of the interesting and unexpected things about this project so far has been finding connections and coincidences across the years.
365/55 and 56 are from 2014. 55 is another watery local landscape during the flooding of winter 2014. 56 is Farncombe Boathouse on the River Wey Navigation near Godalming.
I have just returned from a few days of photography in Norfolk. I spent dawn this morning on the beach at Horsey Gap, watching grey seals. I particularly liked this mother and pup playing together in the surf.
My 365/50 is from this day in 2012: rowers on the Thames, seen from the bridge to Desborough Island.
My 365/20 entries are both from last year, taken on Desborough Island, an island in the River Thames near Weybridge. I liked the way the tangled plants framed the gap in the fence. The second shot seemed moodier in black and white.
My 365/19, also from last year, is a bit of fun, imagining what it would be like if we could actually see the stars above the junction of the A3 and the M25!
Although the Thames has subsided quite a lot since the worst of the floods earlier this month, it is going to take some time for the waterlogged soil to dry out. This was the scene at the local rugby and cricket club this morning.
The standing water makes for some pretty reflections, but not much good for playing!
Still, there is improvement; I couldn’t have stood in this spot last week.
Sun sets over Desborough Cut, a man-made channel that allows water traffic to avoid the deep meander of the River Thames around Desborough Island, near Weybridge, Surrey.
If you missed yesterday’s post on achieving the starburst effect in camera, here’s a link: Starburst- no filter required.