Our very late Autumn this year has given so many opportunities to get out with the camera, I’ve hardly been able to keep up with downloading the images! These shots are from my outing last week with Jenifer Bunnett. She found this beautiful set of fishing lakes, Frensham Trout Fisheries, and, apart from a solitary fisherman, we had them to ourselves.
The presence of a waterfall was fortuitous as I had only just the day before taken delivery of my new Lee Filters!
I had a lot of fun experimenting with my five filters: the 105mm circ. polariser, .6 hard grad, .9 soft grad, .9 pro glass and Big Stopper. The good news was that I had remembered all I had learned on the workshop ten days earlier.
The bad news was the circ. polariser created a horrible vignette when I used it with my 16-35mm lens at 16-20mm. Hugely disappointing as that is my lens of choice for landscape work. I was advised to use my 24-105mm on the course so this problem did not come up then. 😦
Lyme Regis, on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, is one of my favourite towns. One morning in August last year I left my family enjoying the sandy beach and went hunting for images. I have shared some of my larger compositions in earlier posts, but I also snapped up some details, trying to capture some of the textures of the harbour.
The distinctive S shape of Lyme’s famous seawall, The Cobb, has become a symbol for the town.
The harbour is used by pleasure boats and fishing boats, and there are plenty of interesting textures in the paraphernalia of the trade.
Old wooden hulls contrast with modern plastic fenders.
Colours of rust show up against black doors.
There are plenty of interesting signs as well, some with a sense of humour.
This last shot is more about people than textures, although I suppose the town’s people are part of its texture on a larger scale. Appropriate to its strong maritime flavour, Lyme Regis has a Boat Building Academy. I snapped some youngsters taking a break from their craft.
More from Lyme another day.