Brighton Trip

May 14, 2012 Comments Off on Brighton Trip

Over the last year a lot has happened. I closed Going Digital as a business, took some time out to refresh my creative batteries and am just now starting to feel the urge to get out with the camera again. This last weekend we had a trip to visit family in Brighton and so I packed the camera hoping to snatch a few opportunities for photography if they presented themselves.  I also did a bit of research about Brighton, not having visited before. Where are the ‘standard shots’ and what else was on the web for inspiration.

So saturday morning found me out pre dawn with the drunks and clubbers on the beach front. I had decided a long exposure image of the burnt out west pier had some merit, but avoiding the drunks was difficult. In the end I settled down just above the tide line, put a ‘big stopper’ x10 Neutral Density plus a 0.9 Graduated ND and a 0.6 Grad ND onto a 50mm lens, with an exposure of around 2 minutes and an ISO of 100.

Brighton West Pier. Canon 50mm f1.4 lens on Canon EOS 1DmkIII 2mins exposure at f11

 

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