St Andrews cemetary/ cathedral grounds.. it's a shot I've been wanting for a while since I messed up a pano stitch last year.. this time I didn't need to bother shooting to stitch as I had a wide angle lens along with me.
Canon 40d, Sigma 10-20 @ 10mm, f/8
*updated 30/8/09 - totally fresh process for print - I softened the extreme contrast, removed much of the distortion, applied fewer filters, sharpened with a different method for web and made the final image a little larger.. enjoy!
This one was long overdue a re-process... I have replaced the haloing and whacked out colours of the previous HDR version with this exposure blended one. I also decided to change the name from "An Icy Dawn" to "Frozen Sunrise"...
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Another one from yesterday's trip to Anstruther, down on the beach among the icy rock pools. From the left you can make out where water had been trickling down, but we found it turned to ice along with the pool. On this occasion I concentrated on shooting the beach and sunrise in a wider sense but there's great potential for abstracts with the contours of the rocks and low morning light.. a return visit may be on the cards at some point...
Its not often that my images are directly influenced by others but I was encouraged to shoot snow in this predawn light by this shot by David Clapp: [link]
Certainly my shot isnt on quite the same level, but still its nice to have something completely different in my gallery.
We dont get snow often here in the southwest of England. When we do get snow there has rarely been good light, so this was a very exciting morning for me. If only the good light could have lasted longer.
The blue colour was from the blue sky...The White balance was set to 6000K, warmer than velvia. I actually slightly desaturated this one.