Incoming Tide

Long exposure shot of Perch Rock Lighthouse , New Brighton

Long exposure shot of Perch Rock Lighthouse , New Brighton
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Etna October 11, 2014
nice shot
seenaziai November 03, 2014
Great image!
imanja010 September 14, 2015
Great phototure, just straighten it up a bit
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p_eileenbaltz September 14, 2015
Stunning image! Congratulations on your feature.:)
EnchantedImagesByLeesa September 17, 2015
Robert71 November 27, 2016
Nice image and a different composition
Smert August 30, 2017
Perfect composition
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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton, Merseyside.
This particular shot was taken early evening, i arrived at my location within plenty of time to catch the incoming tide. I usually get to this location about two hours before high tide, this gives me plenty of time to set up and wander around capturing different compositions.
I chose this particular day and time which was early evening so the light wouldn't be too harsh on the lighthouse and the tide was on its way in. The sun was beginning to set to the left of the picture
This was shot with my Canon 5D mk3 and my Canon 17-40 f/4 lens. Mounted on a tripod and using a shutter release to trigger the camera.
To be honest this image was not the planned shot i was hoping to capture, but arriving at my chosen location within plenty of time i was able to wander around while waiting for the incoming tide to get higher. I found the rocks leading in towards the lighthouse and the incoming tide washing over them an interesting composition and with a relatively slow shutter speed i was able to smooth out the water yet retain some movement in the foreground.
Not much was done to this image really apart from tweaking the shadows and highlights and adding a little clarity.
In my camera bag
The first thing in my bag is the obvious my Canon 5D mk3, As for my lenses i take my Canon 17-40 f/4 which is a great landscape lens, my Canon 24-70 f/2.8 and my Canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens just incase i want to get a tighter crop. Never leave home without my tripod a good solid platform to shoot from and a remote shutter release to prevent camera shake. I use Lee filters so i have soft ND grad filters and a selection of ND filters which range from two stops up to 10 stops and a circular polariser. My accessory bag has spare batteries , memory cards and cleaning cloth in it and thats it i'm off.
Arriving at your chosen location within plenty of time is great for scouting out different compositions. As with any costal photography study the tide time table there is nothing worse than arriving and finding a high or low tide. Since taking this shot and shooting on sand i also invested in some snow feet for my tripod to help stop it sinking in the soft sand ( you can also use some old cd's which will do the same thing ).

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