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Can't See The Sea



A long exposure taken until the horizon disappeared.

A long exposure taken until the horizon disappeared.
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toddstanleyphotography
 
toddstanleyphotography March 25, 2015
love the simplicity great shot
Robb PRO
 
Robb May 11, 2015
really, really like this, stunning, fantastic thought and perspective....
Robb PRO
 
Robb May 11, 2015
really, really like this, stunning, fantastic thought and perspective....
Grey_Fulton
 
Grey_Fulton May 13, 2015
Incredible. Stunning.
Grey_Fulton
 
Grey_Fulton May 27, 2015
Love this photograph. Superb job. Congrats
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira May 27, 2015
Congratulations. Excellent photograph. Well deserved.
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 October 14, 2015
definitely can't see the sea:) Remarkable shot..voted Meditation Places
fransvanterwisga PRO+
 
fransvanterwisga October 01, 2016
wow.....this is so surreal. look at the staircase! Love it!

Behind The Lens

Location
I had just finished my night shift at work in London, it looked like a nice morning so thought id head out to the coast. After an hour and forty minute drive the weather wasn't looking as good as it was in London. I arrived to Dovercourt on the Essex coast to be welcomed by hazy windy weather. At first i was a little disappointed until i got the camera out and started com positioning the shot.
Time
After leaving London at about 06:30 i arrived to Dovercourt just before 08:30. I was hoping for a nice low sun during the morning, it was not to be with the fog pretty strong out to sea.
Lighting
The sun wasn't out due to the haze but the overcast sky was glowing white. It wasn't ideal lighting so i decided to focus on long exposure shots.
Equipment
This photograph was taken using my Nikon Df camera with the fantastic 70-200mm Nikon lens. Ideal to zoom in close to the lighthouse from the shore. The camera was on my tripod and had two filters attached to the lens. A 10 stop ND filter and a 6 stop ND filter.
Inspiration
The lighthouses at Dovercourt Essex are fantastic. The old cast iron structures are really interesting to photograph. Making the horizon disappear in long exposures is an effect i like doing. In this photo it works particularly well, the lighthouse looks like its floating in a sea of nothingness.
Editing
This photo was processed a little in Lightroom. I added faint layers to the picture, a small grad added to the top making it slightly darker and a lighter grad added to the foreground in the sea. You can see it goes dark to light back to dark then light again seamlessly.
In my camera bag
I always have my Nikon Df with me, as I'm mainly shooting city, land and seascapes i have a wide angle lens on me. On this occasion i also had the 70-200mm zoom. The ND filters are always to hand as is my remote and trigger trap. Spare batteries and SD cards are always handy to have.
Feedback
The location is easy to find, its a great little seaside town. To get something similar you would need overcast hazy conditions like i had on this morning.

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