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Breil Newk 2



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BrendaCrawford
 
BrendaCrawford May 09, 2015
Stunning photograph. Just beautiful....
UpperClassImages
 
UpperClassImages January 29, 2016
Great depth

Behind The Lens

Location
this is a small part of Flamborough Head located between North Landing and the lighthouse at Selwicks Bay I prefer to park at North Landing then its about a ten minute walk to here the outcrop of cliff on the right hand side is Breil Newk, the stack is called Queen rock and there used to be another stack behind called King Rock but unfortunately that fell victim to the power of the sea many years ago
Time
I set off out at 4:30am heading onto Brei Newk first and took a few photographs with the lighthouse in the background but noticed the cloud formation and light was looking better for this shot so headed back to this location and this image was captured at 5:25am
Lighting
I wanted to slow the shutter speed down so I used a tripod and attached my lee filter addapter and used a little stopper (6 stop ND filter) with a 2 stop ND hard graduated filter over the sky to balance the exposure and went for a 1 minute shutter speed but for some reason it only registered as a 49 second exposure
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF17-40mm f/4L USM, tripod, cable release, Lee 0.6 Graduated ND filter and Lee little stopper.
Inspiration
I had planned to shoot a different location but the light and cloud movement changed my mind and drew me to this location and the decision for a long exposure was a spur of the moment thing sometimes you just have to adapt to the conditions that nature offers
Editing
I always import to lightroom to make minor adjustments to highlights, shadows, blacks and whites the go to the tone curv section and drag the curve to an s shape before going to lense corrections where I just click the boxes for enable profile correction and remove chromatic abberation then I export to PS to remove any dust bunnies then I usually adjust levels and sharpen using high pass and thats it
In my camera bag
I have my main camera the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM this is my main setup and most of my images are shot at 17 mm, then I have an old Canon EOS 7D with a canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens,then I have 0.3,x2 0.6 x2, 0.9 x2 hard graduated filters a set of soft graduated filtersand a set of Reverse graduated filters, 0.6 ND filter, Big Stopper, Little Stopper, Circular polariser, landscape circular polariser, manual white balance card, misc cleaning products
Feedback
I planned meticulously for a shot I had in mind but things did not work out but I was constantly looking around at the sky and saw an opportunity to get a better shot from a different location so I think you have to be able to adapt to different situations and keep an open mind and always be aware of how the light is changing around you.

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