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Frosty morning walk on Bangor Pier



With the frost and freezing fog just lifting an unknown couple walk the pier in Bangor North Wales

With the frost and freezing fog just lifting an unknown couple walk the pier in Bangor North Wales
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3 Comments | Report
phillipjohnparkin
 
phillipjohnparkin August 31, 2016
Great shot. Welcome to viewbug have fun.
Alejandrogomezbri
 
Alejandrogomezbri September 03, 2016
perfect exposure and nice composition!
pamlukeman
 
pamlukeman September 05, 2016
Romance isn't dead :)

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken on the pier in Bangor, North Wales. From the sea end facing back towards the Snowdonia mountain range.
Time
About 8 am on a freezing, foggy february morning. About 30 minutes after sunrise.
Lighting
With the freezing fog and the early light being angled but very flat I made sure that I overexposed by half a stop as this image was always going to be monochrome.
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D80 with a 70-210 mm lens. A tripod was essential due to the slow shutter speed and the fact I was shivering by the time I took the shot.
Inspiration
This was sheer luck as I had booked a model to shoot art nude that day up in the mountains but the models car wouldn't start and as she was 2 hours away the shoot was cancelled. So at 7 am I drove to the pier and waited for the sun to come up. The weather was freezing fog and the temperature was about -5 degrees centigrade. I knew as soon as I had framed the shot that I needed something extra and I saw the two old ladies in the distance so waited until they were at the right position in the shot.
Editing
Very simple conversion into b&w and decreased the exposure in the highlights to flatten the image even more in Lightroom. Exported to Photoshop and put a light Selenium/Sepia wash on it.( I have created my own preset for this as I used to do it in the darkroom).
In my camera bag
Now I carry a Nikon D5300, 28-55 VR11 lens, 55-200 VR11 lens, Skylight filters on the lenses, Ancient Sekonic l308 light meter, and spare batteries/cleaning cloths in my main bag. I also carry some odd things as part of my main art nude bag such as a 3" paintbrush for cleaning bits out of models crevices, toilet roll, tampons and wet wipes (all 3 have been needed at various times, full travel first aid kit including space blanket and energy bars. (Most of my shoots are a long way from civilization)
Feedback
Get up an hour earlier than you first intended to! Be aware of the weather forecast for that day. wear appropriate clothing and carry a flask of coffee (or you favorite). Have patience and take each shot as if it is going to be the last shot of the day. You can take 5 excellent images in a shoot or 200 average images in the hope of getting some excellent ones. Slow down and make sure everything is right before you press the shutter as it is easier to get it right in camera than trying to fix it in Lightroom/Photoshop.

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