At last - a couple of decent days on Anglesey


simonkit

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 08:49
It's been a while but the sun has appeared at last. The first two shots are of South Stack Lighthouse, the first quickly taken whilst hosting a one-to-one workshop on Sunday evening, the second a daytime shot from the rather precarious cliffs approaching South Stack

The final shot is a long exposure of "The Church in the Sea" at Aberffraw

Thanks

Simon

South Stack sunset






The Church in the Sea, Aberffraw


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tyronet2000

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 08:55
Nice images, #1 is my favourite
Regards
Stan

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Stuey

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 13:32
1 is also my favourite - the ship in the background really helps in my opinion

I also like the other two
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Last Edited by Stuey on 04/06/2013 - 13:32

simonkit

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 15:19
Thanks for the comments guys,

Stuey, yes the ferry just came along at the right time, I'd only just setup so it was a bit of a rush getting the shot in.

The second shot was mainly to get some colour into the foreground as the coastal flora looks wonderful along the coastlines at the moment, I wasn't really expecting it as it's normally around earlier and dying off by now but the poor weather has obviously held it back...I have a couple more to process with even more emphasis on the flora

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Last Edited by simonkit on 04/06/2013 - 15:19

Blythman

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 16:07
Hi Simon

Makings of a very nice set here.

On the first one are the strong blue tones on the buildings natural light or artificially lit? The RH building in particular seems brighter at its base.

And on the last one there appears to be magenta tones to the left of the building. Think this one is potentially my favourite
Alan


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HowardJ

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 16:30
Prynhawn da Simon,

South Stack is one of my favourite places. I like these. The horizon is sloping to the right in the second. Have you ever been to North Stack? It's more of a hike but there are some very good views there also. The one of St Cwyfan's seems to me to have a strange tinge in the sky. Is that the PP?

Cheers,

Howard
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HowardJ

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 16:42
Apologies, Simon. I'm an idiot!! The horizon is not wonky, it's my eyesight, I was looking at the bank of clouds!!!

Sorry.

I'll go back to sleep now.

cheers,

Howard
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Blythman

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 16:57
HowardJ wrote:
Apologies, Simon. I'm an idiot!! The horizon is not wonky, it's my eyesight, I was looking at the bank of clouds!!!

Sorry.

I'll go back to sleep now.

cheers,

Howard

I thought that too initially Howard
Alan


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simonkit

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 17:58
Thanks for the feedback, excellent as always

The slight difference in the tower brightness is due to me being a little heavy with the clarity slider, I'll sort that out

The purple is a result of using the 10 stop for the last shot, I'll reduce the purple saturation in ACR which should make it much less obvious

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Last Edited by simonkit on 04/06/2013 - 17:58

Strognofe

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 18:17
Beautiful sunset shot.
I wonder how long you'd need to stay to catch the light illuminated...

simonkit

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 18:53
Strognofe wrote:
Beautiful sunset shot.
I wonder how long you'd need to stay to catch the light illuminated...

It was actually working at the time...this was the only shot I took during the evening as I was demo-ing how to use NDgrads whilst hosting a one-to-one, he captured several shots including a couple with the light, fortunately as I live relatively close I'll get the chance again

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DERYN

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 18:56
Nice photos Simon. I was there last Friday. The weather was really good then too.

I must have been to S.Stack a hundred times and the views you took are classic to S.Stack. Catching the ferry leaving Holyhead is always a nice touch. And yes, the flowers were fantastic.

I got quite a few photos as usual including the lighthouse and RSPB lookout. Also had a couple of chances to catch the choughs too. Really nice with their curved red beaks. I wanted to catch the peregrines but they weren't to be seen.

I quite like the church photo. How long was your exposure with the 10 stop? And what f. number?

Deryn

HowardJ

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 19:10
Strognofe wrote:
Beautiful sunset shot.
I wonder how long you'd need to stay to catch the light illuminated...

The light flashes every 10 secs. See here -

link

Cheers,

Howard
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simonkit

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 19:20
Thanks Deryn,

Exposure time was 1 min 30 seconds and aperture F11, there wasn't any close foreground so even F5.6 would have been fine, I closed it down to F11 to get the slightly longer exposure for the cloud effect

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DERYN

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 20:00
Thanks Simon, that's helpful. I am experimenting at the moment with a 10 stop. I try not to stop over f.11 because of a dusty sensor! (the Pentax is quite old now and dust is a regular problem despite cleaning/s.)

I can vouch for the 10 second light turn around as I see it every night from the garden. With a strong telescope you can pick out our house from S.Stack lighthouse on the mainland. And sunsets to die for almost every night looking out over the bay towards S.Stack. I'm looking forward to tonight's show after another beautiful day.

Thanks again Simon.

Deryn
Last Edited by DERYN on 04/06/2013 - 20:00
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