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Dungeness, Kent

bwlchmawr
Posted 05/10/2016 - 12:24 Link
My son organised a trip to Kent and Sussex last weekend and I was allowed a few minutes (and it was a few) at Dungeness, between trains. I'd always wanted to go there and it didn't disappoint. The weather was awful but wonderful for photography.

I had to work VERY quickly before I lost the lovely light and the heavens opened. I was grateful for the fast focusing/accurate exposure on my K5 with Tamron 17-50 2.8 which was all the kit I had with me. I pretty much left the camera to its own devices, trusting it to get it right while I tried to get the compositions I wanted. I know landscape photographers are supposed to stand around with tripod and cable-release for hours waiting for the perfect moment, but these were all taken in about fifteen hectic minutes. All shot handheld, using aperture priority, in RAW before converting to JPEGs in Elements 11.

I need to return some day with more time but I'd never be blessed with such great conditions.

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H. Dereck Jarman's "Prospect Cottage"
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Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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smudge
Posted 05/10/2016 - 16:48 Link
I like these very much. The simplicity of the first one is particularly striking.
Regards, Philip
autumnlight
Posted 05/10/2016 - 17:30 Link
What a fabulous set in such a short time, i also am drawn to no1 but a stunning bunch!
carmagw
Posted 05/10/2016 - 17:32 Link
Very nice Andrew, the first one grabs me as well.

Regards

George
Stridey
Posted 05/10/2016 - 17:41 Link
A superb set. The lead-in on No. 1 is very strong. Looks like an inspirational place for photography - well done !
Posted 05/10/2016 - 17:59 Link
Wow, unreal but in a good way, the BW are the top ones for me.
alfpics
Posted 05/10/2016 - 18:13 Link
A great set and some nice b&w conversions. Dungeness is very conducive to photography isn't it?!!
Andy
Daronl
Posted 05/10/2016 - 19:50 Link
Wonderful set Andrew,
The first image and the last two draw me a little but that could be a little unfair as they are all super images; great "photocratft" a word that to me describes a superb photographic result that is derived from attention to all creative aspects of the image, by the photographer, captured with great competence and technical skill.

Great photocraft as always Andrew

Regards

Daron
Daronl
Posted 05/10/2016 - 20:26 Link
Some really nice photos in this group. Dungeness is one of my favourite places to head to with my camera as there is so much potential for photography in the area.
MrB
Posted 05/10/2016 - 20:33 Link
What a wonderful set of photos - thank you for posting, Andrew.

Cheers.
Philip
bwlchmawr
Posted 05/10/2016 - 20:57 Link
Thanks everyone for your kind words.

As my son said, you'd have to be an awful photographer if you failed to produce some decent shots in such a place when the sky and light were so helpful. The K5 and Tamron make for decent tools as well.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05
jemx99
Posted 05/10/2016 - 21:28 Link
Superb - it's difficult to pick a favourite as they are all so good!
As Daron says above ' Great Photo Craft'!
K10D
Posted 05/10/2016 - 21:32 Link
Top class work Andrew.

You have the eye.

Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
davidstorm
Posted 05/10/2016 - 21:40 Link
I love these images, all of them. Favourite is probably 'G', but hard to pick from such an accomplished bunch. They speak volumes about your skill and eye, especially as you were short of time.

Wonderful set, thanks for letting us see them.

Regards
David
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swarf
Posted 05/10/2016 - 22:05 Link
Great job, a really good collection.

You'll definitely have to go back and spend a little time there - there is so much to see.

Phil
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