Sunset at Fontygary Steps


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 27/10/2019 - 19:24
These are taken 5 minutes down the road from my house at a place called Fontygary. I had a quick half hour free so popped down to capture what light there was. Fontygary is the name of the static caravan park that backs onto a rocky beach. If you live there in a static and your van is on the beach side you have uninterrupted views of the channel. The only access down to the rocky beach is via these steps that at high tide are submerged by the incoming tide.

Irix 15mm & Pentax K1

Fontygary by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

Irix 15mm & Pentax K1

Fontygary by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

When the light went I swapped out to the DFA 28-105mm and a cheap screw in Rollei ND1000 filter and went long


Fontygary by Gareth Williams, on Flickr


Fontygary by Gareth Williams, on Flickr


Fontygary by Gareth Williams, on Flickr


Fontygary by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
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My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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Nigelk

Link Posted 27/10/2019 - 20:21
The colour are beautiful however, it's the B&W's that really ding my dong, the first one especially. What a place to have just down the road.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 28/10/2019 - 00:16
As I scrolled down, and you put the ND filter on, my mental comment was, "good heavens, it's all died!." I know that's what's supposed to happen but the contrast was dramatic.
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pschlute

Link Posted 28/10/2019 - 02:45
2nd and last for me Gareth
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08tiger

Link Posted 28/10/2019 - 06:34
Good set, I like them all
C&C welcome.
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alfpics

Link Posted 28/10/2019 - 08:03
Nice set Gareth.The first two colour ones are my favourites, although the 2nd to last b&w works well for me as well.
I guess in a few weeks time the sun will actually set in view from these steps? And maybe a long exposure with full sky colour at some time as well?
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 28/10/2019 - 08:28
Nice... first colour shot (like the low angle wide rails lead in) and the second b&w for me too...

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 28/10/2019 - 09:12
Thanks all! Appreciate the comments

David, I know they're marmite shots super long exposures but the light died so it was the only way to still keep shooting and my 10 big stopper came out! Can't believe how neutral it is so first attempt at using it and I was well happy!

Andy, yes, hoping that soon the sun will come into view and then be in the shot also

Realised a mistake, I've posted the same black and white image up twice instead of the colour one so here it is:


Fontygary by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
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Sry

Link Posted 29/10/2019 - 21:14
I prefer the first for coulour, Gareth, but 4 is a killer image, well treated in b+w and spot-on composition.

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Benz3ne

Link Posted 30/10/2019 - 12:06
Agree with the above. #1 and #4 are standouts for me, too. Dda iawn!

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 30/10/2019 - 16:22
Diolch yn fawr iawn
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My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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