Cottage near Menai Bridge

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I watched a professional photographer (Glyn Davies of Anglesey), on an ITV programme about the Menai Straits, speak about a photograph he had taken of this cottage. I thought that I should like to capture my take on the image and, soon afterwards, I visited Anglesey. Later that day I visited Glyn's studio and explained what I had been doing and he gave me a postcard of his photo. My shot looks quite different and I think that Glyn may have merged at least two photos from different standpoints to achieve his image. Mine is a single image edited in Lightroom. I feel that I was lucky in that, on the day, I arrived just as the rising Sun rose from behind the cottage casting those rays. I didn't even have time to set up my tripod. I just grabbed my camera from its bag, ran down the beach and clicked the shutter. The result was pure luck. I hadn't checked my focus, aperture, sensitivity or anything. I took lots of other shots that morning because I wasn't sure how that first shot had worked out. However, after that shot, the rays disappeared and the sky was totally bleached out. Still, I got what I had gone for. Sometimes luck seems to be 75% of the deal.
18/03/2019 - 20:50newbiek50user
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/3000
Focal Length31mm


Link Posted 18/03/2019 - 21:54
An absolutely cracking image and it looks great in b&w. Like it a lot and liked.


Link Posted 18/03/2019 - 22:32
Super job.

Luck is sometimes just being there at the right time, sometimes good planning!


Link Posted 19/03/2019 - 05:21
A great work, IMHO.


Link Posted 19/03/2019 - 22:59
You have done really well to capture this image, despite the lack of preparations!


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Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 08:19
Superbe light moment captured !.. fine work indeed
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Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 13:49
Let there be light, and there was. Simple, if you know the right words to use, which you obviously did. "Cracker" would not be my choice of descriptives. Instead, I sugggest "Gobsmacking".


Link Posted 22/03/2019 - 19:14
Wonderful mono..Liked.


Link Posted 23/03/2019 - 22:38
What a great result!

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