Constantine Bay, Cornwall, UK

March 12, 2016

Yep, that’s right, another trip to Constantine Bay! Simply because it’s just down the road and I didn’t know where else to go. Plus, I still had a shot in mind and the clouds looked fantastic!


The tide wasn’t as high as it was a couple of days ago. In fact, it was pretty much perfect! I found a position on top of the cliff and everything seemed to fall into place. Well, the sea spray (caused by the violent sea) was a minor annoyance, but it was a beautiful evening and I was happy to be out, enjoying it.


To take the photo, I used a graduated neutral density filter to balance the exposure of the bright sky and a six-stop ND filter to lengthen my shutter speed. Hence, the motion captured in the water. Because of the long exposure, I had to use a tripod and shutter release cable to keep things steady. The tripod also kept the composition the same throughout the shoot and that allowed me to composite the best bits from multiple photos if I wanted to – which I did.


Although, I did a bit of compositing, the editing was actually pretty simple and the photo didn’t need much doing to it before it was brought to life!



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