Yesterday’s sunrise is still giving me a lift. Apologies to those who have seen this on FB but this image turned out to be my favourite:
There are some flare spots, which I could process away if I ever decided to print this but to be honest I am not unhappy with it as it stands. Someone described it as postcard perfect. I hope that was a compliment. I tend to dismiss some images as ‘chocolate box’ photos – the sort of thing you’d find on the lid of a box of Milk Tray. I wonder if postcard perfect falls into the same category 😉
I also looked at the images from yesterday and wondered if they look over-processed. They have been through my usual workflow but there is no blending of multiple images and I tried to avoid any over-saturation of the sky. I liked the reflections of the colour and clouds in the flat calm sea in the bay. We have bad weather looming so I hope I will get a chance to photograph this view in very different conditions.
My outing today was only partly photography related. I had a trip to the cardiologist. I don’t seem to be making much progress and now I have yet another load of tablets to take daily. Old Rattler they will be calling me soon. Back for an ECG next week. The zap or not zap decision looms large. I did however go looking for a strong neutral density filter for timelapse work. All I could find with a 72mm thread was a HOYA variable ND filter and the reviews were not good. I want something in the 8-10 stop range, ideally fixed. On the flip side I received my copy of Alex Webb’s book The Suffering of Light. Don’t go looking for pretty landscapes or cute wildlife here. This is gritty, complex, hardcore street photography that challenges the mind.
So just to show I don’t just do ice cream skies, here is the local town at night. My interpretation of You are never alone with a Strand.
Both the colour and the monochrome were shot with my faithful Fujifilm X-T1.