Fire In The Sky Over Swanage


I’ve made a few images recently at Swanage, a location I often end up at if there is no mist swirling around Corfe Castle, and have been greeted with the most amazing skies.

The first image, of the Banjo Pier, was a made a couple of weeks ago on a calm morning, made-up of 7 images taken with a Carl Zeiss 50mm f2 prime lens and a panoramic tripod head and later stitched together in Photoshop CS5. The second image, of the old pier, was taken on Monday morning in very different conditions, it was blowing a gale and the sea was crashing over the pier and sea wall. It was a challenge to keep the tripod steady and my filters free from sea spray, when the weather is like that I attach my camera bag to a bungee rope and hang it from the middle of the tripod, this helps to reduce camera shake and vibrations.

Two cracking dawn shoots, full of colour, so much so that I had to reduce the saturation on both images.

Canon 5D Mark II, Carl Zeiss 50mm f2, ISO 100, 0.8 secs at f11

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24mm T-SE, ISO 100, 0.8 secs at f11

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~ by David Baker on 25 October, 2011.

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