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When you're in Lowestoft you are either walking up to your knees in bogs or on the beach at this time of the year.

My niece has yet another of my old cameras (the casing cracked but superglue fixed that) and was asking me about photographing light trails. I shall have to go to Norwich sometime if I want to practice that - the only place in Lowestoft I suppose is Station Square in rush-hour. What I did do today was play with shutter speed and waves on the beach. It was a tad too light (and a bit too low tide) but I sort-of managed the fashionable milky mill-pond effect you see in magazines. I was using both a 4 and and 8 ND filter screwed on together; I'll have to go back when it's cloudy and have another go. I don't get the urge to walk there in bad weather though (and we've not really had any storms this year I have had access to).

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I was being watched (from afar) by a seal - not a good photo as I'm shaky at long zoom.

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There are also some rather nice lichens on the cliffs around at the moment. I'm not good on their ID so will have to find a book with them in.

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vilakins
Jan. 8th, 2017 09:54 pm (UTC)
That beach scene is just beautiful. Did you desaturate it or did it come out that lovely wintry B&W?
quarryquest
Jan. 8th, 2017 10:28 pm (UTC)
Yes I did desaturate it as when you do the shutter speed thing the colours go a bit dark.

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Most of the ones I see in magazines are like this so I imitated!



Edited at 2017-01-08 10:30 pm (UTC)
vilakins
Jan. 9th, 2017 12:27 am (UTC)
Very atmospheric! The B&W definitely works better.
puddleshark
Jan. 9th, 2017 11:36 am (UTC)
Lovely! I haven't tried ND filters yet - that's next on my list of things to buy...
quarryquest
Jan. 9th, 2017 12:45 pm (UTC)
You can get them very cheaply from these people; I am sure they would have something that would fit your lens

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Camera-Photo/Concept-Accessory-Filters-Polarising-Cleaning/B00JL4GH7G/ref=lp_4610407031_1_7?srs=4610407031&ie=UTF8&qid=1483965816&sr=8-7
puddleshark
Jan. 10th, 2017 07:22 am (UTC)
Thanks!
cmcmck
Jan. 9th, 2017 12:37 pm (UTC)
Glad it's not just me who likes lichens but doesn't know what sort they are! :o)
vjezkova
Jan. 9th, 2017 07:41 pm (UTC)
Oh. I am really impressed. The first photo...with your permission, I want to snatch it because it speaks to me...

Lichens are beautiful and interesting and I like the pictures.
Actually - your photos are always a treat!
earthmother45
Jan. 20th, 2017 04:18 am (UTC)
I love the first one! Yes, definitely for me the B & W over the color one.
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