Surely this obsession will pass?
They always do, but for the moment, the slow exposure thing with the aid of the neutral density filter is ongoing. For some reason I expected relatively calm water on the South Coast yesterday, and was surprised to find a great deal of turbulence. Coming round the corner from Tarakena Bay, I encountered a little cluster of boatsheds still suffering the after-effects of the big storm last June. It was very hard to keep the wind-driven rain off the lens.
Near the Pass of Branda, the waves were breaking against the rocks with that “thump!” that you feel through the soles of your feet. I took some “straight” shots and then succumbed to the temptation of the ND filter.
To be honest the waves were not all that huge, but they were making a lot of fuss around the rocks below.
In fact, the longer I stayed, the more variations I saw in what happened down there. I could have stayed much longer, but then I would have ended up with dozens of similar but different wave shots, and then what would I do with them?
Through the Pass of Branda and into Seatoun, I was surprised at how different the conditions were in the lee of Fort Dorset. At the Seatoun wharf, there was still movement on the sea, but much gentler than on that South-facing coast.
That’s all for now,