There are times when I find that I can be somewhere fantastic, but for whatever reason things don’t seem to work. Yellowcraig’s beach at Direlton, near Edinburgh is a regular haunt.
On this day, I was frustrated that I wasn’t capturing anything that excited me. I didn’t have a plan, but was thinking about what you can do with a camera without resorting to post processing.
I started to try out some camera motion to create a painterly effect. I didn’t want to lose the sense of beach, sea and horizon. At the same time though I didn’t want a straight photo of the beach. I had an ND filter and so was able to slow the shutter down to 1/8 @ f36.
I had to do some spot cleaning in Lightroom. At that aperture the ten year old sensor was showing a few blemishes. I’m too mean to pay for a professional clean!