Sea Of Tranquillity

17 June 2020 0 By Fred Carrie

The fog cleared and the sun shone this morning, first time for about 4 or 5 days.

I packed an ultra lightweight landscape photography bag: Nikon Z6, 24-70MM Z series lens, Lee filter kit, a circular polariser and a lightweight tripod then headed for the sea which I expected to be near flat calm. It was.

Just north of Lunan Bay I was struggling to get an interesting compostion; high mid-summer sun and clear blue skies don’t really offer a lot of opportunities to the landscape photographer.

In these conditions black and white or getting in close can often help. I chose to get in close right on the shoreline and attempt a “fine art” style shot. I think fine art is a fancy name for a fall back when all else fails. 🙂

The entire experience was so calm, slow and well, just tranquil. No rush, no pressure, no schedule, no one there except me, the sea, the fulmars and the house martins.

A 4 minute manual exposure using a Lee 15 stop ND filter and a circular polariser.

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Sea Of Tranquillity