Beached

My recent tour around England’s North-West took me in an exotic loop from Runcorn, through to Salford via a weekend at a friend’s house in New Brighton, just a short ferry from Liverpool across the Mersey.  I took some shots on the beach on a sunny afternoon, because the sea front has unique qualities.  The sea can retreat at low tide for maybe a quarter of a mile, leaving a vast sandy expanse; yet at other times it can seem as if it is trying to breach the sea wall and flood the [reclaimed] sea front. Here are some photos that I took with a no.8 graduated ND filter and my trusty circular polariser.  A couple are HDR’s, the rest just normal.

Above: The ‘Lifeguard’ hut is a great subject for a shot or two.  This is actually an HDR of four shots at varying exposures.

I love the way the clouds seem to radiate from the centre of this picture – it gives it some dynamism and almost makes it look as if I meant to get this effect!!

 

Above – testing out the depth of field technique of focusing ‘one third in’ to the picture.

Above” This is the sea wall and where I am standing is often under water – so the wall has acquired a nice patina.

Above: That rather dramatic sky again, captured in Black and White.

Above: Looking out to sea from the gap at the top of the steps, this is an HDR rendering of four shots taken at varying exposures, the given a ‘pop’ in Topaz Adjust.

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5 responses

  1. nice skies, great colours

    September 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    • paulmor

      Thanks Peter

      September 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm

  2. Love the skies!

    September 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    • paulmor

      Thanks

      September 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

  3. I like all these photos. They give me a sense of loneliness!

    October 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

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