Last Easter was a really wonderful time. A week away from work, in one of my favourite places, with no worries in my head and with a great weather to take photos. Almost every day, just before the golden hour, i was taking my backpack, my tripod, my filters and i was going to my spot in the end of the village. The following photos were taken from that spot.
The spray from the waves, crushing on the rocky coast was blurring my lens. I could feel the salt on my mouth and cheeks but I liked it. A lot actually! It’s a revitalizing feeling, isn’t it? The whole experience became even more exhilarating and dramatic, when the sun popped through the opening in the clouds. Just for the story, Pandora is a 13″ exposure, at f/25 and ISO 100 with the use of a Circular Polarizer and the Heliopan ND4. If you are wondering why this title. I just felt this connection with Pandora’s box myth. The way the sun came through the clouds felt like a box opening, but in a much more positive way than the myth! There was no evil spread on earth this time, just some warmth and light 😉
What I found, was that my tripod (a Tamrac TR406 ZipShot) was not as steady as it should be in the strong wind. It’s a light tripod and I was not expecting that much from it, in such a weather. So at some point, and after some ruined long exposures, I put it back in my backpack and used a book to keep the camera steady.
Song time, right? A windy post needs a windy song 😛 Brian Crain – Wind i think that’s the song for this day.