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New on 500px : Shift by jellyfire by jellyfire

Took a trip Shingle Street again this morning. Was a grey and drizzly day, but that just added to the sense of remoteness and otherworldliness you get can get there, with the eerily still water in th elagoons lapping against the shingle banks.

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New on 500px : Last Man Standing by DougieWilliams by DougieWilliams

The Old Pier at Leith Docks. You can just see one of Antony Gormley’s sculptures on the end of the pier looking out to sea.

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New on 500px : Summer Storm Over Warwickshire by jameshastie by jameshastie

Taken last summer, this is Chesterton windmill close to where I live, I try and get here a few times per year as it’s a unique building and I like to see how the seasons change around it.
This time we had some small storms during the day so I drove here hoping to get some dramatic light. I had to wait 4 hours for this shot, many times I felt it was a waste of time sitting there in the car in the hope I would get this shot but in the distance I could see some breaks in the cloud where the sun would light the ground, so I got set up (I know the place well so I already knew where I would shoot from) and waited for the light to hit the field and windmill whilst still having the dark clouds in the background. It was quite tense guessing the correct exposure with the Big Stopper as the light was changing very quickly which would affect the long exposure but after 1 test shot I had the right settings and caught this. After a few minutes the light went but I was glad I waited and got the shot I wanted.

Nikon D800
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 @ f/11
ISO 50
20 seconds
Lee Big Stopper & 0.9 soft ND grad.

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