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The strong winds were wiping the waves onto at Godrevy the rocks, where they exploded into great balls of spray, while I perched precariously on the edge of the slippery rocks, trying to remain upright while shielding the front of the lens/filter with the lee filter pouch.

Wipe the ND grad with the lens cloth - itself getting increasingly wet, and only able to smudge the sea spray around the filter - while protecting with the filter pouch. Then wait - for the light to shine, then the right wave to hit. Wait that bit longer as the worst of the spray whips past my face, then pull the pouch aside and take the shot. Quickly cover again, and 'clean' ready for the next shot. If I had any fingers free, then I would be crossing them hoping that the shots are working.

It's difficult working so slow when there is so much action going on, but it's the only way in conditions like this.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:17-40
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Sep 2011 - 7:01 PM
Focal Length:19mm
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/5sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:50
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Wind lashed
Username:mattw mattw
Uploaded:20 Sep 2011 - 12:45 PM
Tags:Cornish, Cornwall, Godrevy, Landscape / travel, Lighthouse, Rocks
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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 12:54 PM

Fab capture, Matt!
Well worth the effort!

Bill

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111995 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 1:17 PM

You make it sound so easy Matt Wink

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 1:34 PM

certainly does doesn't he, like the light and tones too.
Regards Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 1:37 PM

Sounds all a bit precarious, but you came away with a superb image.....very well done.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 20 Sep 2011 - 1:38 PM

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nimmo47
nimmo47  5 England
20 Sep 2011 - 1:49 PM

Stunning shot well captured, nice one.

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Rob66
Rob66  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 2:32 PM

A beauty.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4588 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom62 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 3:44 PM

Mmmmmm....impressive result for all the risks !!!!.....love the 'realism' in the water, makes a refreshing change from 'milky' seas....1st class !

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mpnuttall
mpnuttall  791 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 5:34 PM

Had the exact same experience on the North Wales coast last week in the wake of hurricane Kaita. Didn't get anything nearly as nice as this though, and spent an eternity trying to clean the sea salt off every bit of kit.

You've caught a great shot, in spite of the frustrations of shooting like this, nice one. Smile

Mark

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 5:59 PM

well done matt ,like paul says it sounds easy ...Smile

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 7:27 PM

Stunning Matt Wink

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2011 - 8:56 PM

Your meticulous and careful approach really paid off Matt.
Derek

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 12:38 PM

Super shot and well worth the effort you went too!
Smile

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zanzibarwinds
23 Sep 2011 - 4:19 PM

Super photo, love those clouds

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Sep 2011 - 8:40 PM

But nicely done MattSmile, nice to meet you the other nightSmile

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