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A Grey Day

By marktc  
There are many theories on how deal deal with a flat grey day when taking pictures... my offering is to make it greyer!

To set the scene... Its about 7.20 in the morning, the temperature is 1.5 C (34.7F for our continental friends), cloud cover is 100% and to cap it all its started to snow. What better place to be than stood on Southsea beach taking 16 minute exposure!

This is a tight crop as with the incoming tide I couldn't get close to the markers, the long horizontal shadow in the foreground, is actually a big rock which gradually disappeared into the sea during the shot.

Just for reference purposes, V2 the colour version, V3 is the original and V4 is a shorter exposure that shows the foreground rock.

Thanks for looking

Tags: Seascape Long exposure Southsea Landscape and travel Chanel markers

Voters: CarolG, Hermanus, andylea and 21 more

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
25 Feb 2013 7:15AM
Very clever, Andy, you've certainly made it look a very depressing and cold day Smile. I give my vote to V.4 because I like to see a little of the shore in the foreground. Carol
PS: I think you should have donned waders and got closer to the marker Wink

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
25 Feb 2013 7:20AM
A lovely and creative set Mark ! I agree with Carol - V4 does it for me Smile
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
25 Feb 2013 8:27AM
A great set!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 9:39AM
v4 for me Mark - love the natural look of this one.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
25 Feb 2013 11:59AM
V1 - so soothing and simply compelling.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 12:43PM
You could have point about going greyer - the blues don't appeal at all.
V4 is so soft and I like the peebbles in f/g.
Must get out somewhere to practise with your instructions.
DilysT 5 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 1:13PM
Like V4 best Mark, like the added interest of the pebbles.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
25 Feb 2013 2:25PM
V3 pleases for its shear graphic qualities-- love the crop as well!
Quoise Plus
3 771 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 3:52PM
A great set Mark
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
25 Feb 2013 4:58PM
A very eerie scene. I like the foreground detail in V4.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 6:55PM
Has to be V4 for me, and cannot say why
just like it a lot
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:19PM
Love it Mark - did you leave the camera and go for a cup of coffee WinkWinkWink
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:25PM
No Jason, I played Bubble witch Saga on my phone, whilst praying that the incoming tide would hold off long enough! Thanks for the comments!
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:11PM
V1 and V4 for me.................... nice imagesGrinGrin
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
25 Feb 2013 8:20PM
V1+V4 for me as well ,great setSmile
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
25 Feb 2013 8:35PM
v3 for me, i like the split of tones and sheer size, also a touch of f/g creeping in adds the interest.
nice one.

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