Back to Southerndown, this time with a heavy Manfrotto tripod, cable release and a big stopper on a D300. 24mm manual prime lens made focussing quite simple, even without being able to see through the lens. There were enormous waves (one of my variants shows how big... and how close .... it was, after all, a 24 mm lens). I'm still far from convinced by the quality, and I think an hour after high tide, in the early evening on a calmer day, and probably with only about 3-5 stops of nd would be better - it would be good to see to compose, if not essential for focussing. Also found getting the correct exposure tricky. Mainly because there was so much spray about that taking the filter off to check the base exposure, or taking my poor little Olympus out, was not very tempting. As it was, a wave broke over me and my camera. And my husband. And nearly reached my camera bag.
Anyhow, I would be very glad of any comments - I found the comments last time so helpful I hope to crack it one day.
I have been reviewing my exif data and I think the reason there isn't much info is because I was using a manual focus lens and bulb setting. The only information I have is for iso. I think the information that is here, is not reliable. I know I was using f22, hyperfocal distance or infinity focusing (at different times). The iso for a lot of the shots was 800 as I needed to bring the exposure time down, which I guess caused at least some of the noise. Thinking about it now, I could just have come down to f11 or f16 and got the same effect as upping the iso a few stops. I just wasn't thinking fast enough.
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