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Wind lashed

By mattw  
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.

Tags: Cornwall Rocks Lighthouse Cornish Godrevy Landscape and travel

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Comments


BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
20 Sep 2011 12:54PM
Fab capture, Matt!
Well worth the effort!

Bill

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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
20 Sep 2011 1:17PM
You make it sound so easy Matt Wink
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
20 Sep 2011 1:34PM
certainly does doesn't he, like the light and tones too.
Regards Richard
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
20 Sep 2011 1:37PM
Sounds all a bit precarious, but you came away with a superb image.....very well done.
Ronnie.
nimmo47 7 6 England
20 Sep 2011 1:49PM
Stunning shot well captured, nice one.
Rob66 6 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 2:32PM
A beauty.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 3:44PM
Mmmmmm....impressive result for all the risks !!!!.....love the 'realism' in the water, makes a refreshing change from 'milky' seas....1st class !
mpnuttall 9 91 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 5:34PM
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
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 5:59PM
well done matt ,like paul says it sounds easy ...Smile
20 Sep 2011 7:27PM
Stunning Matt Wink
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 8:56PM
Your meticulous and careful approach really paid off Matt.
Derek
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 12:38PM
Super shot and well worth the effort you went too!
Smile
zanzibarwinds 12 205 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 4:19PM
Super photo, love those clouds
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2011 8:40PM
But nicely done MattSmile, nice to meet you the other nightSmile

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