It was a grey Easter weekend, we had gone to the coast to get a little peace, take a few photos and chill. Last Easter we went to the same beach and it was sweltering with bright blue skies, this year it was wet, windy and oh so grey.
We stopped and looked at the dismal sight before us, was it even worth getting the cameras out? Not one to be outdone by mere trifles such as the weather we continued undaunted. I decided as landscapes would be pretty poor I would go for abstracts and close up shots and see what would come.
Dungeness is also a pebble beach not sand, but the low light gave me a chance to try a technique I have been itching to for a while; I selected my highest aperture to get a slow shutter speed and panned along the horizon. An ND would have helped as I had a shutter speed around 1/15 so panning was pretty rapid but it seems to have worked OK.
All in I think I succeeded in getting around 6 workable shots from the day; better than I had hoped so the motto is don’t give up.