Out to stretch my legs this morning, I thought I would share a few snaps.
For those that dont know, these somewhat ugly looking sea defences are an essential part of the coastal landscape in preventing coastal erosion during the winter storms. It was not my intention to photograph them I set out to capture the sea and sky. I have this constant project running around in my head “sea and sky” every now and then the air is so crisp n clear that it demands photographic attention. But not on this occasion I did not get / capture the subtly that it demanded.
Olympus Pen F / 25mm lens / colour profile 2 (chrome film).
Sometimes all you need is a nifty fifty (a 25mm on micro 4/3rds is a 50mm lens).
Today I was going to try out photo stacking. I soon tired of the idea and set of to stretch my leg on the South Downs. The light was melancholic (to my mind) but it provided this almost sunset look to the eye. Here is Beachy Head Lighthouse, with the light reflecting on the English Channel out to the horizon. Tamron 90mm f16 / Nikon D810.
I quite often like to take a close look at my photo kit, and ask my self a question. Am I using that lens often enough to justify keeping it ? I gathered up my Nikon 85mm, Nikon 24mm and an Olympus 12mm (don’t get me wrong they are all actually very good bits of glass). I traded them in for the Tamron 90mm 1:1 macro lens (new version). Here are a few photos taken with it and the Nikon D810. All photos taken at Kew Gardens last week the 8th of October.