One Chance

Continuing on theme of midday seascapes and long exposures! I was perched up on the headland (seen in the top left of the image) watching a paraglider glide on the updrafts from the old quarry cliffs, he certinaly had more balls than me! There was not that much breeze about and it reminded me of those fake skydiving rigs you can go on, you know,.. the ones where you get in a vertical wind tunnel and balance on the updraft only to roll off it and come crashing down… – anyway he did no crash downt, which was good 🙂
However, back to the original point, as I was up there watching him, I spied this thumping great big log..no, more correctly..a complete tree, roots and all washed up on the beach, i thought 'there's no way I was gonna leave that un-photographed' 🙂 I was however running on borrowed time hence I made the decision to take a single shot, no second chances, one shot, forcing myself to actually stop and think about the shot (which i rarely do 🙂 ), plus it took me 15 minutes to get to the darn thing.
So, the result, I could not get the whole tree in it was that big, hence I ran with misty leading lines of the main trunk, partially buried by the sand.

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 182.5s
out front – LEE bigstopper and screw in circular polariser and… a big tree in the middle of the beach.. who would have though 🙂

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed

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28 thoughts on “One Chance

  1. Cheers +Mike Hankey , yeah I cam really liking those two things too, strangely enough it would seem relatively easy to nail these style of shots, however I find they actually require quite some thought and also special scenes 🙂

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