Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue (2)

Stormy night at Knightstone Island with the waves breaking over the causeway

It’s very rare that I will submit a second post for the Weekly Photo Challenge but as I was working on this I thought it would be ideal for “Blue”. The background to this photograph and how I took it are as follows. The south-west coast of England had been battered by storms for a couple of days and we were expecting exceptionally high-tides.  Normally you can walk over the causeway you can see here and most times at high tides it’s not covered. But when there’s a storm or we get the Spring Tides it a different matter. In a previous post “The Sea Is A Dangerous Place” I wrote about the stupidity of people trying to cross the causeway when the tide washes over it.  In that post I show a woman crossing the causeway with two dogs and is caught by waves breaking over the causeway.

Anyway I digress. Because I do a lot of photography outdoors I bought a camera and lenses that are weatherproof. Now I’m not saying that you could dip it in a lake or river but you can use it in rain and wind…..and believe me it was raining and windy this night. Horizontal rain, cold as well. Fortunately I found a little alcove of sorts in the sea wall where I could take part shelter from the elements. My biggest problem was keeping the front of the lens free from raindrops; fitting a lens hood helped  tremendously. Next to take a shot like this at night you need a long exposure, That’s why the sea looks so creamy and smooth. To get the long exposure you need a tripod but mounting a camera on a tripod in gale conditions doesn’t mean you won’t get movement. Far from it. My trusty camera back-pack helped to weight down the tripod and keep it steady.

So there you have it. The things we photographers will do to get a photograph. What would you do to get that photograph?

I wasn’t going to do any Related Articles for this as I probably mentioned you in my previous entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue, but in the end I thought, “we all like ping-backs and mentions in other blogs” so here are the related articles…

20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue (2)

  1. This is gorgeous. Glad you included it. I was born in Cornwall, but live in land-locked Alberta now. I miss the ocean. (And agree with you about people who have no respect for its power.)


  2. Nice photo under difficult circumstances. Weatherproof camera gear must really open up the possibilities for you.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Oh wow, this is sensational. Easily the best photo I’ve seen for this weeks subject. Thanks for the pingbacks – it allowed me to see this sensational piece.


  4. OMG … this is amazing. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and sending a LIKE my way. It brought me here and I am in love with your photos. I look forward to following your posts. 😀


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