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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Pushing my Limits

So today I found myself at a place called Kennall Vane, Cornwall. I was persuaded to go from its description as a lush woodland with flowing waterfalls and moss-covered stone ruins. And to be fair this is quite accurate. The lushness was dampened a little by the typical British weather... drizzle and mist... but autumnal colours still shone through. Spots of rain failed to hinder us as we walked around a relatively small area, only about a square mile, looking for compositions to shoot.

Admittedly it did confuse Rolo when for two hours we were stop/start for our photography instead of continuously walking on. Nevertheless he entertained himself with various sticks and more than one occasion he was pulled back from his own curiosity on the river's edge.

Today I wanted to shoot with a limited range and so I attached my 35mm prime lens for the day, forcing me to physically relocate rather than my usual trick of zooming in if I wanted to set up a new composition. With waterfalls and fast-flowing water running high in the area (no pun intended), I broke out my neutral density filters for slower shutter speeds.

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm, 1/25s @ f8, ISO 500

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm, 1.3s @ f8, ISO 100

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm, 4s @ f8, ISO 100

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm, 1/2.5s @ f5, ISO 100

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm, 10s @ f10, ISO 160

 Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm, 13s @ f10, ISO 160

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm, 4s @ f4, ISO 100

Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S55-250mm @123mm, 1/160s @ f5, ISO 1000