Photographs #20

You will all be pleased to know that the three images into today’s post are the last images from the Weston Super mare shoot.

Two of them centre on the famous Weston Pier, which was built in 1903 and opened in 1904. The original theatre situated at the pier’s end was destroyed by fire in January 1930 and a new pavilion was built and opened in 1933. In 2008, another fire destroyed the pavilion and it took two years to complete the rebuilding and to reopen the pier once again.

The third image is of the causeway from Knightstone Island to the headland.

All photographs were taken with a Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 24-120mm f/4.0 lens

 

 

Portent

 

Clearing Skies

 

Divide and Conquer

 

Photographs #19

All the images I am posting today are in colour. Once again taken in Weston-Super-Mare. I got so many different types of photograph whilst down there, that it was worth the drenching from the storm.

All three photographs were taken with the Nikon D800 and the excellent Nikkor 24-120mm f/4.0 lens.

I followed my usual workflow of:

  • Import from camera to Lightroom
  • Lightroom to Photoshop and Nik for processing
  • Returning completed image to Lightroom for inclusion in my catalog.

 

 

Rubbish Daleks

 

Missing Donkeys

 

Over the Causeway

 

 

Photographs #17

Ok, I make no apologies for showing some more photographs that I took on the trip Mrs M. and I went on down to Weston-Super-Mare. I got some great pictures on that trip. As I have said before, the weather was stormy and the first photograph below shows the magnificent display of clouds we were lucky to witness. I like the effect that the sun, which was struggling to push through the clouds, has on the whole picture.  The sea and sand were bathed in a semi-light which gave a great ambience and some of the clouds have been lightened by the sun too. This photograph was one of the ten I submitted to the Royal Photographic Society to achieve my licentiate distinction.

 

 

Storm Walk

 

The second photograph was taken from the famous Weston Pier looking inland to the town. The storm clouds had just begun to clear in the Bristol Channel and were moving over the back of the town. The brighter clouds and better weather were pushing in from the west. I love the swell of the wave at the bottom of the frame starting to get larger as it moves to the beach.

 

 

Rolling Calm

 

The final picture was again taken from the pier looking to the town and you can see the rain clouds hanging over the town. You can see them twisting and rolling over the roofs of the hotels and houses. The pier was a great place to photograph from with all the fabulous clouds blowing in from the west.

All the photographs were taken with my Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 24-120mm f/4.0 zoom lens.

 

From the Pier

 

 

Photographs #16

Following on from my last post, these are some images taken from the visit that Mrs M. and I made to Weston-Super-Mare during September. The weather was stormy and very, very changeable. The clouds were boiling over the sea and pushed by a brisk wind were heading for a collision course with the town.

These three photographs were taken in RAW as per usual and then in post processing converted to my favourite square monochrome format. The images feature little slices of interest that I saw on the beach before the rain (and hail) swept in from the Bristol Channel.

The first image is of a warning post sunk into the sand and tracks of vehicles that driven across the beach. The second photograph is a small boat anchored on the beach, with the waves starting to get higher as the wind from the incoming storm pushed them inland. The third is a capture of a small dog that was having the time of its life running along the sand, galloping around its owner and barking.

All of the photographs were taken with a Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 24-120mm f/4.0 lens.

 

Lines in the Sand

 

Anchored

 

Enjoying Life