Worm’s Head and Rhossili Bay in Heather

It’s the time of year for heather to come out on Rhossili Down again, so last night I met with Emma and we walked up to the top of Rhossili Down. At our first stop, I used my tilt-shift lens to get close to the heather and emphasise it. It was pretty windy though, so the heather had some motion blur but there wasn’t much I could do about it. There was such a contrast between the sky and heather that I had to put a 3 stop soft grad and a 2 stop hard grad over the sky. (The ‘wonky’ horizon is an illusion created by the reflection of the cloud on the sea :-))

Worm's Head, Rhossili Bay

Worm’s Head, Rhossili Bay

After we had exhausted that location we walked further on towards the old Radar Station. It was still pretty windy and we soon got very cold despite wearing jumpers and coats! The light was difficult and the sun not looking particularly amazing so I decide to try my 10 stop filter. With a 0.9 grad on the sky and a 10 stop filter, the exposure time was 380 seconds!

Worm's Head, Rhossili Bay

Worm’s Head, Rhossili Bay

With that exposure finished, we decided we were too cold to stick around any longer so walked back to the car.

One comment

  1. 'Er says

    I think I particularly love the landscape one, it looks so colourful and serene – it must have felt lovely out there :-)

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