Grey Day Photos

It was a grey, overcast day, but, I still wanted to take some photos, so I packed my camera bag with a couple of film cameras, a digital camera, and some other bits and pieces and went to Oxford Island, Lough Neagh, County Armagh, in Northern Ireland, with a plan to then carry on the Dark Hedges in County Antrim for sunset. These are locations that I have wanted to go to for a few years, given that one of my resolutions for 2019 is to not let another year slip by without going to these places, I did just that.

Inevitably, normally when I go to a location to shoot a subject I have seen in a book or on the net, I can be found wandering around muttering to myself, when I can’t find the thing I am looking for. However, yesterday, I parked the car, checked the map and walked straight to the places of interest. I was delighted!

I decided to use my filters to help me get some long exposure photos that I could convert to black and white, in an effort to create something more than just a record shot. I had previsualized what I wanted the photos to look like and they have mostly come out as I had hoped. The shots ranged from 1/4th of a second up to 10 seconds, I used my big and little stoppers from Lee Filters, with the camera mounted on a tripod. I should have used my ND filters, but, I used Lightroom to replicate the effect. I will revisit this location later in the year, in an effort to improve on the shots I took yesterday, with hopefully nicer light.

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