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A Study in Light – A Cornish Sunrise

Dawn really has become my favourite time of day of late and my experiences yesterday morning just confirmed my belief that there is nothing quite so glorious as sitting on a beach, on rocks or on the top of a cliff waiting to greet a brand new day with your camera primed.

This is a series of photographs, some long exposures, some regular shots that document the changing light over the course of about 45 minutes as the sun rose.  I used a graduated neutral density filter to allow for a balanced exposure given the brightness of the sky, shooting directly into the sun.

If you’re thinking of buying a set of graduated neutral density filters, I wouldn’t bother with the soft variety.  It’s important to position a hard graduated filter correctly to ensure you don’t get a line across your picture but I don’t believe a soft grad ND filter is a substitute for not positioning your filter correctly in the first place.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. Click for a clearer sharper view.. :-)

_1AT0148 frw56mm f/11 301 sec. ISO-100 Lee 10 stop Neutral Density filter plus a Lee 0.9 Hard Graduated Neutral Density Filter and a B+W Circular Polarisier

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_1AT0225 frw38mm f/22 1/5 sec. ISO-100 Lee 0.9 Hard graduated Neutral Density Filter plus a B+W Circular Polarising filter

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_1AT0242 frw24mm f/22 181 sec. ISO-100 Lee 10 stop Neutral Density filter plus a Lee 0.9 Hard Graduated Neutral Density Filter and a B+W Circular Polarisier

Spacer 150mm_1AT0399 frw24mm f/20 1/5 sec. ISO-100 Lee 0.9 Hard graduated Neutral Density Filter plus a B+W Circular Polarising filter

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