I’d just finished a job in barrow and there was still some light left so I headed over onto Walney to get some photos on the beach. I hadn’t been to this part before, I’m not even sure what it’s called but there were a lot of posts sticking out of the ground. I assume they’re something to do with boats as that’s what the area is known for but I couldn’t give any details on them
Here’s the views from the day
Whilst making my way over the stones I spotted these posts with a pool of water underneath them, giving them a reflection and making them stand out more than the others. I used the 100mm to get a tighter crop and put the posts in the middle of the frame and used the 6 stop filter to blur out the water. After this I tried putting the posts on the left hand side but it made the image a bit boring and like I wasn’t sure about it. Sticking them in the middle meant they were definitely meant to be there.
I quickly moved on as the light was changing. I’d found a composition whilst waiting for the long exposures but by the time I was ready the light had changed so I kept walking back to find something else. The footsteps initially looked like a bad thing as it messed up the flat sand but they provided a nice leading line down to the water
After getting the photos I went across to the other side of the posts. Initially starting down near the small posts and then walking back up to the larger ones. I liked how as they got smaller it created a triangle pointing downwards.
This felt like the best place to be for when the light finally went. Unfortunately the light didn’t improve with the sunset it just faded and got a but boring so I prefer the first photo. It was still a fun little detour though and it was a good use of the spare hour. I’m still not convinced I like long exposures but the 6 stop will stay in the bag for a little bit longer