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Lockdown Photography: Week 2

Updated: Apr 17

04-04-2020 to 10-04-2020


Once again, I'm sharing with you twelve photos I've taken during lockdown this past week. If you haven't seen my first blog, you can read it here - "Lockdown Photography: Week 1"


Now into my second week of lockdown, I have to say that I'm beginning to lose the motivation to get up early and retread the same paths. I'm trying to keep to the routine though - in order to stay busy! Despite my slipping motivation, I've only actually missed sunrise twice in two weeks.


When I have gone out early though, I've often been rewarded with some fantastic photographic opportunities. One day this week, I was treated to a thin veil of mist that added some drama to my shots. Many of the images from that day have been included below...


Penryn River



S P R I N G - T I D E Spring Tide at Penryn Quay was pretty high at sunrise. In fact, the water was over the wall in progressing into the car park! **I'm not going to lie, while shooting I forgot I put my camera bag down behind me. It got wet, but thankfully nothing got damaged!** I composed this shot down the river similarly to some of my previous. This time though, I included the bollard, now standing out of the water instead of the tarmac. The painted yellow lines give a clue to what's underneath the water's surface (the car park). Canon 6D MkII | 24-105mm lens at 24mm | ƒ/14 | 1/5 sec | ISO 100 | Tripod | Soft Grad ND & ND filters | Taken 09-04-2020 at Penryn Quay



S O L I T A I R E Having pretty much exhausted my composition options shooting from the same spot on Penryn Quay last week, on this visit I wandered down onto the pontoon. By now, I know where the sun will rise. So, when I noticed this boat moored to the pontoon, I thought there might be a chance of shooting the rising sun through it's window. This didn't quite come off, but it was a pleasing composition all the same. I bracketed my exposures to capture as much detail as possible - taking several shots as the sun came up - hoping for at least one set with little motion blur on the boat. I did get a good set, which luckily coincided with some nice cloud formations. On location, I framed a little wide, to allow me to adjust the distorted perspective in post. I'm beginning to struggle to find titles for my images. Especially as I now have a bunch from Penryn Quay! So I googled the boat's registration number to find it's name - "Solitaire!" - that will do as a title! :) Canon 6D MkII | 24-105mm lens at 70mm | ƒ/14 | 1/3 sec | ISO 100 | Tripod | Soft Grad ND & ND filters | 3x bracketed exposures for HDR processing | Taken 06-04-2020 at Penryn Quay



C A N D Y F L O S S This photo was taken at "that spot" again!... When there's a chance of a colourful sunrise, there's only one place to be within a short walk from my home under lockdown - that's Penryn Quay! I love to shoot watery scenes at sunrise (or sunset) - as you get twice the impact! Any colour going on in the sky is reflected in the water. Here I've used Penryn River, but I could equally potentially use just a puddle. Although I'm now getting a little bored of shooting from the quay, I couldn't pass up this opportunity - with the most colourful "candyfloss clouds" I've seen since lockdown! Canon 6D MkII | 24-105mm lens at 35mm | ƒ/11 | 1/8 sec | ISO 100 | Tripod | Soft Grad ND & ND filters | Taken 06-04-2020 at Penryn Quay


AS YET, UNTITLED


I normally write a little description as I post to Facebook. That description then becomes the core of any copy I put to my images. Once again, I've been fortunate enough to have grabbed so many decent pictures this week, that I've just not been able to post them all to social media without spamming your feeds! Keep an eye on my social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for when I post this with a description...



AS YET, UNTITLED


Another image I've yet to post to my social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)... make sure you follow them for the details!



AS YET, UNTITLED


Another image I've yet to post to my social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)... make sure you follow them for the details!



B R O N Z E - H A Z E A veil of mist shrouded Penryn River on this calm morning. As the sun rose, it barely penetrated the mist - allowing me to shot straight into the light with only 5 stops of filtration (2 stop soft grad ND & 3 stop ND). The light that did filter through the mist bathed the scene in warm, sepia-like tones. I composed this shot to capture: the effect of the mist softening into the distance; the reflections of the boats and the sun; the boats isolated from each other; the sun as central as possible, with the dominant boat on the third. Canon 6D MkII | 24-105mm lens at 80mm | ƒ/16 | 1/25 sec | ISO 100 | Tripod | Soft Grad ND & ND filters | Taken 09-04-2020 at Penryn Quay



AS YET, UNTITLED


Another image I've yet to post to my social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)... make sure you follow them for the details!


St Gluvias to Flushing walk



T H E - G R A V E Y A R D A thin veil of mist in the wooded graveyard near St Gluvias Church added some atmosphere to the scene. I would have liked thicker mist, but beggars can't be choosers! I composed this shot with the sun peeking out from behind the a tree - to create the sun star effect. The shadows act as a lead-in to the sun and graves. I'm not over-keen on the lens flare. Not bothered enough to attempt removal or scrap the picture though! Canon 6D MkII | 24-105mm lens at 24mm | ƒ/11 | 1/13 sec | ISO 100 | Tripod | No filters | 3x Bracketed exposures for HDR processing | Taken 09-04-2020 at St Gluvias, Penryn



AS YET, UNTITLED


Another image I've yet to post to my social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)... make sure you follow them for the details!



AS YET, UNTITLED


Another image I've yet to post to my social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)... make sure you follow them for the details!

Glasney Valley Woods



G L A S N E Y - G O L D My daily walk under lockdown took me to Glasney Woods in Penryn. As I walked, I noticed the low morning sun blasting through the trees. I was near this little pond at the time, so I looked for a composition to include this lichen covered fence as point of interest and a lead into the light. By the time I had found a composition I liked, the sun had disappeared behind a cloud and the light had gone. So I waited for several minutes for the sun to pop back out from behind the cloud. When it did, I was ready! This strip of woodland is currently under threat from developers. Canon 6D MkII | 24-105mm lens at 70mm | ƒ/14 | 1/20 sec | ISO 100 | Tripod | No filters | 3x bracketed exposures for HDR processing | Taken 06-04-2020 at Glasney Woods


I hope you found this blog of interest. I'd be interested to hear what you think!


Keep an eye on my social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for any photos I take next week. If I take enough good ones worthy of a follow-up blog, I'll write one! The macro extension tubes I ordered have arrived - so no doubt I'll mess around with those a bit. But whether I shoot anything with them worth sharing is anyone's guess!


For now, stay safe and look after each other :)


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