High tide on Cleveleys Beach.

Met fellow Redbubblers Jason Connolly and Gary Kenyon late afternoon yesterday to shoot using 10 stop ND filters. Had a laugh with them and look forward to meeting them again.

My first attempt at using an ND filter! I really have to get used to it.

Shot with a 10 stop ND filter with Nikon D5000 and Sigma 10mm-20mm.

Tone mapped via Photomatix.

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John enjoys capturing images mainly around his home in the North West of England with a leaning towards land and seascapes. John also enjoys using modern processing techniques designed to give images a more in-depth feel to them. John is happy to discuss individual customers image requests.

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  • Chrissie Taylor
    Chrissie Tayloralmost 4 years ago

    John it is beautiful……love that silky water!!

  • John Hare
    John Harealmost 4 years ago

    Thanks Chris, as I said first attempt, got a steep learning curve but am fairly pleased with that one.

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 4 years ago

    Great effort John, have not tried this, like the effect.

  • Thanks Alex I appreciate your comments. Got to admit I love the effect.

    – John Hare

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyalmost 4 years ago

    Great first shot with 10 stop ND, John.

  • John Hare
    John Harealmost 4 years ago

    Thanks Trevor, I love the silky look of the water.

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot mate..Enjoyed meeting up too John…

  • Cheers Jason, I got away with it in b&w, the sky was blown out in colour but I think it works in b&w. Got to get the adapter rings for the other lenses. I was surprised at how little colour cast there was on the pictures so not a ’bad first attempt. Gary has sent me the exposure compensation cards so fingers crossed next time. Also going to try and shoot when not into the sun til I get a feel for it.

    – John Hare

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent shot John, the filters sure give a great effect and love that wide angle view. Great work mate. Looks great i mono too.

  • Cheers Gary, looking forward to getting out with it again. Would like to try it down at the Wreck on a sky too.

    – John Hare

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Yes so would I and a nice day with puffy white clouds zipping past.

  • NeilAlderney
    NeilAlderneyalmost 4 years ago

    The long exposure is simply perfect :)

  • Neil thank you for your comment, I do appreciate you taking the time.

    – John Hare

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