At the end of a drab, overcast day across Melbourne, I decided to head down to Seaford Pier in the hope that the clouds would provide a heavy, moody feel. Driving along Eastlink, I found myself wondering if it were such a good idea after all… one couldn’t really see any cloud formations as such; just a solid, gray blanket across the sky. Arriving at Seaford Pier, I was greeted by a shower of rain, and found myself hiding underneath the pier itself to try and keep my camera dry.
As it turned out, this wasn’t such a bad thing, as I came away with this photo (the only good one out of hundreds, as most of the others were marred by raindrops on my filters and the like).
For the technically inclined: HDR generated from three exposures (+/-2ev) in Photomatix Pro, with minor adjustments then made using Lightroom and Photoshop CS4.
If you prefer black-and-white photography, you may be more interested in Dusk Under Seaford Pier in Sepia…