A good day out at the beach in Crosby, Liverpool to see the Antony Gormley statues facing out to sea. There’s 100 of them, and various numbers become visible as the tide goes in and out.
I’d bought a few new filters. A B&W ‘Big Stopper’ that reduces your photo exposure by 10 stops, meaning a 1/60s shutter speed without the filter becomes around 4s with it. This lets you shoot slow shutter speeds in daylight, giving the nice effect to the sea seen in most of the daytime photos.
We hung around for a bit hoping for a good sunset, but with about an hour to go it was raining and so we headed back to the car with little hope of getting any good shots. Thankfully, just at the right moment the cloud on the horizon broke giving me a hectic 30mins of shooting time. It was still drizzling, so I rattled off a few shots at a time and then cleaned down the filter and repositioned. Didn’t really think I’d get anything good, so quite pleased with the results. Given a little more time, I’d have put a ND filter on to get a long exposure and smooth out the ripples in the water.
Crosby, a set on Flickr.