Went down to Brighton to see a ruin this morning as the weather was dry, some sun…but pretty cold! Parked up on the top road above the front, paid a packet to park, and walked… I probably should have parked rather closer, but didn’t know what was available. I practically finished myself off, but managed to sort a taxi back to the car (pathetic, it seems, but that’s the way it is now).
Anyway, this is what I saw, poor dilapidated old thing! If you compare this with my previous post, when the pier was in early decay, you can see that the whole of the central section has gone, with only the supporting posts remaining.
For this shot I used a 10 stop ND filter, to try and get the water smoothing effect…can’t really see it here (5 second exposure)! It was my first go at using black glass, I need tons more practice! The hardest part was fiddling about with the gear in the cold…..Otherwise I might have experimented more. The dynamic range was a bit too wide, and I should have used a grad for the sky as well… it’s all a learning curve!!
The sun was streaming through the clouds, so the pier was pretty well backlit….and those helpful people give a sense of scale! This shot was taken minus the ND. But even at1/200th sec, there is movement in those clouds!