Ah, its been a while since I submitted a pier shot The Photo
Took this last weekend on one of my first trips out shooting landscapes after a summer where Ive only done street and wedding photography.
The clouds have returned to Portugal and its nice to be back out in the fresh air beneath a big sky again.
This is a location I found on Google Earth a while back and had been waiting for a decent looking sky to go and shoot it. Its about 100 kilometers from my house, and quite a way off the beaten track. I doubt Id have managed to get there without a GPS, as once you turn off the main road, you head through fields of cork trees before finally turning onto a dirt track and driving through about 5 kilometers of paddy fields.
Of course paddy fields plus river bank equals mosquito heaven, and I can honestly say I was eaten alive during this shoot, despite the fact that I was using repellent. I also lost my polarizer somewhere in the bushes along the waters edge when I went to shoot an alternative composition at the side of the pier.
I guess its note worthy that this is a pier shot thats NOT a long exposure. I almost always shoot long exposures when doing shots like this, and indeed I did again on this particular evening, but comparing the shots back on my computer at home, I preferred the definition in the clouds.Metadata
Taken on the Sado Estuary, Alentejo, Portugal
Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm 2.8
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Lee 0.9 (3 stop) soft NDG
1/5 | f16 | 19mm
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