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Photographer's Note

This shot was taken from Criccieth beach looking towards Criccieth Castle in Gwynedd, North Wales on my recent trip to Snowdonia.

Criccieth Castle dates from the early 13th century. Because of its strategic location, it was a focal point in the war between England and Wales eventually it was captured by Edward I of England during his second campaign in North Wales (1282-1283).

I took several different compositions of this scene, some of which I'll upload over the next few days. For this one, I wanted to use the large seaweed covered rock to provide the majority of the foreground interest, with the numerous smaller rocks providing a path across the bay to the castle in the background.

To smooth the waves coming across the bay and to add an ever so slight misting effect in the shallows, I wanted to really slow the exposure time and given this was taken at about midday I had to resort to an 3 Stop Grey ND filter, which with my lens at it's narrowest aperture allowed me to get a 3s exposure time.

This is my first attempt at a coastal shot, so I'm really interested in your opinions and critiques on this one!

UPDATE: Based on comments from LamCam, I've submitted a workshop where I've attempted to remove some of the colour cast on the foreground rock.

Cheers
Simon

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