Down On The Rocky Shore. Once we made our way to Marles Wood near Ribchester in Lancashire, we scouted out the area for quality shots before the sunset, then hiked through the woods. The reason was to get to here.
This is Dinckley Bridge, near the Dinckley Woods; a tiny suspension bridge that crosses the River Ribble. The temptation for me and Bamber to get right onto the bridge for more photos was strong, but behind us I could the sun setting, so I fired off a bracket of 5 for this shot then headed back quickly to Marles Wood for the sunset shot.
As ever, this was shot on my trusty Nikon D60. Yes, that means manually adjusting the exposure compensation to make HDR brackets. Hardcore. I used my Tokina 11-16mm super wide angle lens, which I love, and because I wanted capture that sensation of flowing water, I opted for long exposures; my +2EV exposure being 20 seconds. Shot at f8, ISO100 at 11mm focal length, shutter speeds of 1.1, 2.2, 4.5, 10 and 20 seconds from dark to light.
The RAWs were cleaned in Darktable, the HDR made in Luminance HDR and the resulting base HDR was remixed with some of the original exposures in GIMP.