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Location Hunting on the North Antrim Coast

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Location Hunting on the North Antrim Coast

A month of location hunting along the North Antrim Coast. Setting myself a target to produce 10 images over the next 12 months which I'm really happy with. Improving my technique with filters. Becoming an expert user of the software tools for post processing. Battling the elements. Of course to put this into context I'm probably only really happy with around 10 or so images I've shot over the past 8 years. 

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When 35mm is Wide Enough

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When 35mm is Wide Enough

Quite often, when I'm out on a dedicated wildlife shoot I will also carry my FujiFilm XE2 along for the ride, normally with the Fuji 35mm f/1.4 lens attached. 

Cambridgeshire, and especially the Fenlands, is famous for its flatness which, for a landscape photographer, can present challenges when it comes to framing. While I love nothing more than a challenge I sometimes find the vast openness of a landscape, such as this, becoming lost in the frame of a sub 20mm shot. 

Step up the 35mm which actually, given the crop factor, works out at 56mm; not normally a focal length associated with strong landscape photography perhaps? This is where I feel the flatness of the Fenlands can work to my advantage, as even with an equivalent 56mm focal length you can end up with a seemingly wider frame in front of you. Take the example below, a grab shot for me as I made my way across to my intended spot to photograph Great Crested Grebes. I couldn't resist the colours being painted over the landscape with the purple hues reflected of the calm waters. 

35mm (or around 56mm equiv.) can seem much wider along the flat openness of the Cambridgeshire Fens. 

Another example of my exploration of landscape photography with this camera and lens combination can be found here

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A Misty Morning at Burwell Fen

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A Misty Morning at Burwell Fen

A shoot from a few weeks back while down at Burwell Fen. I absolutely love the Fens when the conditions are such. It really does add some mystery and moodiness to the place. Add to that the braying of the Konik Ponies across the wide open spaces, the Ghost of the Fens (the Barn Owl) silently drifting low over the reed beds and the feeling of solitude as you look out and realise that you may be the only person for miles around. Perfection. All images shot on the Fuji XE2 with the Samyang 12mm. Processing in Silver FX Pro 2 with a custom built filter, aptly named A Misty Burwell Morning.

A Frame within a Frame

On Reflection

The Path Forward

A Morning Stroll

The Lone Figure

One Man and his Dog

Hope you enjoyed my little stroll around Burwell Fen. Don't let seemingly unfavourable weather stop you from venturing outside. I feel it's at times like these the Fens really do show their wonderful character.

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