From Top; 1. Cove Harbour and Cottage; 2. Beached Motor; 3. Coastline; 4. Cover Harbour; 5. Chain; 6. St Mary’s Church; 7. Nungate Bridge. (click for larger images)
As promised, albeit a little late, here are my favourite shots that I took over the weekend. As I’d mentioned in my 365 posts, I was out at Cove (Berwickshire) and Haddington (East Lothian) over the weekend. On a side note, I’ve just found the “Gallery” option within WordPress to be able to showcase these images a little better than I had previously! So apologies for the rubbish thumbnails in some of my earlier posts!
1. Cove Harbour and Cottage – looking at this shot again, I’m not sure why I didn’t pick it as my shot of the day. I really really like it. The colours are great, its got a nice foreground element with the boat, the lead-in lines from the pathway up to the cottages and even the background element of Torness power station. Like I said in Saturdays post – its difficult to not capture a picturesque shot at that place!
2. Beached Motor – this one didn’t get picked as the motor simply isn’t sharp enough. It was a difficult shot to take as I couldn’t use the viewfinder and was relying on using LiveView on a tight angle to try to focus the shot. If I’d had a waterproof sheet that’d let me get down to take the shot without getting covered in wet sand then I’m sure I’d get it pin sharp. It isn’t too bad, but there was enough competition for it not to be selected. I do like the contrast of the industrial motor and the pebbles and sand though. I think it’s an interesting shot – maybe just not enough colours either – a lot of browns and oranges – maybe this one would be good in a sepia filter or perhaps black and white.
3. Coastline – I like this one mainly because of the stunning, deep blues in the sea. There is a very strange coastline which you can just about make out, the rocks in the sea form very straight lines and look almost like slabs of concrete that have been dumped there (but they’re not). To improve this shot I would have needed to come back later in the day when shadows have moved away, and the shot is in pure sunlight – not complaining though – there was plenty of sunshine on the other side of the cove!
4. Cover Harbour – another one of the harbour, I like the bright colours of the boats in contrast to the stone and sea. Again a beautiful sky really adds to the picture and I really like the sharpness and detail in the shot.
5. Chain – this was hidden in between the rockpools, and must have been used to anchor the boats previously. I really liked the shot as it had the sun beaming down on it, and also the colours are great. The brown rusty chain is complemented by the yellow and orange shells and contrasted by the bright green seaweed.
6. St Mary’s Church – I liked the depth of field here, the sharpness of the gravestone with the church in the background. The vibrance of the bush and grass is a great contrast to the greyness of the gravestone, and the orangey-red colour of the church. I did take more of the church, some looked really good – but with the sky being so overcast and grey, I am sure I can get better shots with a nice sky, so I’ll save that for another time.
7. Nungate Bridge – I liked this panorama, and the shot – although just a single shot cropped to a panorama was taken with this in mind. I wanted to capture the old brick bridge and the white bistro on the opposite of the river. Again, I like the colours with the brick and grass in the foreground. Even the white in the buildings provided a nice contrast to the grey sky.
Hope you like these shots as much as I do – feel free to leave a comment or any feedback on them!