Last week I went on a short photography trip to Pembrokeshire. I spent a night next to Tenby and three nights in Marloes. Unfortunately the weather was unusually crazy for August. I had to stay indoors whole day Friday and even Saturday morning because of the heavy rain and strong gales of 50 mph. I left home on Wednesday afternoon hoping for a sunset shoot somewhere on the coast. I had two options to choose from. The first was Skrinkle Haven Beach with its famous Church Doors rock formations in the neighbourhood of YHA Manorbier. But when I checked the area on SunCalc.org it turned out that the light wouldn't hit it nicely around sunset. So I decided to visit another location on the other side of Manorbier.
It's a shame but the last time I visited the coast for photography was in January. That image became explored on Flickr and I felt really pleased. Since then somehow I haven't managed to make it to there again. But last week we spent a short family holiday in North Devon in the neighbourhood of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. This area is a big favourite of mine. It's packed with all kinds of goodies both for families and for photographers. Rolling hills, rushing rivers with waterfalls, rocky bays and sandy beaches with dunes, all reachable within a 25 miles radius. I brought all my landscape gear with me and I planned to shoot some sunsets. I had luck as the weather was exceptional.
The "Holy Trinity" of seascape photography: low tide, sunrise or sunset and weather. They seldom come together. But once they do the photographer is usually well rewarded. That happened to me on last Saturday.
Recently it rained a lot, the walkways got really muddy. That's why I haven't been on a walk for a while now. But I definitely wanted to capture the autumn colours. The last weekend was just perfect for photography. I still didn't go for a morning walk but I've been to some really nice places.
Is it really worth 10 times more?
I've been using my Canon new FD 35mm F2.8 lens with adapter on my Sony A7 for almost a year now. I decided to try the Zeiss Loxia 35mm F2 Biogon so I bought a nice used copy from eBay