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night workshop in hastings

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A night workshop last Friday, and for the later part quite bad weather! So no satrs, but great wet streets in Hastings reflecting the street lights.        

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First 2019 workshop day with ALL weathers!

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2109 has been off to a busy start at the gallery. I have been out shooting in all sorts of weather. On my first workshop of the year we we had gloom then sun then fog, and got some really intersting pictures on the beach at Winchelsea.          

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Second earliest sunset of the year.....

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...yesterday afternoon on Winchelsea Beach. Very cold and grey but stuck it out and was rewarded with a nice sunset.         

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black and white on the beach at Pett Level

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  I often find on hot summer days the colour in photos can become very dull and unexciting. At the worst a picture can be cut in half coulour-wise, the bottom half green the top half blue. Especially if there are no clouds. On these occasions I often try converting them to black and white. These two were shot while doing a private workshop day for a couple from London. We had beatiful weather and got these shots near the cliffs at pett level. David Purdie July 2018   

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Keep Trying!

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Persistance is an under-rated phtographic skill. I was out on Sunday evening to try to get some shots of Rye from the western side. In the end the light wasn't very good, it was a bit hazy, and from a distance half the town seems to be draped with sheeted scaffolding. So nothing useful, but the more you go out the better your pictures will be and I'll have another go later this week.  I did however see the sun go down behind the Udimore Road ridge. This is pulled up from the centre of the frame, so lowish quality, but I...

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