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new years day full moon at camber

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  I took the opportunity of a full moon on New Years Day to go out onto the dark beach at Broomhill Sands/Jurys Gap end of Camber last night. The water that drains off the beach causes these rivulets and this was the first time I had shot them by moonlight. Luckily there was a bit of soft cloud to spread the moonlight into a larger softer illumination. I have found that clear sky moon shots look more or less like daylight when shot with long exposures on modern cameras. So the moving cloud and the dark distance makes it clear this in moonilight and...

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fingers crossed for worse weather!

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Newly posted - snow picture...

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brand new print in the gallery window

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Here's our window looking all Christmassey, and a brand new framed print in the window. Shot a few weeks ago, during really strong winds on Camber. The wind is tricky to photograph and I was hoping to get these lines that high winds etch across the sand and water. Probably easiest to see them in our front page slideshow rather than here. The wind was intense, the tripod was almost useless in the buffeting. At one point a rain shower passed over, with the rain more or less horizontal to the ground, and I just had to turn my back on the scene...

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A cold winter afternoon but great light

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Whenever possible am getting out for the last couple of hours of sunlight, today near Woodchurch. I was testing out a really cheap elderly (1980s) 200mm f4 Canon EF lens. Bought for £40 on ebay and used on my Sony A7R2 with an adapter, it looks to perform better than my modern Canon 70-200 zoom. This was inspired after finding a very interesting site about using manual lenses, old and new, on modern Sony bodies....   https://phillipreeve.net/blog/  Although having said that this is a 2 frame stitched picture shot on the Sony using a Canon 85mm f1.8.

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Dramatic end to the year's workshops at Hastings.

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This was taken in Hastings during the last workshop of 2017 in November. We had a great day and an amazing sunset over the harbour wall. I will be adding blog posts from time to time here. If you'd like to follow me and the gallery, bookmark this page. Also I post work in progress shots on Instagram from time to time as purdiegallery. On twitter @purdiephotos, and we have a Facebook page, search for purdie gallery.  

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