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24 AUGUST 2020:

Racing the Breaking Wave

A-093. Racing the Breaking Wave - by Greig Clifford
Copr. Copyright © 2020 GREIG CLIFFORD.

Recently I was given an opportunity to test the new Revoring vari ND lens filter from @hyfiltersglobal. After a successful Kickstarter campaign it comes to market soon, in November, I believe. It serves a dual purpose as a variable neutral density and a circular polarising filter, both adjustable independently from each other. And unlike regular screw-on filters this one is adjustable so it can fit multiple lenses of different sizes.

I made this image from Brighton Palace Pier looking over the beach towards the evening sun. I felt the higher viewpoint really showed the scale of the waves and I wanted to show some of the movement and the rolling effect as they broke closer to shore. I needed a longer shutter speed to do that. I adjusted the polariser to improve contrast in the water but even with an aperture of f22 and at ISO 100 the scene was still too bright for a slower shutter. However with the variable ND filter I could adjust to what I wanted, in this case down to 1/50s, still quick enough to shoot handheld but slow enough to streak some of the faster splashes. The filter performed well here, with no flare despite shooting towards the sun.

Hopefully, you'll see why I wanted to catch this scene. I loved the angle of the light, the size and power of the waves,
the woman adding a sense of scale and a human element I that I always like to include if I can. I like the way the sea appears to be alive, targeting her, chasing her, snapping at her heels. I like that she is outrunning it, her own power too great to allow her to be caught.

If this image is the first of mine you have seen, or you are generally new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say hello!

If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!

Finally, prints of this image are available, starting at affordable prices to encourage new collectors. Signed archival quality prints are strictly limited in number. Your support is very much appreciated.

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