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