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Jersey

I recently spent a week in Jersey with the family on holiday, and was fortunate to get out for two evenings and two mornings to take some photos and these are the very satisfying results.

The great thing about Jersey is its accessibility meaning that I could be anywhere on the island within 30 minutes, this meant that I could get up at 5.45am whilst the kids were sleeping still, get some photos and be back for 7:45am as they started to rise, in time for breakfast, evenings were a little bit more tactful but my wife is outstanding and extremely accommodating, and the kids were more interested in the disco than boring old dad taking pictures!!

This is my real first attempt at any seascape photography with all my main kit, I did recently go to Malaysia in April 2012 but didn’t have a decent tripod so I was very limited as to what I could produce however im more than happy with these results, I do have a few issues to get to grips with, a lot of my images were producing some really bad sun glare across the entire image so its something for me to overcome. The small image below is an example of the glare I was getting, I have read a few solutions, from changing the angle of the shot to bellows, I’m using the Lee Filter system and a wide angle lens hood is around £200 region so not cheap, if I can do it cheaper I would. I have also read about taking 2 shots and merging them in post processing in photoshop, im undecided which way to go as I would prefer to capture what’s in camera and not edit the photos to much.

Sun Glare at St Catherine's Breakwater

Trying to overcome Sun Glare at St Catherine’s Breakwater

 

I really loved my short time in Jersey.  One of my main problems with Landscape / Seascape photography is where do I go to get good photos, however I didn’t really struggle with that problem in Jersey it was a joy to explore the island and find interesting subjects to take pictures of, I hope you enjoy the pictures below.

The images have been processed as little as possible in lightroom straightening, removing dust and slight saturation adjustment in 2/3 of the images, other than that they are as the camera produced.

Corbiere Lighthouse
Corbiere Lighthouse
The stunning Corbiere Lighthouse in Jersey at Sunset.
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Created: August 07, 2012 - 19:30
  • Shutter: 1/3 Sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture:F/ 14
  • Focal Length: 16mm
Corbiere Lighthouse Sunset
Corbiere Lighthouse
Corbiere Lighthouse in Jersey shot in August 2012 using my Lee Filters for the first time.
Corbiere - Jersey
Corbiere Lighthouse
Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey
Corbiere Lighthouse
Corbiere Lighthouse
Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Created: August 07, 2012 - 19:39
  • Shutter: 1/2 Sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture:F/ 10
  • Focal Length: 11mm
Corbiere Lighthouse
Corbiere Lighthouse
Sunset at Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Created: August 07, 2012 - 19:48
  • Shutter: 5 Sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture:F/ 14
  • Focal Length: 11mm
Le Mare Beach
Le Mare Beach
Sunset on Le Mare Beach, Jersey
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Created: August 09, 2012 - 19:58
  • Shutter: 1/3 Sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture:F/ 10
  • Focal Length: 65mm
Le Mare Beach
Le Mare Beach
The stunning Le Mare Beach at Sunset in Jersey
St Catherine
St Catherine's Breakwater
Sunrise on St Catherine's Breakwater, Jersey
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Created: August 10, 2012 - 05:05
  • Shutter: 1/4 Sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture:F/ 13
  • Focal Length: 11mm