Hunstanton

October 07, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Hunstanton Sunset

Yesterday was a beautiful Autumnal day and after the normal weekend household chores I decided a trip to Hunstanton would be good for a number of reasons; it was a rising tide, the cloud formation looked good and it promised to be a good sunset. I also wanted to try out a newly acquired lens the Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC wide-angle lens, more of that in another post. I love Old Hunstanton the sweeping sand dunes and the 100 million old cliffs of contrasting layers of red, orange and white sedimentary rocks a stunning backdrop facing the magnificent seascape of The Wash, one of the few places on the east coast where you can see the sun setting over the sea!

The beach was empty other than a couple walking hand in hand along the beach and in contrast a man on his mobile phone clearly raging with his girlfriend.  The sunset was majestic and clear and the water calm and reflective. I was content to stand and watch the sun slowly sink into the mirrored sea.  

I took a series of photographs as the light was pulled from the sky by the setting sun; the magic that is the blue hour.  The rising tide around the Carstone Boulders presented some nice opportunities to capture reflective light and some pleasing images. 

 

Kit of the day: Canon 5D II, Canon 17-40mm with Lee soft grad neutral filters and Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 and Manfrotto tripod.


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