Dunstanburgh Castle at Dawn

This view of Dunstanburgh Castle from the north benefits from a foreground of wave-rounded basalt boulders. In winter, the sun rise behind the castle giving the possibility of attractive tones in the sky. To work, the boulders need to be wet and reflective so a falling tide is needed. I was lucky that on this occasion I was able to shoot from a rocky outcrop, providing stable footing and a good foreground composition. I used a 6 stop neutral density filter to slow down the exposure and show the waves as a misty effect around the boulders. Three exposures at F/16 for 10 seconds, 2 seconds and 30 seconds captured the whole dynamic range of the scene.