Purton Sunset

© Gerard Tohill 2016

After a few black and white images, I thought I’d add a little colour today, with a nice sunset image of one of the Purton hulks, with the sun and the river Severn in the background.

I took this at f/20, but these days I would be using f/9 or f/11, as I think my lens is sharpest at those apertures. Depth of field shouldn’t be an issue with such a short focal length – I’d have to be more careful at longer focal lengths. It would also shorten the exposure time but, as I use a tripod, that would make little difference to me.

Photography stuff: 12-24mm lens at 12mm, 1/4 sec at f/20, tripod, 3 stop hard graduated ND filter to hold back the sky