“I felt it shelter to speak to you.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Four weeks since my last post where I spoke about how busy I have been and here I am at the end of June about to tell you how busy I have been. 🙂 It is all good busy though. I am just back from a week in Northern Ireland where I had a chance to shoot with my good friend Athena Carey. We have something very exciting in the works and this trip was about nailing down some of the final details. I’m hoping to be in a position in the next month or so to be able to share more information about what we have been very busy working on. I’ve also just delivered on the 1st phase of a major commission which I am extremely happy with and plan to talk about that next week.
As for right now I wanted to share a new piece with you. This was shot during some pretty changeable weather here in Dublin last April. I was back out at my most recent muse, a stretch of coastline that runs between Martello Tower and Howth that offers some fantastic rock formations. As some fairly serious rain clouds were moving in I came upon this spot where nature had contrived to make a natural shelter.
It proved quiet the challenge to compose as I wanted to get that sweeping formation of rocks in, along with the large boulder on the left. Also key to the composition was the Chimney Stacks of Poolbeg Generating Station. For any of you that have been following my work over the last year or so will know I have a rather
unhealthy obsession with these iconic parts of the Dublin skyline. I composed this image from the start as a panoramic as I wanted that cinematic sense of drama to amplify what was happening in the sky. Using a little ND Filtration allowed me to extend the exposure time to 13 seconds which softened the seas while maintaining body in the clouds. I continued with that theme when it came to post processing choosing to develop the image in Black and White, with plenty of shadows and dark tones.