I chose this name as the image was taken at night time near Newport in Wales, and you can vaguely see a few stars in the sky. I say Newport – Wales seems to have a few towns of that name so I’m not sure if I was in the ‘proper’ one or not.
This coastal town was quite pretty, and there were some lovely rock formations to be seen, and captured, in the short stretch that we investigated. There were plenty of nice flat pebbles to skim as well, which is always fun to do while you’re waiting for an exposure to finish.
When processing I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do with this image. The blueness that was in the scene from the post magic hour was okay. I preferred it when that colour cast was removed (and the Pro Contrast filter within Color Efex by Nik software is excellent at removing the cast), but it still didn’t feel right – and so I used B&W Effects 2 by Topaz Labs to turn the image into black and white, which I did like.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Focal length: 24mm
- ISO: 640
- Shutter speed: 20s