Sea Defences


The sea around the west coast of Cumbria never looks too clean. It looked downright dirty on this day.

Hasselblad 503cx/Zeiss 80mm Planar

Fuji Velvia

8 Replies to “Sea Defences”

  1. pjbrez says:

    This is lovely! Did you use a neutral density filter to make it a longer exposure?


    • John Pickles says:


      I used a Heliopan 10 stop ND filter to get the long exposure time.

      Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment.


      • pjbrez says:

        Nicely done! I’ve only used up to a 6 stop ND filter before. I paired it up with a pinhole camera to get some really long exposures. Anyhow, it’s my pleasure to leave a comment on a photo beautifully captured. Keep it up ~


  2. simon0252 says:

    Love the rich colours in this. Great work.


    • John Pickles says:

      Thanks. I’m still struggling with a rubbish scanner and the transparency this came from looks way better on the light table. I may have to stop being so tight and get them scanned properly at the same time I get them developed!!
      Thanks for commenting


  3. Wow, this is so beautiful, great work John!
    And you use the square opportunities fantastically well with your composition here, very very nice! Love this! 🙂


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