I finally took the plunge and bought into the Lee Filter System. These filters are basically made to order and are the best that money can buy.
I bought the Big Stopper which cuts the light entering the camera by 10 stops enabling long exposure times even during bright daylight.
I also bought a set of ND Hard Grads which I look forward to using in my landscape work.
Here is a quick sample from my first outing with them attached to the Nikon D800 at Ballyholme Bay in Bangor.
I managed to trail my out of bed before dawn a couple of weeks ago when we had the really nice weather before it reverted to the usual gloom and head to Donaghadee to catch a few images of the sun rising behind the Lighthouse.
As I drove down by the Six Road Ends the place became engulfed in mist and I didn’t think I would have got my pictures but as I came into Donaghadee it had suddenly lifted as I sat and waited for the sun to pop up.
I couldn’t believe the colours I was getting with the 14-24mm f2.8 straight out of the camera.
I set my alarm early last Sunday morning to take Matthew down to see the Olympic Torch making its way through Bangor.
To be honest I wasn’t really sure what to expect but as we made our way into town it became obvious that we certainly weren’t the only ones that had got up early as there were thousands of people lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the Torch.
We decided we would park up at the bus station and stand outside the Post Office and wait. It was like a carnival procession with the London 2012 branded floats with dancers on board and music blasting (all this before 7.00am on a Sunday morning!!)
It wasn’t long before the Torch came into view and I managed to get a few photos as Cool FMs Pete Snodden made his way up Main Street with it.
And that was it as the torch made its way on to Newtownards and Comber….
My neighbours Donna & Colin Walker welcomed baby Oliver into the world last month.
Here are a few photos we got of him while he was still only a couple of weeks old.