Posts tagged “waves

Playing Around With an ND Filter

Spring feels like it’s just round the corner, so it’s good time to be out and about taking pictures around the beach.

I got a new piece of gear this morning, a 10-stop Neutral Density Filter which allows only 1/1024th the amount of natural light through the camera lens. As a result, very long exposures are required and this causes anything that moves in the image to be blurred. Handy for creating an interesting effect on the ocean…….

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The Bogey Hole

The Bogey Hole is a popular swimming spot in Newcastle, located beneath a headland and providing a spectacular vantage point to view the ocean. It was carved out in 1819 for the personal use of Major James Morisset who was the commandant of the penal colony.

It’s a steep path down from the top of the hill.

 

The existing steps and handrails are a bit dilapidated, and Newcastle Council has approved a restoration programme.

 

It’s a great place to catch the sun in the morning.