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West Kirby #10

Marker post in the sand at West Kirby, Wirral, England

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The story behind this image

A very grey day at West Kirby found my wife Liz and I walking around the seawall of the wonderful Marine Lake, me with camera in hand on the offchance of seeing something meaningful to photograph.

A low tide had exposed the huge area of sand and mud that makes up the mouth of the river Dee estaury, leaving a quite surreal view under the threatening skies.

A single wooden marker post sticking out of the sand provided me with a focal point for this rather minimalist composition.

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Image data

Filename - west kirby 10.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 60mm

Exposure - 1/250 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and land.

Location - West Kirby, Wirral, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.