From the upcoming Pearl Jam album... www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI7BUaN8wfA
Wednesday was fascinating. The first (of many) autumnstorm of the year came rolling in.
It was quite brutal with winds up to 38 m/s, and that is more than i have ever witnessed.
I was stuck at work all day, but as soon as i was finished i got my gear and headed down to the sea.
Shooting a storm like this was very hard. First of all, there was salt in the air. EVERYWHERE!
I was driving several kilometers away from the sea but my windows turned white every other second....
So it was impossible to shoot without getting my filters fucked up. Almost every shot was ruined...
Then ofcourse...the wind made my tripod shake quite a lot. Hell...i had trouble standing on my own feet.
Another problem is to capture the force of such a storm with a wideangle. Getting up & close is impossible
because of the saltspray. Shooting from a distance with a wideangle makes the storm seem a lot less brutal than
it really is. But i gave it a try and did my best. Ended up shooting at 14mm. Set up my shaky tripod on a spot where the wind was less roaring
and started shooting a few frames. I wanted my exposure to show the force of the wind, but at the same time
not freeze everything. So i had to pick the correct shutterspeed. The margins were small... I ended up using
a 1 sec shutterspeed @ f/18 to get the exposure i wanted. I think i managed to show some of the power involved.
A really fascinating and difficult session...Hope you like the result.
ND 8 and polarizer