This is a view across saltmarshes to Hurst spit which can be seen dead center across the image. It’s easy to get a sense of history in an environment like this, even though it’s a fairly featureless landscape, not much has changed over the centuries, and walking around the spit looking for photographs you see chunks of history dotted around amongst the saltmarshes and shingle.
It was a little bit windy and a little bit gloomy. Although I like a bit of gloom just as much as I like a bit of dawn or dusk sunlight, I don’t know why, but I do!! Well actually, if truth be told I don’t see it as gloom at all, I see it as erm, interesting. And I have never been convinced there is such thing as gloomy weather, just interesting. But, gloomy… I am not so sure….
Photography wise, I just used a couple of ND grad filters, slightly more than needed to darken that steely gray sky, then tweaked in photoshop to get the top half a similar darkness/lightness to the bottom half, to even things up a bit. That allowed detail from the cloud to be seen, and sort of balanced the composition. At least that was the idea.