Bad Weather Photography

Time to Embrace the Grey

I once went on a Nikon School one day workshop with Jeremy Walker.  I remember the weather not exactly being great but one thing stuck in my mind from that day.  As Jeremy was laying out the plans for the day he already knew it was going to be an overcast day.  His advice was to "embrace the grey".  

I did just that with this photograph:

Banjo Pier, Swanage.  Nikon D750, Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 at 28mm, f/11, 30 secs, ISO 100, Lee Filters Big Stopper.

 

Now I may have mentioned once or twice on the blog recently that the recent weather has been playing havoc with creativity.  So when the weather forecast for the week was looking grim I decided enough was enough and I was going yet again embrace the grey!

I needed to find an appropriate location to make an image but when I remembered about the stone groynes at Dawlish my mind was set.   So off I headed with a clear vision of what I wanted to capture.  

Despite the weather.  No hang on, because of the weather, I really enjoyed myself at Dawlish.  It made me look at the location with different eyes. 

Here's what I photographed:

 Nikon D850, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 VR at 31mm, ISO 64, 5 minutes at f/11, Lee Filters Circular Polariser and Big Stopper.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 VR at 31mm, ISO 64, 5 minutes at f/11, Lee Filters Circular Polariser and Big Stopper.

If you want to see how I went about capturing the image, here's a short video I shot while I was there...

So do you have a favourite bad weather location to take photographs?  Is there really such thing as bad weather for photography?  Let me know in the comments below.

PS.  

On a little side note, I'm very happy to say that Adobe has now updated Lightroom to support the Nikon D850.  This means I no longer have to convert the files to DNG format first.  I can now import the NEF (raw) files straight from my memory card.  I was so happy about this I posted a video on my YouTube channel.