This image was made on a summer trip to Saltwick Bay with Tim Parkin and Dave Tolcher.
The main idea here was to construct a sense of depth, through the use of tonal layering (I knew the first rock would stay in shadow due to a large boulder just to the left, out of shot) and the separation of the rocks (I had to put the camera on the tripod at maximum extension - as a result I had to focus by jumping up in the air!).
The final part of the equation was the light; it was 50/50 but after a half hour wait and with a few minutes to go before the sun went down we were treated to a magnificent burst of light.
Technical Details: Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens, Velvia 50, 2 stop graduated filter. Scanned using an Epson V700.
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Location: Saltwick Bay, North Yorkshire