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Going Coastal

Seascapes have gradually become one of the most popular choices for landscape photographers. David Hay recalls a trip to Santorini and the challenges he faced capturing the perfect image

Landscape photography used to be about photographing hills and mountains, lakes and rivers, and woodlands and fields. When I look at landscape photography websites nowadays, I see the majority of images are seascapes. The move towards the seashore appears to have been triggered by the arrival of 10-stop ND filters. This style of photography is particularly good at producing interesting images of rocky seashores or abandoned jetties, which stand out when the sea surface around them is flattened by a long exposure.

While I have these filters myself, I don’t use them all the time, as the images can start to look quite generic. We have a whole range of shutter speeds to choose from, each of which …

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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