I was planning to go to a location about thirty minutes north at Swansea. There was overcast skies in the area (my kind of skies) and after looking up the rain radar I knew I had to be quick as it was coming in south from the northerly direction.
So I headed off and about 10 mins away and I was watching the sky and I knew I wouldn't make it. So I quickly darted to a location I have been to before Chain Valley Bay towards to the jetty for a classic composition.
Once again there was a fisherman at the end of the jetty. I looked around notice a spot but then eventually decided on a square composition with Vales Point Powerstation at the bottom right of frame. I wanted the grand gesture of sweeping clouds going from right to left with the long exposure technique I often use.
To achieve this I used a Lee 10 stop and 3 stop hard grad filter to get a silky smooth and white lake with a dark sky.
I literally had time for one frame before the heavy rain started. So i'm happy I got this one in.
Here is the jpeg straight out of camera. I set the preview to a custom Black and White profile (I don't normally show this)
Here is the final results after cleaning up in Adobe Raw 2014 and Three simple layers in Photoshop CC 2014.
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