After work on Flickr.
I think I’ve said in the past that I’ve started to take my camera to work most days now. Its a bit of a heavy lump when you include camera, a couple of lenses, tripod, filters, remote shutter etc etc - plus work gear too - laptop books etc. I started doing this towards the end of last year (bought a manfrotto bag so it all fits neatly inside tripod included). At first I wondered whether it was worth it, but I soon realised it certainly was. I can now jump on the earliest train and if the weathers right (read fog at the moment) I can shoot for 30 minutes or so and still be in work for 8am, and then after work I can get another hour or so - but its all dependent upon conditions and being ready.
So this is an example of such a shot - taken last week after work. I hadn’t planned specifically on shooting but as I left work the conditions were pretty perfect, so I wandered round the corner to shoot canary wharf reflected in the water at Blackwall Basin. I’ve been to this location countless times and have this shot in just about every condition - but this one is the best to date. It was also my first outing with my ND106 and I have to say its great. Many times in the past I’ve wanted to flatten the water but at dusk the 10 stopper was too much I’d tried upto 20 minutes but never happy with the results and then stacking 0.9 and 0.6 but this wasn’t enough - but the 6 stopper gave me 2 minutes at f6.3 - perfect.