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Today’s featured photo is by the talented James Collett.

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Shooting the Photo

The image was taken on what was forecast as the worse day of the ‘Weather Bomb’ that hit the UK so I decided to head out that day with the camera and see what I could get, I had a few ideas in mind and this location was en-route to where I was heading so I stopped to check it out. As I drove into Port Charlotte on the Isle of Islay I noticed that the Pier was pretty sheltered from the 80mph winds and that the water was actually pretty calm considering, major disappointment to say the least, just as I was considering moving on to my location of choice ‘Bam’ out of the blue (literally) a huge wave…oh thank you Poseidon lol.

Processing the Photo

The image was captured with a Canon 550d with a kit lens, the 18-55mm EF-S at f16, 1/100 ISO 400 and edited in Photoshop CS6. I had intended to do some slower exposures but the hailstones were too big for my ears so I decided I was happy with what I got :)
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