The Starlings are back!

01/12/2012
The starlings are back at the pier in Aberystwyth. Today was my first chance to get down to see them and to think about capturing the spectacle on a single frame. Sarah and I headed down to the prom around three thirty and I set up on the beach. We had a good display but not much in the way of a blazing sunset (nil actually); it all needs to come together to get the shot that you are aiming for. I got off lightly in that I was only hit three times and these were glancing blows rather than a full, dum-dum effect. Back home to warm and placate Sarah with a huge G&T...

Canon 7D, Sigma 10mm Fisheye, ISO 100, f9, 1/8 sec exposure. Lightroom to convert to B&W.