So yeah, this was a feature I used to do. Still got some more photos to share with you folks, so I think I’ll pick this back up again. I can’t remember if I shared this before one or not, but I can’t see it in my Tumblr history and it’s as good a place as any to resume the feature.
From the Vaults 21: Who put that there?
Photo Dated: 11/6/2006
So where I used to live when not at uni back in 2006 was a seaside town, and the beach wasn’t much of a walk away. The beach itself was a fairly plain shingle beach with a few places for taking scenic photographs but nothing out of the ordinary. However, three years previously some horrible artist type had dumped a few tonnes of scallop-shaped metal on the beach, called it a sculpture and wandered off leaving the locals cover it in graffiti.
Now because this beach is on the East coast, catching it in a decent light for a photo was tricky because sunsets would never be on the water side and never silhouette it so you could read the words, and as a student I was never going to be awake enough to get it at sunrise.
So what you’re seeing here in this photo is the Moon. It was a nice summers day with a decent full moon, and as it rose it was a wonderful shade of yellow, so with a reasonably long exposure I captured this. As ever, there has been no processing performed on this image, this is what the camera saw. I’ve a few others in this set of different angles and exposures, but I quite like the balance of this one.