When I set off this afternoon, I had in mind a photograph of the Seven Sisters with a rainbow and retreating thundercloud providing the backdrop. The rainfall radar looked promising, until the bus reached Seaford. Unfortunately, everywhere east of Seaford was bone dry, so I decided to walk the Crowlink to Exceat semi-circular route instead, which took me through Crowlink down to the cliff edge and westwards to the beautifully named Cuckmere Haven.
This was the second opportunity in which to demonstrate the potential of LEE neutral density graduated filters. They have solved so many problems that would otherwise have created blown out skies or underexposed foregrounds. I have also noticed how little post-processing the images require in comparison to before. Of course, all RAW files require post-processing, however, now they look far more 'ready' than they used to.
After spending a joyous hour at Cuckmere Haven and a further exhilarating thirty minutes walking past Grey Herons, Little Egrets, Mute Swans, Canada Geese and the Crows I saved from certain death on Tuesday, I enjoyed a pint of Harveys Sussex Best Bitter at the Golden Galleon, marking the perfect end to a most uplifting country outing.