Single frame… St Monans

St Monans Pier, October 2017St Monans Pier, October 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 22mm – 3 minutes, f/11 ISO 400

I got to see another sunrise today while out photographing St Monans Pier. I know that this scene must be one of the most photographed in Scotland but I just couldn’t resist shooting it for myself…

A Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 10-stop neutral density (ND) filter was used to give the three minute exposure time and a 2-stop hard edge ND graduated filter was also used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

St Monans is a beautiful village, well worth more than just a fleeting visit, sadly though the only pub in the village, The Mayview Hotel, has recently closed due to an increase in business rates… The Mayview wasn’t just a pub, it was a real hub of the local community and its closure is a real blow to the area.