Chris Button Photography


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Reference: DE33
Location: Devon
Gallery: Devon,

The Great Mew Stone is a triangular shaped rock which sits off Wembury in South Devon. I’ve been here before to see a Gyrfalcon in 1998 which took up temporary residence on the rock and 1,000 or so birders watched it through telescopes. Getting decent images here is tricky as the raised and angled sharp rocks are very difficult to move around and the waves were crashing in to me around knee height. Keeping sea spray off the ND filter was also essential and very hard work. There was just enough texture in the sky to add drama and mood and the Mew Stone provided a fantastic focal point. Once I’d settled on a shutter speed I then had to pick my position and angle carefully to ensure a balanced composition, it was challenging but rewarding.