you must wear wellingtons if you do not want to be up to your ankles in mud

Pinmill Is a small hamlet on the south bank of the river Orwell, on the waterfront nearby there is a marina and a pub/restaurant The Butt & Oyster. It’s about 5 miles from Ipswich near the village of Chelmondiston and you can clearly see the Orwell Bridge upstream from this location.

In order to get to the wrecked boats, you need to walk down to the waterfront and then turn right passed the pub. Then walk along the path which takes you passed the house boats moored on the river, once you get to the old boats you need to just jump over the small barrier.


The riverbank is muddy, so you must wear wellingtons if you do not want to be up to your ankles in mud, this river is also tidal so in the planning I have to check the tide charts.
This image was taken on a Canon 5D MkIII, using a Canon 14-40mm zoom set at a focal length of 32mm. I used a Hoya circular polarizing filter in order to bring out the faded reds on the boats and some definition to the sky, which in truth was a bit bland on this particular day.

In order to ensure that the image was sharp for foreground to background I set the aperture a F16, this coupled with the filter dictated a shutter speed of 1/40 sec.
I used Silver Efex to process the photo which mainly involved bring out the detail in the sky and the marbling on the riverbed.

Camera Settings
Camera Canon 5D MkIII
ISO 50
Shutter Speed ¼ sec
Lens EF17-40mm @32mm

There is a small carpark just before the waterfront Postcode IP9 1JN, as you come out the carpark turn right

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