'Arklow Rival' Cargills 14th April 2017
'Arklow Rival' unloading maize from France in what could be a one off import as per previous occasions.
A bit of a tester more than anything - a night shot using the pole for elevation. A slow shutter speed was required 1/30, a low aperture F2.8 and a high ISO of 5000 which is almost the maximum for the 5D MKII. The pole can be quite steady when there is little wind, but not steady enough to stop a shot down on a tripod. With the berth here at Cargills rather dark the low aperture was required but this was at the limit of quality for my 50mm lens. Any lower than F2.2 and the depth of field becomes poor. The image is quite grainy due to the high ISO but i'm reasonably pleased with it considering the light available. The former Cerestar berth is more or less inaccessible for photographs these days due to trees on the Eccles side. Only the pole (or a large set of ladders!) will get above the horrendous tree growth.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2.8 @ 50 mm, 1/30, ISO 5000, No Flash
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