Category Archives: Seascape

Beachy Head, East Sussex, UK

Beachy Head, East Sussex, UK

Something a bit warmer than yesterday I think!

I love the drama of the cliffs at Beachy Head in East Sussex, just outside of Eastbourne. What I like about this is that the couple taking their picture, can’t see the drama of their own precarious position near the edge of the cliff. When you are near the edge it is very difficult to realise how dramatic it looks from a distance.

I have ignored this image for a while because I took so many at the time. The couple taking their picture have little impact on the composition at thumbnail level, but become much more important as the image is enlarged, and coming back to this after a few months has allowed me to see it with fresh eyes….so thought I’d post it today!

Cow on the beach, Gambia, west Africa

Cow on the beach, Gambia, west Africa

This is an old photograph from a two week cycling trip to The Gambia. I was on my way back to Banjul and was walking and cycling along the beach, using it as a main road. I had noticed how the locally owned cattle would stroll down to the beach and sunbathe and go for walks along the beach! They would stroll along the shoreline and occasionally stop, like this one.

And the one you can see in this picture had stopped I think because of me, and I thought it looked a little surreal, just standing there.

Anyway, I posted this today for the Photofriday challenge which is a fun thing to do and today the subject is ‘beasts’. There is a link to photofriday in my footer, so you can go and partake and have a look if you feel inclined, and there is a load of really good photographers over there to explore too.

Beach at Kessingland, Suffolk, England, UK

Beach at Kessingland, Suffolk, England, UK

I love the sound of the sea as the waves filter through the shingle, and that hypnotic sound of the waves. That is what I felt as I sat on the shingle and stared out to sea.

And the patterns, shapes and movement beg to be photographed too!

I darkened the image and cooled it down quite drastically and added a vignette. I hope it isn’t over the top, but I just loved the mood that it created.