Photo101: Water

When I saw today’s assignment I had a great idea, but unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans.

Last night a severe gale blew in from the Atlantic with winds gusting to over 80 miles per hour, my gentle stroll along a North Cornwall beach turned into a trial of endurance and for the first time in my life I was blown off my feet, several times!

Now please, before the “Laughter Police” are called, I wasn’t ever putting myself in danger or in need of rescue by others, I stayed well back from the sea and checked the tides before I ventured out. This also meant that I didn’t get as close to the surf as I planned for the original idea, but I got a few reasonable shots that I hope you enjoy.

As an aside, the lens got so thoroughly coated with salt in the strong north wind, that I was reduced to licking it to keep it clear, yeck!

Anyway here are the photos!
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P1050238This last shot looks so benign and peaceful, it wasn’t, I just wish it had sound so you could hear the wind howling!

I hope that these are watery enough for everyone!

All taken today on the beach at Crackington Haven in North Cornwall; 50.7445N, 4.6377W.

Catch you all soon.

Dookes

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35 thoughts on “Photo101: Water

  1. Nice spiral in the foreground in that first shot. Thanks for being so dedicated and sticking it out (no pun intended in reference to your lens cleaning method) to get these shots.

  2. I actually feel I can “hear” the wind in the way the clouds billow out against that sharp blue sky. There’s something loud, too, about the sand exposed by the outrushing tide, too. Great shots.

  3. Great pics Dookes!!
    First one I love the composition. Second the movement and action in the shot and the third one makes me want to visit!
    Fabby 🙂

  4. The wind and rain carves into the sand similarly during Wet Season here. Sending you a virtual high five for your tenacity! And the photos and description make me feel chilly again. 😊

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