A stormy day at Durdle Door

A stormy day at Durdle Door

We had a brief break in the storm, and whilst the wind was probably gusting 60+ mph, we managed to brave it down to the shore of the Jurassic Coast and the iconic natural landmark that is Durdle Door. Needless to say, the lure of the water was too great for me and my tripod, so I got soaked down …

alistairA stormy day at Durdle Door
Steps into the Blue

Steps into the Blue

From the beach in Guillaume, Normandy – I loved the starkness of the beach, the steps and the mizzly sky. Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: 1/2.5s Title: Steps into the Blue

alistairSteps into the Blue

Bank Holiday Monday on Ryde Beach

There’s nothing more reliable than British weather, and a trip to Ryde Beach on the Isle of Wight was predictably interrupted by rain. It’s a lovely sandy beach, and only a ten minute trip by hovercraft from the mainland. heartily recommended to any beach lover – just don’t forget your anorak.  

alistairBank Holiday Monday on Ryde Beach
Beached boat

Beached boat

Let me make one thing clear; I’m really not a fan of the overuse of focus effects that are really popular right now. There’s way too much of the “LOOK AT ME, I’VE GOT A TILT AND SHIFT!!!111ELEVEN” going on (although these guys probably can’t stand HDR – I’m cool with that…) But, every now and again there’s an image …

alistairBeached boat
Hastings pier

Hastings pier

I have fond memories of Hastings’ pier, from when I was a child. I grew up in Maidstone, and we adopted it as our own beach venue! Crazy golf when it was nice, and hours spent in the amusements when it was raining; Hastings dove have it’s fair share of entertainment. Needless to say wet weekends in Hastings led, in …

alistairHastings pier

Sussex coastal beach huts (pas) à la mode

Be contrarian… If everyone else is doing it – it’s probably a bad idea! I live by this mantra, and when faced with some bright, high saturation beach huts, what other option do I have than to de-saturate and add a vintage feel to them!? (I suppose the retro-look is also fashionable, but you see what I’m trying to achieve…)

alistairSussex coastal beach huts (pas) à la mode

Seaford, Sussex – view from the beach

Had a client meeting in Seaford, and used the opportunity to take a view snaps around and about. Shooting into the sun should be used with caution – notice the (deliberate) lens flare!

alistairSeaford, Sussex – view from the beach