These spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are on Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.Continue reading “Another Place”
If there is a stretch of coast in Scotland that has a string of fishing villages more picturesque than those of the East Nuek of Fife I do not know where they are. On a warm summers day the villages of Elie, St Monans, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail and the coast line between them are simply stunning. On a clear day the coast affords views out across the Firth of Forth to North Berwick and the Isle of May with Dolphins a common site and breading birds a plenty, it is a simply wonderful spot.Continue reading “East Neuk of Fife”
Lying 16km off the South Ayrshire coast the small island of Ailsa Craig makes a unique sight. The island is the result of an igneous intrusion of very hard granite that has resisted erosion around it thus leaving it standing pround as a very distintive plug. The island is famous for its Blue Hone granite from which all the best Curling stones are made.
New Brighton offers not only oportunities with the Lighthouse but also a number of groynes that have presumably been built to prevent the areas beaches being washed into the Mersey River.
The groynes make great abstract subjects at half tide.Continue reading “More Long Exposure”
I finally got around to a little photo expedition that I have been planning for some time. I had seen online some interesting photographs of the lighthouse at New Brighton on the Wirral and thought that I would like to give it a go with my ND filters and resultant long exposures.Continue reading “Long Exposure in New Brighton”
It was all looking so promising.
Good sunsets have been a rare thing of late in Fuerteventura – the photographers curse of cloud on the horizon has been an all to frequent phenomenon over recent weeks. But this evening looked promising for a decent El Cotillo show, cloud was moving down from the north giving some nice broken cloud over the island but the sky to the west over the Atlantic was clear so it looked good for the sun getting under the island cloud and thus giving that much desired fiery show.
The west coast of Fueteventura is a largely rugged and remote with hardly any safe harbours. Access is generally difficult without a 4×4 – only a handful of spots are accessable by surfaced road.
Burgh Island is a tidal island just off the coast of south-west Devon. At high tide the island and its Art Deco hotel can be reached by a sea-tractor at low tide you can walk across the sand causeway. The island is visible from many miles along the coast.
On duty to help out unfortunate swimmers and surfers at Bantham Beach the RNLI Lifeguards have a range of lifesaving gear at their disposal and which for the photographer make strong colourful subjects.
Fort Boyard is a fort located between the Île-d’Aix and the Île d’Oléron in the Pertuis d’Antioche straits, on the west coast of France. Though a fort on Boyard bank was suggested as early as the 17th century, it was not until the 1800s under Napoleon Bonaparte that work began. Building started in 1801 and was completed in 1857.
Ile d’Oléron is the largest of France’s Atlantic islands.
Dotted along the banks of the Gironde Estuary are circa 400 wooden fishing huts which have been built on stilts. Their main implement is a square pulley-operated net (or “filet carré”) which has given the humble shacks their name “carrelets”.