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Serene Sea at Southport Pier

It’s not in for long, but when there is a high tide the whole of Southport Pier is actually under water. Unfortunately it’s not deep enough to  swim in; in fact, a decent pair of wellies would get you out quite a distance before they filled with seawater!

The best option for shooting at high tide is to take a long exposure so that the shallow sea becomes smoothed with time. This shot took 40 seconds (and a bit of post processing)!

By Dune Prints

Vast swathes of marram grass, miles and miles of sand and an uninterrupted shoreline mark out the Southport coast. Peter Holloway has been photographing the Sefton coast from Southport in the north, to Formby in the south for many years.

Peter Holloway is an information technologist and photographer working in the North West of England.