Seen at Ainsdale Beach, near Southport. The sun was just setting and the marram grass was blowing in the wind…
En-route to see a client yesterday I took my constitutional 5 minutes to stop at Ainsdale beach. There was total cloud cover and not a lot of light. I noticed a few gulls following the shore line so I went for a longer zoom to capture them flying above the fence line.
It was cold, wet and windy, but the sun was setting, so I grabbed a few shots as the sun sank behind the pier. The wave patterns in the foreground sand add a wonderful foreground interest to this shot.
What do you do when you want to shoot a landscape, but there’s nothing interesting nearby? Use a long zoom, of course! Shot from Ainsdale beach you can see Formby and North Wales in this shot.
Southport and Ainsdale beaches are vast, flat and featureless. As a photographer you have to latch onto any object of interest, even if it is a solitary shell in the middle of that vast, featureless expanse of sand. It’s a good job I like minimal photographs as the Sefton coast lends itself to this sort of shot!
I believe that these paint peeling, faded and jaded Victorian shelters are going to be given a makeover, but I have to confess: I quite like them as they are! Perhaps I should make a record of them now before they get upgraded…
Seen at Fistral Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Surfer dude coming in from the sea.