Barefoot photography

by Helen Hooker July. 04, 2011 4834 views

After a day spent slaving over a hot computer I decided to go down to the beach this evening for a spot of sunset hunting. My favourite beach was a non-starter as the car park there is locked for the night at 8.30pm ?? no use at all when sunset isn??t until 9.15! Instead I headed for East Wittering, a couple of miles along the coast. When I arrived the tide was on its way in but to get any shots of the eastwards sky with the sea in the foreground I realised I would have to stand in the water. I went in a couple of times, leaving my sandals on the beach but it was pain having to go back and collect them before moving continuing my walk. I then remembered the black bin bag which lives in my camera bag (usually used for lying on to get close ups of flowers at ground level) so I threw my sandals in it, tied the it to my camera bag and paddled my way along the beach! I??d never realised before how clearly you could see the Portsmouth skyline from East Wittering, with its distinctive Spinnaker Tower. To the south the Isle of Wight was clearly visible, with the sky above it taking on a totally different hue. In all I spent just over an hour strolling along the beach and came home with masses of photos, some good some bad, as well as rather wrinkly toes from spending so long wading through the waves!

Looking towards Portsmouth. This couple posed beautifully for me without even realising it! Click to enlarge.

The colours were much more subdued towards the south.

And a final riot of colour as the sun went below the horizon.

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Lukesmom 5 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful! The last one is incredible!

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 5 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful, and love the title so much...

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Olga Helys 5 years, 10 months ago

Great golden colours
So romantic views
Well done

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Tom 5 years, 10 months ago

Nice eye popping captures in colors well done

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Paul 5 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like a great evening!! (Brilliant sea-scapes ...all are fabulous)

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Marsha 5 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like you had a marvelous time! The shots are incredible, especially the last one.....breathtaking....

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Pete 5 years, 10 months ago

last one is amazing

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Moira 5 years, 10 months ago

Sometimes that hour in the evening is the best for photographing , love that first one .

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David Swatton 5 years, 10 months ago

Superb set - the last is the best sunset I can remember seeing on this site

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Josy 5 years, 10 months ago

A set of a soft beauty. I like the impression of solitude enchanted with the last one !

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Beth 5 years, 10 months ago

sounds like heaven to me and a perfect ending to a day of work. love the composition in the first shot and how kind of the couple to pose for you :) the colors in the 2nd and 3rd are amazing it is the same sky! the last shot is powerful

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Lu Bou 5 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful atmosphere! Walking Barefoot is a good feeling!

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Larry Nelson 5 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for the tour and commentary, Helen. Love the last one!

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Mark 5 years, 10 months ago

Love those colors captured in the seascapes. Great shots!

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Jon Laysell 5 years, 10 months ago

What I love about that first shot is that despite all that sky and all that foreground you can tell exactly where it is from one little mark on the horizon.

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Brenda Nelson 5 years, 10 months ago

I love the bold and bright, plus the soft and serene in these shots. A stroll on the beach makes life complete.

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