I will not be defeated by the weather!

by Helen Hooker February. 02, 2017 1806 views

Not the most inspiring seaside scene, but the thin coating of water on the sand created some nice reflections

You know you're onto a loser when you plan a jaunt to the seaside, only to find that the Met Office forecast a storm for the time you're going to be there and then threaten to christen it with a friendly sounding name, like Doris. Sure enough, when I arrived in Minehead this afternoon it was a grey, rain drenched and windswept place - Doris may not be here yet but she's certainly announcing her arrival with enthusiasm!  

Although Minehead beach is very sandy it's also scattered with large stones which punctuate the ripples

I wasn't going to be deterred though and headed straight for the beach, where I found the water line a long way off, with acres of puddly sand and stones between me and it.  At first glance it seemed a pretty uninspiring photographic prospect but I quickly noticed patterns in the sand and water and, despite the driving rain, I persevered and found some interesting seaside abstracts.  

The strong wind was creating lots of ripples in the puddles. I love the combinations of textures this creates.

From there I sought out a hot drink and some chocolate cake in a local cafe before heading for the harbour.  By this stage I had trouble staying upright in the strong wind so I took a photo of Belinda Bee, a boat I also photographed this time last year, and headed for the shelter of my B&B!

2 February 2017

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Loren Knoppi 2 years, 9 months ago

The rocks and ripples in the sand are amazing.. and then I saw the ship stranded on the sandbar - beautiful!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Loren Knoppi 2 years, 9 months ago

Glad you like them! 😊

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Gillian Parsons 2 years, 9 months ago

Love the B&W in these they give a certain mood to the captures.

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Gillian Parsons 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Jill - it was just one of those black and white days!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
David Allen 2 years, 9 months ago

Great set of pictures. Proves that for photography we need bad weather!!!!!!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to David Allen 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks David - you're so right! When I visited Cumbria the locals apologised for the bad weather but I loved it!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pam Brighton 2 years, 9 months ago

You're very brave! Nice one of the stones and puddles.

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Pam Brighton 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Pam. It got to the point where I couldn't get much wetter so I just stuck at it!

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Mark Lineberger 2 years, 9 months ago

Really like the sense of motion through the frame, along with the tonal range. Nicely done.

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Mark Lineberger 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you Mark

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Becky Brannon 2 years, 9 months ago

#2 - love the contrast with the stones to the sand

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Becky Brannon 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Becky!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

Love your perseverance, Helen, in order to provide these excellent images....
I wonder how they get out to that boat, after the tide returns???

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

You know me, I'll shoot in any weather!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 9 months ago

That's the spirit!

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