I may do a lot of mileage for my job but one of the advantages is being able to visit new places. Heading north east, I ended up in Saltburn today and headed straight down to the seafront to take a stroll. I wasn’t sure if the tide was coming in or going out so I started off on the beach. Beneath the pier waves were crashing onto the shingle so I went down to the shoreline to capture some of the drama. Further along the promenade I found some very colourful beach huts. I could see some potential in the repeating patterns of their structure so Ilined muself up and waited for someone to walk through the frame I’d created.
Up on the pier I tried some more street photography, shooting from a low angle to create a different perspective. Some of the other visitors to the pier walked straight into my frame, while others took a wide line for fear of wrecking my shot.
My favourite picture of the day came later in the afternoon back on the promenade. Beside a bench I found four dogs, patiently waiting while their owner checked her phone. Initially I was unsure what three of them were staring so intently at but it quickly became clear as their other owner returned, carrying portions of fish and chips – evidently their stare was one of hungry anticipation!
1 1 May 2018