I had to make an unexpected visit to Goring-by-Sea today so naturally I took the opportunity to visit the beach while I was there. I took a few shots on my new pinhole camera, but it’ll be a few days before I get to see the results of those. I’d also taken my camera and a single prime lens with me so I used that to shoot some additional pictures, with the intention of converting them to black and white. There’s something about the contrastiness of sunny days which works so well in monochrome, and the clouds bubbling up in the sky only added to the drama.
As I photographed a shelter on the beach (which I also shot when I was there in January) I encountered an Alsatian dog sniffing around. His owner was having a snooze in the shelter and the dog was quite happy to explore the multitude of interesting aromas around the structure. He looked at me curiously, but didn’t seem especially keen to come and say hello properly, so I contented myself with this semi-hidden portrait of my new acquaintance.
30 August 2019