Seaside photography

by Helen Hooker January. 31, 2020 381 views
Heavily weathered groynes on Blue Anchor beach

Heavily weathered groynes on Blue Anchor beach

With a few hours to spare before I started my course today I took a gentle drive along the Somerset coast, taking photos when I stopped. Just before lunch I stopped at Blue Anchor, to photograph the beach with my pinhole camera and the historic railway station with my new Olympus XA. While I was there I grabbed a shot with my digital camera too and then headed to the seafront café for fish and chips.

Watchet harbour lighthouse

Watchet harbour lighthouse

Textures in the muddy harbour at low tide

Textures in the muddy harbour at low tide

After lunch my destination was the village of Watchet. Here I meandered around the harbour, this time shooting with my 75mm lens – my chosen focal length for February for my Prime Lens Project. I know I’m starting a day early, but I doubt I’ll get much photography time for the rest of the weekend. Shooting at 75mm rather than 15 takes a little readjustment. The longer focal length brings new subjects within reach and I’m looking forward to playing with the way it compresses a scene, apparently bringing elements closer together.

More fascinating muddy textures and what looks like a discarded wheelchair

More fascinating muddy textures and what looks like a discarded wheelchair

I was intrigued by the white cloth tied to the harbour railings

I was intrigued by the white cloth tied to the harbour railings

I’ve published a gallery of my 15mm photos from January on my website here, and you can follow my project here or on Instagram by searching for the tag primelensproject.

Patterns and textures

Patterns and textures

31 January 2020

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Kay Hooker 1 month, 3 weeks ago

All these are great.  #1 is my favourtie.   While in Watchet, did you find the yellow Reliant robisn, just like the one that Dell  Boy had?  It was kept near the brass band rehearsal rooms?   More than likely rotted away by now.

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Richix 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Very nice selection; I enjoyed viewing the photos.  Thanks for sharing them.

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