Just before our first lockdown, back in March, I had a hankering for a walk along the pier at Southend. Sadly that day it was closed, so instead I headed for Clacton. Today, the day before our second lockdown I finally made it to Southend, and I had the perfect day for it.
Under sunny skies and with barely a breath of wind I walked the length of the pier (all 1.3 miles of it), photographing anything which took my fancy along the way. After lunch I wandered back and enjoyed a caramel ice cream on the promenade – truly a miracle for November!
My final act before heading home was to try out some double exposures with my hired Fujifilm X100V. It has many more creative options than my Lumix cameras, although I barely scratched the surface. From a vantage point beside the shore end of the pier I played with combining the architecture and some texture from the sea as it lapped gently beside my feet.
4 November 2020