The sky looked like it was on fire over Hartland Point when I took this photo from Westward Ho! a few minutes after the sun had set behind the headland. I had to resort to my old 28-135 lens as I still haven’t expanded my lens collection since moving to full frame. I wish I still had my 70-200 for shots like this! I love that you can see the dome tower and the Hartland lighthouse silhouetted against the dramatic sky. Read More
I love the different colours and textures in this photo of Westward Ho! at dusk. Normally all you see at Westward Ho! is the large boulders, rocks and sandy beach, but the tide was quite low when I took this photo. I wish the sea could have been a little more dramatic. I could have got closer but wanted to get the rocks into the composition as the main element because I love the way they were capturing the fading light of day. Read More
This is another seascape photo that I took when out with my daughter last weekend. I love the rocks at Westward Ho! as they never fail to provide plenty of leading lines which I love to use in my photos.
As you probably know we have snow forecast again for the weekend in Devon. I really hope to get out and capitalise on it if I can. I haven’t taken any decent snow shots for ages.
I took this photo on the same evening that I took this photo while getting absolutely drenched by the rain. I loved watching the rain cross the horizon with my daughter until we got caught by the rain that made it to land.
I like that this photo has a much wider perspective which really gives a sense of scale, although I feel it makes the waves look less impressive. I also love how the water trails in the sand were all present due to the receding tide. The bad weather brought an added bonus – having the beach to photograph pretty much to myself!
Standing on the shore of Westward Ho! or any other beach while taking seascape photos during the golden and blue hours is something I love to do. In this panoramic photo you can see the waves rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean as the tide was coming in. There is an undeniable beauty in the sea, whether you like its majestic perpetual motion or the raw power that is often filling your ears as you stand as close as you dare. Read More
I love the motion of the sea as the waves swept across the shingle as I took this seascape photo at Westward Ho! last night. I was hoping to go to the old pier groynes to shoot them but there were several fishermen around them making it a pointless exercise. You can tell the seas have been unsettled lately; the rocks and beach were strewn with sticks and branches which have washed ashore. Read More
On this night the sky at Westward Ho! was stunning and surreal, it looked like an ethereal painting. As the sun lowered through a small band of cloud on the horizon the clouds burst into really vivid colours. I would have loved to have got some photos with the wet reflective boulders that often line Westward Ho! as the tied ebbs but the tide was wrong, so I had to rely on the rocks breaking the surface of the sea to aid my composition. Read More
This is a seascape photo from last night’s visit to Westward Ho! with my daughter. Although I didn’t have time to get out my neutral density filters I am quite happy to have been able to capture plenty of motion in this photo as the waves swept over my feet.
Because of the smooth angle of the beach the waves cover a huge amount of distance, especially when the tide is moving. I am looking forward to getting back to the beach for more seascape photos, especially when there is good light for the golden hour instead of rain!
I went to Westward Ho! with my daughter today with a small hope of a sunset. As we were on our way we saw the sun disappear in a haze behind the cloud. It looked like we might still be lucky enough to still get some colour but as we walked along the beach the rain drifted in. We took a few photos but got rained off before getting started properly as we were walking to the end of the beach to photograph the steps that lead down to the sand, before heading back to the rocks on the west end of the bay. In this photo you can see another band of rain in the distance that is obscuring the view of Lundy Island. Read More