Posts tagged ‘seaside’

Four beach huts, Lyme Regis

Lyme is home to several colonies of beach huts. Glorified sheds by the sea, they have a quirky charm that has inspired me to take quite a few photos over the years. These are on Monmouth Beach, and for a few weeks each spring and autumn, the setting sun strikes the front faces at just […]

Tags: , ; taken on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Fishing boats at Beer

Not such a common sight today – small fishing boats drawn up on the beach. This happens at Beer, a few miles along the coast from where I live. One’s just coming in and the seagulls are getting excited.

Tags: , , ; taken on Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

From dark to light

After a disappointingly dull afternoon in Lyme Regis, the sun suddenly came through the clouds and illuminated the golden sandstone of the cliffs by Stonebarrow Hill and all along the Jurassic Coast towards Burton Bradstock. This view won’t be repeated again, since the beach was remodelled a few years afterwards, so all the wooden groynes […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Monday, April 11th, 2005

Walking the dog

A freezing cold January morning, when my fingers were almost too cold to operate the shutter button. I’d been spending time taking photos of the rising sun shining on the wet sand and rocks, and eventually the sun came up, and a couple walking their dog over the sand of Spittles beach presented an irresistible […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Sunday, January 18th, 2004

Three Gables

Blue and yellow always look good together, and a dash of white adds to the nautical breeziness of this study of beach huts on Monmouth beach. Much more appealing in cold winter light than the sticky heat of August, when all will probably be occupied by happy families.

Tags: , ; taken on Sunday, November 16th, 2003


Sometimes, even the dullest evening can result in an interesting image. Twilight allowed a long exposure, giving an unexepcted silkiness and transparency to the water of a breaking wave on the town beach at Lyme Regis. I was lucky to get away with this handheld, at  6/10th of a second. Shots like this cannot really be […]

Tags: , ; taken on Friday, October 10th, 2003


A chance coincidence of beach litter and calcite-veined limestone, part of the Blue Lias sequence west of Lyme Regis. I used to have lots of time to scour the beach for interesting stuff on summer evenings, but that luxury seems to have evaporated over the years.

Tags: , , ; taken on Friday, August 29th, 2003

Ripples and riffles

I have only ever once been to the Scilly Isles, and was entranced by the limpidity of the water compared to the sediment-laden sea at home. This is a view of the sea in the harbour at St Agnes on a breezy day – unusually, mid-day light worked with rather than against me, because it […]

Tags: , , , ; taken on Saturday, July 26th, 2003


Naturally-occurring bubbles in a rock pool – although it looks as if I added some bubble bath, it is organic compounds from decaying seaweed that produce the froth. (The same that make the foam on beer!) Sometimes, a photo causes a small ripple of excitement when one sees it full-sized on the computer monitor. In this case, I was […]

Tags: , , , , ; taken on Monday, June 9th, 2003

The red boat

Boats and their reflections are a very hackneyed subject for the seaside photographer, but this example, riding high on a full tide in the harbour at Lyme, was irresistible.

Tags: , , ; taken on Thursday, May 8th, 2003