Posts tagged ‘water’


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

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

Feeling blue

A rather soft handheld shot taken just as I was leaving the beach on a brisk Spring day. But the  more I looked at it, the more I liked the semi-abstract bands of colour in the sea.

Tags: , ; taken on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003

After Jackson Pollock

Taken just a few minutes after, and about 100m from, Surf’s up, this shows the other face of the sea: calm water in the harbour at Lyme Regis at high tide, with reflections of the old lifeboat house in the sunshine. I found the clarity of the reflections and the loop-like scribbles quite hypnotic.

Tags: , , ; taken on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002