Holding back the tide

Holding back the tide – Well maybe not then!well_maybe_notAnchor Head, Weston-super-Mare

Lazy Sunday Afternoon…

Lazy Sunday Afternoon…

As I didn’t venture out yesterday, I made a conscious decision to get out and walk, again, along  Weston-super-Mare Seafront today. I was surprised at how many people were out enjoying the weekend, old, young, families and of course me.
Whilst I took two cameras, these three photos are the ones I want to share with you today and were captured on my Nikon D80 and Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR .
The  subjects, in the photographs, are all ostensibly engaged in the same activity as was I – namely taking pictures. The difference is, I set out specifically to take pictures whilst for these people it was merely a secondary activity.
[Of course, nonetheless, their photos are every bit as valid as mine]

1. ‘Photo Fit’


This young lady immediately came to my attention as she was running at speed and suddenly came to an abrupt stop, took a photo and was gone in seconds…

2. ‘Three’s a Crowd’


I walked around Anchor Head and these guys were out on the rocks, as the tide was coming in and, well you can see what they then did…

3. ‘Posed for a Photo’

This lady was with a gentleman companion whom she was trying to photograph, as they traversed the causeway. Though after a couple of attempts at complying he just kept on walking; leaving me to take this shot….

I took many other photographs today, though I settled on these for my post. I hope you enjoy them too. 🙂

A Route Less Travelled

Photograph taken at Weston-super-Mare on Birnbeck’s rocky shoreWalking across the rocky beach at Birnbeck a young takes a route less travelled

A young man takes a route less travelled at low tide on the rocky shore at Birnbeck, Weston-super-Mare. He’s head down heading toward the crumbling causeway[jetty] that leads back to Anchor Head.
This was a cold, though crisp, afternoon on the rocky shoreline. I was though more than warm enough if I could manage to stay in the sunlight. As you can see the tide has almost completely vanished which can lead one into a false sense of security – because in the Bristol Channel when the tide turns it comes in again rather quickly and surprisingly quietly too. It can be deceptive.
The photo depicts an almost pre-historic quality to the landscape and indeed it would appear the area was volcanically active at one time, Ocassionally one can experience ground tremors albeit only very minor shocks. Also, local history has it that it may have been hit by a Tsunami in 1607 resulting in loss of life, livestock and property over a wide area.
Despite all of this I love to photograph here, even though it might appear to most eyes that this area is a dull and bland landscape with, unappealingly brown, muddy tidal water. It’s all in the eye of the beholder I suppose.
Camera & Lens – Nikon D80 and Nikkor DX 18-55mm.