tide

I took another stroll down the beach at Lower Holbrook. On my way back to the car I met these two gentlemen heading out for some birding. Unfortunately they had misjudged the tide completely. with the tide being pretty much all the way out. They asked me if I had seen much and I advised that there didn’t seem to be much bird life going on. They continued on their way and I took this shot a few minutes later – I love the fact that one of the gents appears to be having a tantrum about the position of the tide 😉


I popped back to the scene of a photo I took earlier this week. The tide, which I thought was going out, was a lot higher than last time I was here so I couldn’t get round the fallen tree. I didn’t mind, as this turned out to be just as interesting a picture.

I used my Hitech 10 stop filter, but really enjoyed the blue cast that I got SOCC so kept it, correcting the colour only in the bottom corner for the sand.

After the break, hear how I managed to get cut off by the tide…

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Weird light at lunchtime today as I dashed down to Lower Holbrook and took a quick march around the bay. I liked how (almost) all the boats were apparently itching to set sale into the River at any moment.


I finally found my way down onto the river bank/shoreline of the River Stour in Suffolk today. I had a failed attempt at finding this last week…you’d have thought it would be straight forward really – a big expanse of water…Anyhow, the tide was out and it looked…frankly…awful – this was definitely the best way to photograph it. I’ll look forward to returning here when the tide is in.

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Handholding a shot for a second is not recommended…but I had deliberately set out without my tripod, I’d left it in the car…then I saw this view and thought I’d like to at least try and get this shot. I had to reduce the ISO to 50 to get the slow shutter speed and I then took a series of shots with the camera jammed against my face whilst trying not to breath 😉

You can tell this is the East coast at the moment by the size of the waves! This was taken at Walton On The Naze in Essex.