Two fishermen at dusk

Photography and words by
Two fishermen at dusk, West Runto, near Cromer, Norfolk, England, UK

Two fishermen at dusk, West Runton, Noerfolk, England

Two fishermen fishing at dusk.

These two looked like they were settled inside their waterproof waders for the foreseeable future as they cast their lines out as the night drew in.

Minutes before, the beach was awash with sounds of children and families playing…and then, just like birds roosting…they all disappeared…leaving the fishermen and the photographers!

And a few minutes later it was dark….so I have no idea if they caught anything…..

Road Trip

Photography and words by
Blandford Forum, Dorset, England, UK

Blandford Forum High Street, Dorset, England, UK

This photograph was taken whilst cycletouring through Dorset in England and beyond…which is why I have submitted it to the photofriday photo challenge, whose subject this week is ‘road trip’.

This photograph is really just a snap, taken whilst stuck in a traffic jam in the middle of the day….I think everyone in the town and on a lunch break, had decided to get in their cars and drive….!

So, idling away the time whilst resting my weary limbs on a traffic island in the middle of the gridlocked road, I pointed my camera slightly upwards to avoid the eyesore of the cars, and captured the rooftops and tower against a rather bland sky.

I quite liked the composition though….and although the sky was featureless, it is amazing how much detail is sitting there waiting to be utilised should the photographer so wish.

Anyway…this is my road trip…or at least one of many photos from my many little road trips on my bicycle that I embark on from time to time…

I am currently converting an ebook I wrote into a series of blog posts. The ebook is called Creatively Composed and is free in return for a newsletter signup….and I am converting the book into a series of blog posts…So why don’t you download the book and tell me what you think..!? It contains all my compositional ‘secrets’….

Lone figure walking along the beach

Lone figure on the beach, Ostend, Belgium

I had previous ignored this image. I don’t know why, so I casually processed it almost on auto pilot and was happily impressed with the richness of the yellows when I increased the contrast.

I do love beaches as I’ve already said…they are so peaceful. This one had a biting wind that whipped up the sand and flung it everywhere!

By the end of the day I had a very rough face…Free exfoliation!

Anyway…There were loads of people on the beach and I had to wait for groups of people to leave until I got this one with the lone figure.

I took quite a few photos from this stretch of coastline, so I will post them up here over the coming days. They are all sort of ‘unglamorous’ middle of the day beach photos that I thought had atmosphere at the time, and needed a bit of work on the computer to bring out that atmosphere.

On another note, I have a couple of free ebooks up on the website…one of them is about how I compose my images…which I am adapting into a series of blog posts on my other wordy blog, so you can read stuff there…or download it from here for free to read the whole thing in one go.