I tried to do a few sunset pictures last year with varying degrees of success, using an ND Graduated filter to reduce the glare of the sun. However the sunsets in East Anglia, dramatic as they can sometimes be, do not really allow you to include the sea because you are by definition on the east coast, much to my frustration.
So I was really excited when I got lucky yesterday – work took me to Sidmouth on the Devon coast – some 5 hours drive from home, and I arrived at the hotel just in time to get out of the car, stretch my tired legs and take some photos on the beach. The temperature was already near freezing as I got there, but it was a beautifully clear day and it was too good an opportunity to miss.
As you can see, there were also some surfers in the water – I don’t know how they stood the cold, even in wetsuits. The water looked icy. So, here are my favourites.