Photography has been lacking recently in my world, and therefore my happiness. If I’m not creating, I’m unhappy and anxiety grows. In previous years I’ve been lucky enough to be able to take myself off and make images anytime I like but like most of us now I’m relegated to shooting only at weekends or quiet days I’m not needed to work. On Friday past, driving along the coast whilst the skies were stormy and white breakers of a rough looking North Sea climbed the beaches between Bamburgh and Seahouses I wished I hadn’t been working and that I had a spare couple of hours and my camera with me.
So at my first opportunity on Saturday I was down there on that beach by St Aidan’s dunes just north of Seahouses – with the weather closed in, rain falling as a heavy drizzle, winds blowing in from the east and the tide rising steadily it was just like conditions on Friday, just without any breaks in the cloud for some random shafts of light hitting the sea. No problem – I was just happy to be out in great gloomy weather with my camera and a bit of a leg stretch as I walked along to GreenHill past Monks House and back again making images as I went.
Of course with the rain falling and the wind blowing, I spent 80% of my time constantly wiping the rain from my lenses – no one said it would be easy, just another challenge to overcome.
Less ICM and multiple exposure opportunities but more than happy with what I captured of the beautifully gloomy weather…