Colourful sunset – Weston Super Mare

The sky looked active and promising for a good sunset this evening so risked the rush hour traffic and got to the sea front in time to see the sun nearing its setting – lighting up the Wheel and casting strong shadow on the ugliest new building in the town.

Sunset on the wheel-3440Turning around to face the sun the view was beautiful – a lone runner made a good focus for this shot. Thanks to the A1 CameraClubWeston – a tip I learned was to close down the aperture to f22 to get the modest starburst effect.

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Turn back towards the town and the gathering clouds loomed and glowed.

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Turn again towards the “sea” and the reflections caught my attention for the next image to make.

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Showing again how it always pays to look behind you when photographing a sunset 🙂

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A dedicated photographer of the environment, weather, landscape and its inhabitants, I have assembled a collection of awe-inspiring images for this exhibition. Many in colour, but a number in black & white - a medium which suits my love of the dramatic in photography. Starting from these photographs, I have produced linocuts and woodcuts as well as sculptures in wood. Each of these inspired by what is seen on my many walks in the region and beyond. A passionate experimenter, I am enjoying working with antique cameras and alternative photographic processes to make images that are more about conveying feeling, emotion, memory than they are about being a pixel perfect record of a moment in in time.

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