On The Beach...

You know those days when you think about the last time you were on a nice beach? That time when the sun was high in a cloudless sky, the thermometer was pushing up towards ninety and the suncream was being liberally applied? Well, this wasn't one of those days...

This is Hornsea on the north east coast of England, on a grey, cold, very wet, windy, December day. The North Sea was pounding the beach and the seagulls, normally in abundance, took the wiser option of taking shelter. But there was I, soaked to the skin, with lots of other people... Well, with hardly anyone else on the beach, actually. I wonder why?!! But, as the saying goes - no pain, no gain.

So, time for some long exposures - to smooth out the sky and the sea. And process in black and white to add a little more impact...