If you’ve been following my blog this week you will know there has been a common, but somewhat contrived, thread to a trilogy of Posts of which this is the last. ‘Undulation’ is the word I’ve used to link them. First there was undulating water in Fast Flowing Water. Then undulating hills in Light on Green. And today it’s a rippled beach on a fine day.
Today’s image comes from Cleveleys, just North of Blackpool on the Lancashire coast. We stopped off here on our return south from the Lake District for our annual visit to Bispham cemetery to say ‘Hello’ to my wife’s parents who were born and spent much of their lives in Lancashire including Blackpool.
The beach along miles of coastline in this area is of pristine near-level sand. When the tide goes out it goes OUT a very long way, And when the conditions are right, when the breeze blows, the sand is ruckled, and seawater pools in the hollows. All you need then is Sun and you have a dazzling display of light. A photographer’s delight.
We didn’t have long on the beach but there was enough time to get this shot. It needed people, and three was enough – the fourth has been exterminated in the processing. It was difficult to get the right colour balance and I have opted for a slightly high key result which I hope gets across the lightness, brightness, and consequentially I hope, the overpowering feeling of delight that scenes like these can bring.