Since moving to West Sussex last autumn we’ve visited the coast quite a few times – in fact I’m losing count. But the bizarre thing is that on every occasion, up until this visit, we must have managed to hit the coast at or near high tide. So it was an immense surprise on this latest occasion to find the sea had disappeared – well not quite, but it had gone a very long way out leaving behind a vast expanse of gently sloping beach. It was one of those moments when you stand still and gasp and take a little while to take it in. And the next thought was: I need Tide Tables on my iPhone
It was a pleasantly warm day, there was a haziness to the air that softened the horizon and there were a few people – like dots – walking the tide line. I had my go-to lens on the camera (18-250mm Sigma zoom) and so I stretched that out to the maximum (that’s 375mm film equivalent) and started shooting. And this is the shot that I liked the most. A couple and their dog.
So much is revealed when the tide goes out and I saw a wealth of potential images. We will be back, I can confidently predict, when the tide is out, quite often.