The WordPress Reader may destroy the composition of this image – so if you are viewing it in the Reader and don’t see people (on the left) and cottages (on the right) as intended – and understandably think what a boring image – please open the Post so you can view it properly.
Regular readers will remember a number of posts from Birling Gap, just a couple of miles East of this point. Click here to view the most recent. My son and I left Birling Gap late in the afternoon but were still determined to walk out to the sea at Cuckmere Haven as well. It was approaching dusk as we neared the gravel bar above the high water mark. The cottages, so often the foreground of images shot along the Seven Sisters cliffs, stood stark against the sky, and people – reduced to silhouettes – walked along the gravel bar.
We made it back to the car as darkness fell. Back home a decision about how to process the RAW file was a no-brainer. It was my kind of B&W – upping the contrast, paring down the frame to the essentials. Click on the image to see a far better enlargement.