Sea and Sky

One of the things I am discovering as I continue to explore the coastline of Sussex is that the sea is never the same – the light is different, the mood changes depending on the wind and tide, and the colour changes.

I arrived at this spot – an unassuming little place – and took one look out to sea and was immediately struck by the vibrancy of the colour of the sea and felt compelled to capture it – a minimalist seascape, nothing more –  but a view I could happily contemplate for quite some time.


About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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16 Responses to Sea and Sky

  1. oneowner says:

    Sometimes the simplest compositions are the most compelling. Nice work, Andy.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Ken. Having not lived within reasonable distance of the sea ever before, being able to visit and take in that view to the distant horizon is something special. And so peaceful.

  2. Chillbrook says:

    You know how much I love minimalism Andy. I’m reminded of Hiroshi Sugimoto here. A man who has made a real art of the minimalist seascape. The vibrancy of the sea is indeed striking, particularly for the UK. Smashing Photograph!

    • LensScaper says:

      I thought you would enjoy the minimalism of this, Adrian. Its extraordinary how sea and sky can be portrayed in so many different ways and combinations of factors.

  3. I never tire of looking at the sea and sky together, and I never tire of seeing photographs of them, and I’m so glad that photographers never stop photographing them. Thanks for this lovely addition, Andy.

    • LensScaper says:

      I’m glad we share the same opinions on this topic, Linda. A day at the coast, from here on in, will not be complete without an image of sea and sky, even though that same view may have been shot a million times before.

  4. Dina says:

    Vey nice work. I’m familiar with your thoughts. Living on the coast, next to the sea, the sea is never the same.

  5. paula graham says:

    somehow very moving.

  6. bluebrightly says:

    I’m with you! It’s been a long time since I’ve watched the sea – too long a drive for a day trip now. And anyway, the Pacific coast line is so different. This reminds me, happily, of sitting on the beach on Staten Island, part of New York City, on a summer evening, staring out at a similar horizon whose colors were shifting as the sun set. Thanks for that memory! Simple is good.

    • LensScaper says:

      We drove down the Pacific Coast on Highway 1 from San Francisco to LA when we did a fly-drive tour of California and I was very impressed with the coast. The ruggedness of the coast (in places) reminded me of Cornwall and Devon. In my part of the country the coastline is largely gently shelving sandy or shingle beaches

  7. Here and there the least complex arrangements are the most convincing. Pleasant work, Andy…

  8. shoreacres says:

    Our views across water to the horizon are quite different, thanks to the rivers that send great quantities of mud and silt out into the Gulf of Mexico. Brown water just doesn’t appeal in the same way as this glorious sight. It has the feel of Caribbean waters, rather than English. I’m so glad you’ve given me this entirely new view of your ocean.

    • LensScaper says:

      We went down to the South West coast a couple of weeks ago. The cliffs there are of reddish sandstone and the sea close to the coast was reddish-brown in colour due to a recent storm that had churned up silt under the sea. Strange, because it is a place we visited quite a lot in the past when my mother lived down that way and I never remember seeing that sight before.

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