Shafts of light

Our recent day out on the south coast started with sea mist and sea fog. It hung around into the afternoon and then finally started to clear so we took the scenic route home along the coast and near Beachy Head were treated to shafts of mellow light piercing the cloud base and lighting up the water. Subtle light that lasted just long enough for me to find a place to park and grab the camera. Not the greatest of images, but a memory preserved. Job done.

Click on the image – the enlargement is worth it.

 

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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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21 Responses to Shafts of light

  1. Sue says:

    Memory preserved is a good thing!

  2. I love the pearly monotone of this photograph.

  3. paula graham says:

    I consider it a beauty!

  4. shoreacres says:

    You’ve done a fine job of capturing not only the obvious beams of light, but also the more subtle layers and pools. Fog can be featureless — no question about that. But this fog isn’t, and it’s obvious from your photo. It’s really beautiful (says this inveterate fog-lover).

    • LensScaper says:

      The light was fleeting and subtle as I was driving and searching for a place to pull off the road. It was one of those days when fog look set to linger on into dusk, and then suddenly things began to clear. I like the way fog can reduce the world to two dimensions, we haven’t had a good fog for quite a while

  5. Heide says:

    You were right, Andy — clicking to see the enlarged version *was* worth it! Lovely light, lovely image.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Heide. The algorithm that WP uses to reduce the size of images does a poor job, in my opinion. When you enlarge an image there is a huge boost in clarity and detail.

  6. Cecilia says:

    Love it! Beautiful! Thank you and greetings.

  7. bluebrightly says:

    I like the wavy horizon line – how often do you see a horizon with all those curves?

  8. seekraz says:

    I think it’s beautiful, Andy…job well done. 🙂

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