All images - D & A
Location - Saunton Sands, North Devon Coast, UK
Equipment - Panasonic GH1 Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150 f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
More from yesterdays amazing burst of late night light. After a few days of settled high pressure, with warm sunny days, a low pressure system arrived with a vengence yesterday morning. Twelve hours of torrential, incessant rain and nothing to do but look out of the window. There was an end in sight forecast in the late afternoon / early evening and I drove out to a suitable location to wait and see if it would brighten up. By 5.30 I was ready to give up, but driving back through the murk, a bright patch of sky appeared and I could see pools of light appearing on the sea.
The front was passing and there was blue sky approaching. What arrived was nothing short of magnificent. Bright clear light, combined with a strong wind produced amazing cloud formations and beautiful golden sunlight.
Couldn't resist that great English seaside cliche - the beach huts.
These ones backed by the wonderful art deco hotel looking like a beached cruise liner on the clifftop.
As sunset approached the colours in the clouds became more intense.
This was my favourite shot. Beautiful patterns on the beach and dramatic clouds split by the golden sand dunes. There were a few people on the beach but they have been removed in Photoshop. A scene this special should be viewed "pristine." Created by nature and viewed with our presence removed, it shows what vile weather and patience can produce.
Words - D