Photographer's Note

Sandsend is a pretty seaside village in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, just north of its more famous neighbour, Whitby. In the background is Sandsend Ness, which is made up of a lot of shale left over from 19th century mines and quarries. At low tide it is possible to walk along the beach to Whitby. I’m not sure how far it is, but it can’t be more than 2 or 3 miles. In the other direction you can see Whitby from here.

Although slow shutter speeds are more suited to evening or night photography I was experimenting with the effect on the waves, so I closed the aperture as much as I could with this lens. The polariser was used more for its effect of slowing the shutter than for its normal use. I had seen the waves earlier, splashing on the rock, and had to wait ages for the next big wave. I’d almost given up, coming to the conclusion that high tide was receding, when I was rewarded.

ISO 100, FL34mm,

Last post before going off to the USA. Back some time in October.

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