Harbouring thoughts.

In photography, you can prepare your photo trips carefully so that you know what to expect when you get to your location. Or, you can just grab your camera, a couple of lenses, some filters and perhaps your monopod and take potluck. You can get to a location not knowing exactly what to expect but once you’ve had a walk around you then start to see photographs.

This is what happened with the following series. We had arrived in Seahouses a little coastal town in Northumberland where we were staying as a base for more detailed and planned photo trips around the area. We had arrived latish in the afternoon and before the light went and we retired to a local hostelry we decided to walk around the harbour to see what we might photograph.

The wind coming off the north sea felt like it was ripping the skin off our faces and it buffeted us as we walked around the harbour wall. But, eyes screwed against the wind, we found pictures to take.



Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon 18-135mm F3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR

This image just appealed to me as I spotted all of the objects on the side of the harbour. There was the complementary blue of the gloves in the bottom corner in contrast to the yellow of the steps in the top and the rusted bollard and rope added to the confirmation of what type of location we were in.



Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon 18-135mm F3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR

I caught this shot of the seagull just before another blast of wind caught him and threw him into the air again. I liked the humour of him standing atop the wall with the warning sign below him, hence the title.



Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon 18-135mm F3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR

Along the seawall, there were a lot of small boats hauled up onto the side being repaired and painted during the winter. This post was one of a number supporting a boat that was being painted. I was crouched down trying to take the picture but it was very dark and flat, then suddenly a shaft of sunlight lit the side of the boat and I had my picture.


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