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Sunday, 13 January 2008

Sun in Worthing

This weekend found me down in West Sussex visiting my mother. Prior to my departure on Saturday I was, as usual, watching for my garden visitors. The large flock of Goldfinches deserted me on Saturday morning and only twelve arrived. That was disappointing. What was very exciting was that I had my very first visit from a Brambling. I think it was a male but by the time I had registered what it was, it had gone. Fingers crossed that it will reappear although I'm not going to be watching the birds first thing on Monday.

Saturday was a beautiful day with the sun shining. We had a quick lunch then I took Mum out for a drive along the Worthing coast line ending up in Ferring. By this time the sun was sinking and in so doing was lighting the underside of the clouds, and shining low across the sea. There were some interesting shapes and colours caused by this so here was another photo opportunity. As you must know by now dear reader, (heavens above I've waxed lyrical and long enough previously), I'm trying to master manual settings! It really is advantageous to tell the camera what you want, rather than it telling you, especially when you're shooting straight into the sun!

The tide was almost in (or just going out, didn't know the tide times)and the waves were breaking gently on the shore. Not too cold and not too much wind; my thanks to a very patient Mum who'd managed a short stroll along the sea front and found suitable perches whilst I, her erstwhile daughter, stood on the beach snapping away.

This is my favourite shot of the day!




Gently lapping waves.


30 comments:

Pete said...

rather good

Eagleseagles said...

Atmospheric!

Tash said...

Wonderful clouds and the dark dipping fence & foreground make it a very dramatic shot.

luna miranda said...

the first photo is also my favorite. i love clouds like that!

SandyCarlson said...

All those shots are beautiful!

imac said...

Bravo, all great captures


The Team thanks you for your SW photo and helping us in its new venture and making it a success.

Rose said...

I like your series of photos...I would love to be able to just step into each and ever one of them.

Ms. Hays said...

These are some great pictures - Very cool

Sherry said...

What a beautiful place, and your photos are fantastic! I especially love the second one with the bench. Nice work!

Louise said...

Nice light, clouds and water.

Lilli & Nevada said...

great photos of the sky

Tricia said...

Thanks to you all for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Glad you enjoyed your visits

Tommy V said...

Great series of pictures.

Jump Back! said...

Lovely gets here Tricia.

Old Wom Tigley said...

As always.. beautiful ..

Sorry for this copy and paste comment but I need to check all the links work , I also wanted you to know I've been here and seen your post... thank you for joining in with us this week I hope you enjoy the fun of it all. I will try to get back over the next day or two and see how your Sky Watch went on

Tom :O)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely series of photos. Nice Sky Watch!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks to me like you had a lovely day.

Snap Catch said...

Happy weekend! Perfect one for SWF! We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.... Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

Fish Whisperer said...

I really love the sky in the first one. Lots of depth.
Cheers

Donna said...

Pretty Shots!!!

JennWasHere said...

That first picture is my favorite! I love it when the clouds look like that!

Hope you can hop by my SWF post HERE. Happy weekends!

Kay said...

I love the photo with the lone bench. It has so much feeling.

babooshka said...

They are a lovely sreies of sky images. How the sky changes around the world an in a minute.

Raven said...

These are all beautiful. I love the bench silouhette. Makes me feel like I can go sit down and feel the breeze and watch the sun go the rest of the way down. Lovely.

Scotty Graham said...

Tricia, is your date correct? Did you really post this back in January?

Anyway, good SWF...

Cheers,

Scotty

Tricia said...

Hi Scotty and thanks for stopping by.

Yes - this really was January in the UK - when both the pics were taken (at 16.00)and the post was done - amazing isn't it!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

beautiful clouds we don't see many like that around here

genny said...

Nice one in here...Pretty post. Happy weekend and SWF!

fishing guy said...

Tricia: Very nice Sky captures today.

Linda Reeder said...

Love the first one! These shots remeind me of my vista on Whidbey Island, near Seattle.

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