Sunday, 25 October 2015

Southwold on a Cold, Windy Saturday

Yesterday a group of us from Cambridge Camera Club went on an outing to Southwold in Suffolk.  The forecast wasn't great - various different densities of cloud, strong(ish) wind and rain in the afternoon - so I decided to have a go at some long exposure shots.  The coach dropped us off at Southwold harbour, and the first two pictures are from there.

It's not possible to go to Southwold without photographing the iconic beach huts, of course, but the only difficulty is finding a new angle on this well-worn subject.  I thought it might be fun to do a couple of panoramas, along with the more usual close-ups and detail from selected huts.

Being England at the end of October, there were the inevitable hardy souls playing on the beach and walking along the promenade.

Lunch comprised a stonking plate of Haddock & Chips at the Sole Bay Inn - a great pub which serves superb food and beer, benefitting as it does from being a stone's throw (literally) from the Adnam's Brewery.

Unlike Mr Badcock, who claimed to have had a "freebie" in the lighthouse, I contented myself with photographing the exterior.

By the middle of the afternoon the rain had set in, so it was time for a well-earned coffee and cake on the pier while other people got wet outside.

The rain eventually eased off, so I spent the final hour or so as it got dark taking photographs of, and from, the pier.  The final couple of shots were taken after the pier lights had been switched on, at which point it was getting very gloomy indeed.  Reminder, if one needed it, that the clocks were about to be put back and winter wasn't very far away.