MILKY WAY OVER DARK SEA
A new photograph from last night. I took a walk last night with Ainsley Bennett ( and learn't a few things about the night sky - ainsleybennettphotography.co.uk ), down to the dark beach of Blackgang Chine on the south of the Isle of Wight. The reward was clear skies, and a dark dark sea.
WHAT A SUMMER IT'S BEEN.....
A new beachfront gallery in the town I live in and love. And it's been so busy. I've loved every minute of it.
Some fun adventures too: from shooting the Round The Island Race from a 1960 plane with the doors off, to dolphins and yachts from my speedboat.
Thanks to everybody who managed to visit, and all you online guests.
And so many future plans too... my underwater camera housing just arrived so expect lots of storm and wave pictures on the website soon.... and some astro-photography ..and swimming with basking sharks (fingers crossed!)...and of course plenty of landscapes..
Happy days indeed...
Lockdown projects... This is a view from the cliff tops near Blackgang Chine looking down on St. Catherine's lighthouse and the seemingly endless ocean beyond. The skies here seem really big.
I'll often take a morning run past this spot, and have photographed it many times, but never loved the result. I like it best when the sea and the sky and the earth all feel part of the same entity: shaped from the same clay so to speak.
I'm not explaining this well, but sometimes when it's misty and the light is low, it's hard to tell where the earth turns into air and the sea turns into sky. For some reason this makes me happy. This, I think, is what this picture is about.
It's a pencil sketch and a water big messy watercolour which I've then brought into photoshop and completely reworked. I like it, and I hope it pleases you too.