DAY 31: 7:52am WESTOVER DOWN WOODS, BRIGHSTONE
The Sunrise Diaries... Early mornings... 365 days... The attempt to photograph every dawn of 2017 continues...
DAY 28: 7:47am ST CATHERINES ORATORY (known locally as The Pepper Pot)
DAY 30: 7:45am YARMOUTH HARBOUR WALL WITH PENGUIN
DAY 26: 7:49am OAK TREE, BRADING MARSHES
Sunrise Diaries prints will available to buy on the website soon... Watch this space!
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.