The walk to Durdle Door
land & sea
Water has always had a draw for me, the sea especially. From windsurfing as a child, to training as a commercial scuba diver as part of a coastal engineering degree, I have always felt a need to be near, on or under the water. Now as an occasional photographer I often find myself perched on a rock, feet wet, waiting for that perfect combination of wave and sky.
For me it is the interaction between land and sea that fascinates. The movement of the water, even when calm, as it flows over rocks and river banks creates a feeling of power and conflict that is intoxicating.
While my preference is for water to be included in my photos, occasionally I do partake in that crazy photographer habit of getting up at an unearthly time to stand on a hill waiting for the warmth of the sunrise to bathe the landscape in a blanket of warmth. If I am honest, those mornings are generally the ones that give me the addictive buzz and the connection to photography and landscapes that you don’t always get when other people are awake.