Wet limestone rocks reflect the glow of a sunset at Kilve Beach, Somerset. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Finding Edges

Kilve Beach, Somerset

In my opinion Kilve Beach is one of the hardest beaches to photograph. While its limestone pavements are wonderfully detailed and interesting, there's so many of them that it can be difficult to create a neat picture of the beach. Add to that the effect of tide height and weather and it becomes a real challenge. But challenges are what making photographs is about. During this visit the tide height was suitable and the sky had some interesting cloud cover. Nevertheless it wasn't until a while after sunset that I made this image. It was so dark that focusing was a process of trial and error. But it was worth it to capture the light highlighting the edges of the limestone rocks underfoot.

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