A Summer Evening on Fraisthorpe Beach

One evening last week I had an irresistible urge to go to Saltwick Bay but having consulted the tide timetables I realised that it wasn’t going to happen. So where to go? As time was limited I decided to drive to Fraisthorpe as it is the nearest beach with the easiest access so I could fully enjoy beach and the evening light.

It was magical. The sunset wasn’t radioactive but was subtle and the sea was rolling out very gently. Using some longish exposures I tried to capture the peaceful mood on the sands and the pastel colours in the sky.

It was only when I faced inland that the sky turned radioactive red so I was able to grab a quick shot of the sky and wind turbine. The evening involved more driving than photography but nonetheless it was extremely worthwhile and therapeutic.

Also see the Coastal Photography Gallery