Shot for the Day (18 May 2019)

Ness Cove is one of Devon’s most secluded and picturesque beaches, completely enclosed by the shelter of the cliffs above. The secluded beach is tucked away, underneath the Ness Headland.

Access to the beach is through the intriguingly-named Smuggler’s Tunnel, which leads the visitor through the rocks of the Jurassic Cliffs out onto the beach. It is not clear whether the tunnel itself was ever used by smugglers however.

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Shot for the Day (11 May 2019)

Wembury Seas

Wembury Seas, taken over Easter, on a trip down to Devon.  This end of day shot of Wembury, close to Plymouth was taken at the beginning of the long weekend . Unfortunately, there was little interesting cloud in the sky.  However, the rocks and sea were at least playing ball.

Shot for the Day (02 March 2019)

Hopes Nose, situated close to Torquay on the southern coastline of Devon, was not somewhere I had been before.  Fortunately, the light was decent and the tide was compliant, albeit somewhat frisky. From the water’s edge, Ore Stone island is visible below the rising sun. My daughter joined me on location for this shoot. It was a treat to share such a lovely view with her.

Shot for the Day (8 September 2018)

Taken a couple of weeks ago at Bantham Bay in Devon, the tide was receding, which allowed me to chase the water line without worrying about my footsteps. Unfortunately, there were no crashing waves on the rocks in the foreground.

As the light faded from golden hour to the blue hour, I took the shot below. The rocks on the right were already beginning to reflect some of the light from the rising full moon.

Shot for the Day (30 October 2017)


After trekking a few miles from a small car park at Huisinis, which itself was at the end of a long single track B road, I camped in a very isolated position, looking over at the Isle of Scarp.

The following morning, I awoke at 3.20am and walked a further 2 miles, to the end of the peninsula, to watch the majesty of the sun rising over the horizon in absolute solitude. The warm, golden light reflected on the rocks in front of me, silhouetting the distant mountains.  This image was a long exposure (201 seconds) as I wanted to soften the choppy waters and elongate the few clouds on the horizon.

Shot for the Day (14 April 2017)

The waters around La Palma island are pretty rough.  Not a location for beach swimming.  Behind where I took this shot was a swimming pool hewn from the natural rocks and filled by the sea, called La Fajana.  I took this shot, looking out to sea, from a platform about 4m about the surf.  The occasional wave still managed to lap my feet the swell was that rough.

Shot for the Day (09 April 2017)

This shot was taken on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands, off the coast of West Africa.  La Palma is often referred to as La Isla Bonita (beautiful island) and after spending a few days there, I can see why. This is from the beach closest to the hotel called Cancajos.  This is a long exposure (150 second) shot of sunrise over the black, volcanic sand. The sun was finally breaking through the permanent band of cloud on the horizon, illuminating the jagged rocks on the shoreline.

Shot for the Day (22 August 2016)

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Last weekend, the UK was battered with gale force winds and heavy rain.  I headed down to Sidmouth in Devon to try and capture some of nature’s drama.  The first shot was from a rock jetty by the sea. I used a Little Stopper, which caused an interesting colour cast in the image.  The sea was a deep red from the churned up sea bed.

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I move along the beach to grab this shot of the waves breaking against the concrete causeway.  The evening sun was behind me but the clouds to the east reflected the evening glow, behind the crashing waves.