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The Spit

A gorgeous serene dawn provides the light and mood of this shot.

Broad Rife Estuary at The Spit, Pagham

Nikon D810, 14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 14mm,¼ second, f11, ISO 64, tripod

07.38, 22nd October 2016

An uncannily calm, almost wave-less, receding tide was curving smoothly around The Spit and the occasional pink cirrus clouds were reflected perfectly in the water’s surface. Pebbles and breakwater rock provided foreground interest as well as a foundation for the shot - and Mother Nature delivered the exotic colour palette.

I particularly like the way The Spit appears to be moving left to right through the water, parting the clouds in the sky and the estuary reflections in front of it.

I acquired this one on the same day as the minimalist “Simplicity Rocks!” image so it just goes to show what can be achieved in the way of variety of material if you spend time exploring a location and working the scene as the light and conditions evolve.

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