Dawn and Dusk at West Dean College

November 27, 2017

We were blessed with clear, dry, wintry conditions and some beautiful light for the duration of my Liminal Light Landscape course at West Dean College last week.

 

I tutored a talented crew of four chaps and three chapettes who responded to my 05.30 departure-time demands with punctual, if a little bleary-eyed, enthusiasm. In the still chill of a cold, crispy November, we cheerily (I think!?!) frosty-mini-bussed to our locations: Church Norton, Pagham Harbour and the Pagham RSPB nature reserve. West Dean College provided the usual high standards of hospitality, cuisine and IT facilities for our stay in the magnificent house and Adrian from the tech department joined us as chauffeur for the RSPB outing, driving the big bus, as well as being the honourary ninth member of the tog team.

 

Shooting in liminal light at coastal locations is always a beautiful experience. When Mother Nature co-operates with lovely skies, serene seas and amazing dawn and twilight colours it is doubly wonderful. We played with ICM and long exposures, as well as classic views, from an hour before dawn and into the golden hour - and vice versa at the other end of the day. The crew returned to the college with proper hauls of shots over the duration - and we were absolutely honoured and incredibly lucky to have an Adobe Certified  Instructor from Steyning Camera Club as one of the team's participants. The teaching definitely went both ways for me on this one! Thank you, John.

 

And thank you to all the group who made the course so enjoyable and fulfilling, it was a pleasure to meet you all:

 

Cathy

Charles

Deborah

Geoff

John

Susan

Trevor

 

I very much hope our paths will cross again.

 

Here are a few snaps that I managed to acquire whilst out on location with the crew...

 

 

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