I often see silhouetted figures out on the edge of the tide digging for bait, toiling away filling buckets of ragworms and lugworms. I’m glad that I was able to capture this image, my first with a telephoto lens (Canon FD 70-210mm) – I like the bands of colour and the tiny contrast of the yellow bucket in the centre of the frame.
This photos was an experiment with a long exposure to get that glassy look to the sea paid off. Taken as RAW at ISO100, this was a 30 second exposure at f/18.0 on a Canon 550d, developed in Lightroom.
Taken a few weeks ago, the crescent moon set all the way to the horizon. Here is a view of it looking across Swansea Bay towards Mumbles. I’m glad that I had my camera handy.
After a year living in London, and enjoying its multifarious opportunities, Tehmina and I have moved again. We have left the country. England, that is.
Our new home is Swansea, in Wales. Tehmina has started a new job at the University of Swansea’s Department of History and Classics looking at the “local and global worlds of Welsh copper”. I continue my role at Wessex Archaeology working remotely and travelling in to WA’s Salisbury headquarters a couple of times a month.
This is totally new territory for both of us, and we’re really enjoying Swansea so far. We are lucky enough to live close to the sea, and words cannot express how wonderful it is to see it every day.
A word of thanks must go out to the authors of the Living in Swansea blog for chronicling their experiences of moving to here, and for some reassuring replies to my comments!
I have also moved this blog away from a shared hosting environment to its own virtual server (OK, so still shared a bit). I am also going to make more time for writing. There’s something about being by the sea that makes me feel more creative!