December 2020
The story behind this photograph 
For one reason or another I hadn’t quite managed to make the time to head out camera in hand for some weeks on what I call a 'serious' photography trip. So with great eagerness I headed out on a Sunday morning in December, the weather was inclement the forecast heavy showers with some sunshine, just the way I like it. I headed to the coast with long exposure photography in mind.
On arrival at Newhaven the wind was blowing close to gale force The tide was low but on the turn, the skies moody, but at least the sun was shining.
Long exposures were out as even with my trusty Gitzo tripod with a heavy head there was just enough movement to make this type of photography impossible. 
I saw the possibility of this scene unfold, I was taken with the gorgeous low golden light bouncing off the cliff face, the clouds were gathering and I knew that if the conditions held there would be the opportunity to capture the scene. I set up using my Pentax K70 twinned with Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 used the wide 16mm end and using manual mode dialled in an iso400 which gave a shutter speed of 1/640 of a second with an aperture of f11. The perfect exposure.

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