Friday, January 22, 2010

Walk at Reculver, Kent 17th Jan 2010

I am getting bogged down with the winter blues, and it was so great to get out and go for a walk in the sun.  And on this the first sunny day since January the 1st, we had the ability to get out and enjoy the countryside bathed in decent light.

I have been to Reculver for quick visits but had never walked around the area for a prolonged period of time.  It is of course an imposing, powerful and distinct focal point of the area and it can be seen easily along the coast from many different places. Whitstable to Margate.

The twin 12th-century towers of the ruined church stand amid the remains of an important Roman 'Saxon Shore' fort and a Saxon monastery.

This photo show the view along the coast to Herne Bay and Whitstable

View across Roman Fort area towards the Church towers and wind farm

Path Between the farmers fields and oyster farm

Monday, January 04, 2010

New Year walk Broadstairs & Deal, Kent

What a dramatic day the 1st of January was.  I am putting up some of my shots of sea and sky and other things as captured on a walk on cold day. 

Broadstairs, Viking Bay

Kent is a county of great variety of terrain, wild seas and great light. I am always intrigued by the variety that is found across the area.

Deal fishing boats and Pier


I have been photographing landscapes as an inspiration and for reference for painting water colours. I am just venturing into this area and I am teaching myself, although I should really try to get some lessons. 

Walmer fishing boats

Deal Pier