I quickly picked up my camera bag and drove down to our local beach in Bognor Regis. As I got there the sun was significantly lower than it was when I first set eyes on it in the car so the rush down to the sea was on! Thankfully when I got down there the tide was very far out revealing these lovely large rocks which would give me some scale to my shots.
I quickly set up my Joby Gorillapod, attached my camera, which is a Nikon D3300, and took some shots. This was the first time I've really been able to use my Tokina 11-16mm lens also and I have to say the range on this thing is amazing.
Unfortunately this also did mean that none of my filters would work with it, which was a bummer because I was hoping to get some nice long exposure shots of the water and the clouds.
Since taking pictures with my Nikon I have had more of an appreciation for the sky, in particular the sun and what it does to everything it touches (this kind of reminds me of that scene in Lion King where Mufasa is telling Simba about the Sun - "Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom.").
I find myself constantly watching the sky now, especially on drives home or wherever. I hate it more so when I don't have my camera with me though!
The time at the beach was roughly only around 10 minutes or so but I managed to get some shots that I am really happy with and have had some lovely feedback from friends and family.
When I was given my camera the Christmas before last I did wonder whether I would find it hard and give up but I have almost surprised myself and really enjoyed it thus far and evenings like Tuesday, even though it was a short period of time, reaffirm why I wanted to get my camera in the first place.
If you want to check out the other images in this set feel free to head over to my Flickr or 500px pages. Alternatively you can find me on Instagram also!
Until next time...!