The picture above is of the Endeavour, a boat with a lot of history and one of the Dunkirk “little ships”. Normally I have to provide a little extra lighting but tonight the street lights and the moon did all the work. The tide was flooding in and this was the last exposure I got before the boat started to move around slightly. I’ve learnt to check now for sharpness straight after I’ve taken the shot.


I went to photograph a sea-scape at the Lobster Smack, Canvey. There is a little jetty there which I have photographed before at sunrise and sunset, I imagined a dusk/nigh-time photo would also work. When I got there, the tide was out and, the jetty was poorly lit and the sky was black with no interest. I may try another day.

Anyway, behind me was the Oikos oil storage facility with a little shed in front. I liked the view, it seems to summarise Canvey quite nicely, areas of housing next to heavy industry and a fair bit of nature as well.

I took a three-shot panorama and the I’m happy with the aspect ratio and end result.

On the dark beach again.

I wasn’t expecting great conditions at Leigh. The weather during the day had been pretty windy and almost freezing temperatures. This small crane on the fisherman’s jetty was getting some strong lighting and as usual the back-drop of Canvey lit the clouds up.  The high level wind was driving the clouds past but at ground level there was hardly any wind which is reflected in the calm sea. The new camera excels in low light where it seems to be very happy metering and taking long exposures without needing a second shot for noise reduction.

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