Formby Beach, Merseyside

Part of the pleasure of holidays (in this instance the Easter holidays) is having a bit more time to oneself to go out to the beach with the camera again (the last time was in January to Saltwick Bay).

 

Being over at the in-laws in Rochdale gave us the opportunity to take a visit to Formby, just north of Liverpool. This was my first visit, so I didn't know quite what to expect.

 

When I got to the beach I was presented with a length of sand which reminded me of Bamburgh, such was its vastness.

 

Not having the Nikon I took this with the point-and-shoot Ricoh GX100. Even though the Ricoh doesn't have the ultra-wide aspect of the Tokina 11-16mm I thought it managed to capture the vastness of the this beach quite well, with the dunes captured to the right of the composition being the only other main feature of this beautiful stretch of beach.

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Taken on April 11, 2009