Seastate (Peverill Point & Rain), Swanage

This is one from an ongoing series trying to catch the ferry going along the horizon in long exposure. I'm only down in Swanage once every couple of months and with weather, tides and daylight hours all varying, it's taking a while to catch it. The timetable seems to have changed, so I missed it again.

 

Out at night, with a high tide and thick rain thrashing against the rocks, I shot this one anyway, and kept it for the impression it gives of the storm - that purple sky is SOOC. By the time I'd finished (this is a twenty minute exposure!), the tide had trapped me on the point and I had to climb up the crumbling defense tower to escape.

 

The more I take pictures, the more I realise bad weather outclasses good every time. I'm lucky now to have a supposedly weatherproof camera, but I also protect it with a thick bubble wrap sheet clipped on with a flexible ruler!

 

Have a wonderful week everyone!

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Taken on October 29, 2011