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A couple of images of some amazing sand sculptures created by Simon Smith in St Catherine’s Bay, Jersey. No words required for this post…
I have just returned from a weeks holiday on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. I have a few images to work through from my weeks visit but I thought I would quickly share this one. I was returning from capturing the sunset at La Pulente, when driving along the road towards my accommodation, I noticed how bright the full moon was over St Helier. I managed to quickly stop the car and change lens to the 70-300VR but the moon started to disappear behind clouds. I managed 3 shots all hand held at stupidly low speeds, but the 70-300′s VR did help a bit and managed to pull off an acceptably sharp image.
I managed to get out for a sunrise one morning while on holiday. I drove round the island to St Catherine’s Bay where this tower sits. The Archirondel Tower was built on a rocky outcrop in St Catherine’s Bay in 1792 and was used as a garrison for artillery soldiers. This red and white tower is now linked to the shore by the abandoned southern arm of St Catherine’s Breakwater.
I managed to get a couple of decent shots even though the sunrise wasn’t too good. In fact it became better once the sun came up and started to peek through the low early morning cloud.
Another image from my trip to Jersey.
One of the mornings, I managed to drag myself out of bed for a sunrise. I decided to head for St Aubins but with about 15 minutes till sunrise, a bank of fog started moving in on St Aubins bay. I decided then to move location and revisit my favourite Jersey spot…Corbiere lighthouse. This shot was taken not long after sunrise. I waited for the sun to get above the hills behind me and light up the rocks with that early morning glow. The rocks are quite red anyway but the early light has really made them stand out.
I have just returned home from a week’s holiday in Jersey. I managed to get out and about on a few occasions and take some images. This is Plemont Bay, a sandy beach that is only uncovered at low tide and is enclosed on 3 sides by cliffs. The only access down to the beach is from steps and a metal bridge then from there some concrete steps allow access to the beach at low tide.
This image was taken from the top of the rocks as the tide was turning. This is a 30 second long exposure with the Hitech Pro Stop.