The South Coast with the Fuji 16-55mm
This article contains a selections of images and locations from the South Coast of the UK. Click on any of the images for a larger ‘lightbox’ version.
I took my X-T3 and 16-55 for a three day trip to the South Coast of the UK. I visited Whitstable, Rye and Eastbourne. The X-T3 paired with the 16-55mm is a good combination. The versatility of the 16-55mm focal range is useful for finding compositions.
The first afternoon in Whitstable was bitterly cold, rain and hail that came in sideways of a strong wind.
The dramatic skies suits the scenery in this area and I felt it was worth a walk out to see what there was to photograph. I came across these wooden beach huts which made for an interesting focal point as the sun briefly broke through the clouds.
These huts are located near to the Sportsman pub which is a great place to eat if you are in the area although you might need to book well in advance.
There is a path that runs behind the Sportsman that leads down to the beach. There are the remains of wooden piles that can make for photogenic subjects.
Rye and Camber Sands
It is well worth a visit to Rye with its steep cobbled streets and antique shops. There are no shortage of places to grab a cup of tea and cake whilst people watching.
Camber sands is nearby with it’s famous dunes and miles of sandy shoreline. I decided to get up before dawn and head over the dunes to the beach.
It can be hard to find compositions on an empty beach especially at low tide but I got lucky on this morning. There was a dog walker near to the water and the morning light turned out to be very good.
I used a 10 stop ND filter to reduce the light into the camera allowing for a shutter speed of two minutes. The clouds have recorded a little movement but not as much as I hoped. These type of shots work well with waves breaking over the wooden groynes but sadly dawn coincided with low tide on this date