I had recently visited the Isle of wight after being unwell with the aim of recovering before I went back to work. I was looking forward to capturing the Colwell bay sunsets i had grown up admiring. I waited patiently and was rewarded so i dressed warmly and headed to the beach with my tripod. I decided I wanted to shoot from the sea so waded in up to my chest and set my tripod just above the level of the water.
I had some hilarious looks from locals and even spotted a few people taking some awful photos of me! but i did not let it stop me from what i had planned, to take some colorful slow shutter shots as the sun went down. Over 3 days i did this and I was happy with the results and finished each nigh at Long beach bar with a nice double shot to warm myself up again. I am now looking forward to my next attempts next summer!
I always love my visits to Colwell as my Mums ashes are scattered there so I always feel like I am visiting her. My parents first took me to Colwell when i was only a few months old and over the years of visits now myself and my husband both really love it there. We love the peace and quiet and calmness that surrounds the island, I love nothing more than driving from freshwater to Ventnor along the cliff road its the first thing I do each time I visit.