I fancied a change of scene, and a breath of sea air. Struck down with a severe man cold over Xmas and New Year, I needed to get outdoors. Hearing that Storm Eleanor was headed our way, I thought about going over to the west coast to try and get some images. I checked the tide tables and high tide at New Brighton was around 11 am, after a couple of hours drive through Cheshire I made it just as high tide arrived. I'm glad I made the trip, the wind and the high tide made for some great images.
The view out into the sea was just mental, waves crashing into the promenade as high as fifty feet, our weather can be very spectacular. The light was not on my side sadly. I was hoping for some slanting winter sun to highlight the surf, but although we had a fleeting glimpse it stayed pretty much overcast. I got caught out a few times and ended up at one point in 2 foot of salt water, annoyed that I had left my gloves behind, my hands after a couple of hours were pretty cold.
Still it made for an eventful outing, and to witness the power of the ocean and the force of nature, was a real delight. All the images were shot with a Pentax 645Z, using the 35mm 45-85mm and the 80-160mm, all the shots were handheld, to breezy for the tripod. Hope you enjoy the images.