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Winter light on the Sussex coast

There’s a lot to love about winter in England. When the sun is out, the winds have calmed and clouds erupt like fluffy candy floss into a peachy sky, the effects can be stunning. The winter light is sublime, not least over the dark seasonal sea which seems so much more menacing and destructive in the winter, like a wild beast, lying in wait, ready to pounce ferociously upon the dormant shore. While the summer may provide fair weather views, the winter is more about contrast, drama and suspense. And as a result, beautiful photographs can be found almost anywhere.

Yesterday I was visiting my family in Sussex. As a Londoner, I miss the smells, the sounds and the sights of the coast where I grew up, and make it a priority to indulge in the seaside whenever I am down. Walking along a short distance from Goring-by-Sea to a small café in Ferring, I captured several enchanting shots on my camera. I’m not a photographer but I am an artist. I love beauty and I pursue it relentlessly. These photos show how an impulsive walk along a familiar path can bear fruit of the most artistically fulfilling kind. Beauty is everywhere, even at home.

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Estelle #

    “Beauty is everywhere, even at home”. Agree.

    January 11, 2012
  2. millie #

    Beautiful shots! 🙂

    January 11, 2012
  3. Beautiful set of photos. The light is amazing and I love the ones with details from the colored beach houses. (not sure what they’re really called unfortunately).

    January 11, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Beach huts I think… many thanks for the amazing response!

      January 12, 2012
  4. what gorgeous shots!

    January 12, 2012
  5. Love all the photos.

    January 12, 2012
  6. As always, your pictures are stunning! Do you sell prints or anything? Just gorgeous!

    January 12, 2012
  7. You have a great eye for taking pictures. I especially love the little boat pic. Makes me want to visit the Sussex coast.

    January 12, 2012
  8. Very nice pictures!

    January 14, 2012
  9. laurenturtonphotography #

    Beautiful shots, I cannot stand the cold of winter and the snow, but making myself shoot during these trying times makes it much more tolerable. Thank you for sharing!

    Lauren Turton

    January 14, 2012
  10. What a wonderful set. I really like the colors and textures you captured. You have a good artistic eye.

    January 15, 2012

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