December CMMC Letter R

The photo I have chosen for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) this week is one I took on a morning walk along the beach. As a child using various film cameras I was taught never to take photos looking towards the sun. Digital cameras with artificial intelligence make this advice superfluous.

In winter the sand on the beach doesn’t dry out between high and low tide, sometimes creating a mirror-like surface. I took a few photos on our walk, but this one has reflections of the clouds and some ripples in the foreground. The sun appears low in the sky a week after the ‘shortest day’. Even the calm sea was reflecting the glare from the sun. The tide was coming in.

Blue sky and clouds with glare from sun all reflected on wet sand. Cliffs and a distant hill on the left. the incoming tide on the right.
Looking towards Black Combe with reflections and ripples
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7 thoughts on “December CMMC Letter R

  1. Lovely photo! Interesting that you refer to being taught not to try taking pictures into the sun – I remember that was a ‘given’ back then, and I have also found that with digital one can indeed risk it and get some lovely shots – it sounds, though, that you were properly ‘taught’ which I wasn’t – am slightly envious, as would love to’ve learned photography properly rather than being a hit and miss person who missed out on the technical side of picture-taking! It’s odd, because my father was obviously interested as a young person – we had dome of his photos – but never really took my interest up or saw it as something i enjoyed seriously!

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      1. I once spent an afternoon following the process with a friend from our Bible Study group back in the 1980s. Interesting, fun, and with possibilities for editing etc… another skill…!

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