September 2022 CMMC Pick a topic

Today Cee Neuner asks us to pick a topic from her photo for the Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC). Her photo has blue sky with white clouds, a treetop and foliage. My photo taken on Monday afternoon (19 September) has treetops in the foreground of a landscape with clouds and a little blue sky.

Landscape picture with sky, mountains, foothills, buildings and trees
Cumbrian mountains
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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