Camber Sands – Winter

As regular visitors to this blog will know, a small group of us meet locally once every six weeks or so to share our recent images.  For every meeting, we choose a theme, something broad and non-prescriptive, then each create a set of photographs that meet that brief.  Apart from our spring theme this time last year, when most of us decided to photograph daffodils, it’s been fascinating to see the diversity of our images and the varied ways in which each theme is interpreted.

For our most recent meeting, the chosen theme was winter, and looking at these images – full of blue skies and sunshine – you would be forgiven for thinking I had misunderstood!  Nevertheless, as the empty beaches and closed cafes suggest, I did indeed photograph Camber Sands on a cold, January day.  After weeks of grey skies, it so happened that brighter weather greeted us on an unusual Thursday off work, so my sister and I decided a visit to the seaside was in order.

Camber Sands is in East Sussex, near Rye.  It is known for its sand dunes and, in summer, is a popular destination.  We arrived at low tide, when vast stretches of beach were visible, and spent a few hours getting to know the area a little bit.