My fascination with the dunes caused me to return on numerous occasions. I became absorbed with the character of the landscape and decided to be a little more adventurous in my interpretations of the scene.
I also created a black and white image from the third of the group above.
The long sandy beach of Camber Sands is bordered on the landward side by picturesque sand dunes. The dunes are covered with marram grass that has a deep root system to hold the grass in place. Traditional chestnut fences help sand build up and check coastal erosion.
There was a further covering of snow overnight which refreshed the landscape after yesterday’s steady thaw. The day began in bright sunshine but with temperatures low enough to discourage me from venturing out. As a consequence the photos in this selection were all taken from the comfort of the house!
An irresistible opportunity
- Conifer in the farm house garden
Simple but beautiful
I was attracted by the intricate mesh of young shoots contrasting with the sunlit main branches, set against the clear blue sky.
Flowering grasses have fascinated me for many years and have provided a recurring subject for my photography. It is not the botanical detail that interests me but, rather, the way in which grasses interact with the elements – sun, wind, rain and snow. It is the ‘behaviour’ of grasses – sometimes playful, sometimes mysterious, whispering or bold – against an unobtrusive background that intrigues me.
See also Wild flower meadow, Grasses in the breeze(1), Grasses in the breeze (2), Grasses in the breeze (3) and Buttercup meadow.