It was very calming to have that break from work, take in the fresh air and enjoy the sounds and the sights of the seashore. I've been enjoying taking photos of birds lately, seagulls pit patting along the tideline or sat on groynes or fences. They make me smile how they often sit together in groups, watching the tide roll by and (maybe) sharing the news of the day.
After a more relaxed afternoon at work (although with slightly messier hair than I usually have on a work afternoon due to the onshore wind!) we then headed home in the van but had to stop again to capture the beautiful sunset. I was so glad I had my camera. We nipped into Mudeford Quay where a sailing boat provided the perfect scenery for photographs - gently lapping waves tinged with pinks and magentas, the slowly setting sun disappearing behind puffs of pastel coloured cloud. Swans and coots paddling around the banks and reeds and grasses gently swaying in the wind.
A walk slightly further around the quay found another seagull meeting...
... But I wasn't invited to the party.
I love getting home from a walk with my camera and looking through the photos on my computer. It gives me the same excitement as waiting for a film back from the photo lab - seeing if you've captured some hidden gem, a dapple of beautiful sunlight, a set of geese flying in perfect formation. Photography is such a passion of mine and a little dash of escapism, I must make an effort to get out and about with my camera more. Let me know if you go on any walks around your hometown with a camera, I'd love to see your posts!