Whilst up in Yorkshire last weekend visiting Countryfile live North at Castle Howard, I decided to visit our friend in Hull for a couple of days, and to take in the Yorkshire sea air on the Sunday.
So it was ta 20 minute drive to Withensea and with free parking on offer, I thought why not take up the opportunity for a stroll along the beach. My last visit to Withensea was 11 months ago and then the place was quite, this time there was a bit of life to the place with a small fun fair and coffee outlet’s open for business.
So the plan was to take a few images on the beach whilst my friends had a walk along the promenade, and let me get on with taking a few images of my visit. I decided to concentrate on the large boulders which acts as a sea defence and brakes up the waves during high winter storms, doesn’t happen often but when it does it has been known to come right over the promenade.
Armed with my small pocket size camera I managed to take a few different photos and converted most of them in to monochrome with Nik Silver Effex Pro software and brushed back some colour into them using layer masks, not every thing works but for those that did I managed to get some good results.
I enjoyed my 2 hours at Withensea and the company I was with were very patient, saying that I did by them both a nice cup of latte and a sandwich to boot, hope it worked. I would like to revisit the place when it is stormy to see what images can be had , I think there are images to be had here with the right conditions and with those conditions you will be on to a winner.