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Week 6: Postcard views of Shoreham from the River Adur

February 15, 2013  •  2 Comments

I had been waiting for the perfect morning to photograph Shoreham from across the River Adur.  Nothing unique about the location photographically, as it is often used in town publications and postcards.  But I have always admired the row of white painted buildings and sailing masts, which look their most attractive when the skies beyond are dark and stormy.

 

Panoramic view of Shoreham-by-Sea from the River Adur.  Photo by Jenny Rutterford Photography

 

So on this particular morning I made the most of the stormy light, and came prepared with hiking boots - a godsend, since I spent more time rescuing my tripod from the mud than actually photographing.  Above is the 'path' I walked along to get some different views.  Did draw the line at lying on my belly to try a different angle though... maybe in the summer months!

 

Panoramic view of Shoreham-by-Sea from the banks of the River Adur.  Photo by Jenny Rutterford Photography

 

My regular readers will know that I attended a landscape photography exhibition last week, presented by Charlie Waite.  One of the key elements that Charlie pointed out in some of the winning photographs, was the contrast between 'warm' and 'cold'.  I am pretty sure he would have liked the warm hues of St Mary de Haura church in the background, and the red fishing boat in the foreground, set against the blues of the river and sky.

I just about managed to squelch all the way to the end of the path for a more close-up image of Shoreham (below), similar to those I've seen on postcards, although I think I prefer the above photo with the river bank in the foreground.

 

Panoramic view of Shoreham-by-Sea from the banks of the River Adur on Shoreham Beach.  Photo by Jenny Rutterford Photography

 

Just to give the complete picture, to the left of where I was standing, is the footbridge which connects Shoreham town with the beach - or rather, used to connect, as it's currently being demolished and a new bridge rebuilt.  Scheduled to be completed at the end of the summer, so looking forward to photographing the new structure.

 

Building work on the Shoreham footbridge, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.  Photo by Jenny Rutterford Photography

 

And finally, as I walked back along the River Walk, I spotted a wall covered in fishing nets.  I loved the colours, so photographed them up close, and with St Mary de Haura church tower beyond.  Might come back with a ladder another time to get a bit more of the church in the photo. 

 

View of St Mary de Haura church tower from the River Walk, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.  Photo by Jenny Rutterford Photography

 

Old fishing nets, River Walk, Shoreham-by Sea, West Sussex.  Photo by Jenny Rutterford Photography

 

Thank you for reading.  And next week?  As I write this I have absolutely no idea!  Too much rain and sleet to get out there these past few days...  but I'm feeling optimistic... so please do come back!

 


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Brian and Helen(non-registered)
Love the ropes!
Elvisay(non-registered)
Hi Jenny! Love your blog and your inspiration! And of course your pictures! Maybe one day we could get together and do some shooting!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!
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