I’ve spent a lovely couple of days in Bournemouth. I was born and grew up by the sea. I love living in London but I do miss the sea and whenever I get to the coast, there’s part of me that feels like I’m home (even if it’s not the coastline I grew up with). I love the vastness of the sea, the feeling of openness. I tried to capture that feeling in this image.
I was travelling light this trip so I took my Nikon 1 camera with me. It’s a compact camera system that has been largely panned by reviewers and photographers. Even Nikon seems to have pulled the plug on it, which is a shame because I love it. Granted, the quality of the images does not measure up to a full-frame camera. But I don’t think the quality is bad at all, particularly with the prime lenses. And there are times it’s not terribly practical to be carrying a full size camera plus all the lenses. This short break was such a time and I got a number of images I’m quite happy with.