Monday, 9 March 2009

Sunderland Point

I would normally say that a photograph is much more powerful than words. This is a photo of the bore at Sunderland Point. Now this surge of a flood tide may not look exceptional, and the weather is fine so risk of danger was low, but it is quite a sight and it can be dangerous. Enlarge the picture and guess how the estuary will change with just one wave. It is also useful to hear the bore and you can appreciate the power behind this wave even if it is less that two feet high.

This photo highlights the need for patience in landscape photography. You can wait for a long time to see the light fall in the way that you want it to on a mountain in the Lake District and you still might not get the photo that you want. At least the bore will let you hear when it is approaching.

Happy snapping

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