Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Evening at the paddling pool

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Any photographer in the UK looking for colourful subjects for their camera could do worse than visit a travelling fun-fair or pay a visit to the British seaside. Not the quiet, refined seaside however, but the glitzy, brash seaside. One of Lincolnshire's locations that fits that latter description is Mablethorpe north of Skegness (another such place).

We dropped into the town in the early evening for a little diversion as we travelled to an appointment further north. After 6pm in the middle of September in the UK isn't the place you usually encounter a temperature in the twenties and people still frolicking on the beach, in the parks and along the main street, but that's what we found. The low sun lit up the scenes before us with a yellow tinted glow and the freshly painted buildings, beach huts, wall and railings positively glowed with deep colours in the evening light. As did the deserted blue paddling pool with its fountains still feeding the water. I took a few shots of the colours that the view offered and a further shot as one adventurous little girl entered the water for a final paddle of the day. To her great credit she went in at just the point where my composition needed some interest!

photograph and text © Tony Boughen

Photo Title: Early Evening at the Paddling Pool
Camera: Sony RX100
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 10.4mm (28mm - 35mm equiv.)
F No: f5
Shutter Speed: 1/640
ISO: 125
Exposure Compensation:  -0.3 EV
Image Stabilisation: On