A rainy return visit to Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex. 

The vast salt marshes are protected from erosion by old Thames Barges and wooden stakes (or "groynes") in the mud - adding to the bleak atmosphere.

Salt Marshes in Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex
Wooden sticks in the mud flats at Bradwell-on-Sea
Abandoned beach hut at Bradwell-on-Sea

Shoeburyness at dusk.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 mk II; 45mm f1.8; 8 seconds at f/11; ISO 200

Boats in sea at dusk at Thames Estuary - Olympus OM-D E-M1 mkii 45mm f1.8

Chiltern Hills, Hertfordshire.

Tree in cloudy stormy sky in Chiltern Hills monochrome
Black and white image of Red Kite bird of prey soaring over Hertfordshire countryside landscape
Landscape with fields and clear sky in Hertfordshire
Rolling hills Chilterns in Autumn
Couple walking in evening fields under bare tree
Three trees on Autumn hillside, Hertfordshire

Coastal erosion is rapidly changing the ancient, iconic white cliffs on Britain's Sussex coast. These pictures are from Cuckmere Haven, Birling Gap and Seven Sisters, where storms and rising tides at this wild part of the English coastline have made their mark. Homes have been demolished and the steps at Birling Gap that were expected to last over ten years when replaced in 2013, have been closed in the last few weeks for repositioning.

beach and cliffs at Cuckmere, Sussex
View across from Birling Gap
path to steps at cuckmere showing seven sisters cliffs
the eroding cliffs and steps to the beach
people hiking to old lighthouse at Beachy Head

Out of my comfort zone - my first steps in landscape photography, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex.

sun shining through clouds onto beach - black and white at Bradwell-on-Sea
Silhouette of beach hut with sun coming through clouds
St Peter on the Wall ancient church in Essex

Out of my comfort zone - my first steps in landscape photography, trying to capture something of the area and bleak atmosphere at Dungeness, Kent.

Further information in this article.

rusted rails lead to weathered shack on shingle beach
isolated houses cut into horizon across bleak shingle beach
old boat against sky
three blocks, shingle, sea, sky
wide paved road leading to house on horizon

Long exposure at Winchelsea, Sussex. 

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus 25mm f/1.8

Lee ND filters

4 minutes at f/4

Long exposure of wooden sticks in the sea
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