I guess the definition of a great beach is different for everyone. Personally I love beaches that are big, windswept, and preferably empty of people. And that’s what I got here at Holkham beach in Norfolk, although to be honest I had to get up at 5am to make sure no-one else would be around…
This is the view in-land. Swivel the camera around on the tripod and then the beach itself is revealed. And a beauty it is too:
Now, getting up this early isn’t easy. Especially if you have to stay some way away from the location you want to photograph. I tease Mrs P that we should really invest in a VW camper van and just overnight as close to the photographic area as possible. The idea gets short-shrift. A certain level of luxury is a Mrs P prerequisite, and camping is never going to cut it… (Click here for previous misadventures under canvas)
And if it does get a bit crowded (at its most there were maybe 4 people on this beach at any one time…), then the photographer can switch from vista to close ups:
And then all returns to emptiness as dusk approaches. Not a person around to witness the glorious colour show. Majestic!