Spurn Point 2015

Inspired by finding the 2011 shot of Spurn Point (the subject of the last post), and realising it had been nearly five (eventful) years since I last visited, on Sunday I plugged the Point’s co-ordinates into the Sat Nav, turned on the engine, and headed due East.

Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point 2015 | Sigma Quattro DP0 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Two hours in,  and five minutes before it was deemed too dangerous to cross, I was stumbling across the sand, silt and mud of the breach that at high tide turns the Point into Yorkshire’s only island.  I was now trapped! … at least for the next hour and a half.

Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Heading down the three miles to the end of the Point my motivation and inspiration were low, the tide too high, the wind too strong, my patience non-existent; I wished I’d headed up the coast, to Scarborough, or to Robin Hood’s bay, but I was stuck!

Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Rounding the tip of the Point I watched the boats go past, taking their cargo up the Humber, and then began the slow slog back to the car.

Spurn Point | Sigma Merrill DP3 | www.richardjwalls.com
Water Tower, Spurn Point | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Stopping to take some shots of the old water tower, I noticed the sky taking on a pink tinge, but it did nothing to lift the mood.

Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

But as I marched up the sands, the tide was literally turning, the spit widening, the sky becoming more interesting …

Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

… and the last 30 minutes I found myself, as I often do, lost in the moment.

Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point Sunset | Sigma Quattro DP0 | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point Sunset | Sigma Quattro DP0 | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point | Sigma Quattro DP0 | www.richardjwalls.com
Spurn Point Sunset | Sigma Quattro DP0 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

All good things come to those that wait!

Shooting Notes

Sigma Quattro DP0 & Sigma Merrill DP3, ISO 100, all using the obligatory tripod, all post processed using SPP and Lightroom.

Light was slowed down using B&W ND filters.

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