Romney Marsh and Dungeness

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Romney Marsh and Dungeness

Yesterday dawned foggy, Yay, I said to myself, perfect day to take the GFX50 to Romney Marsh for some moody, spooky marshland photography. I drove for 1 and a half hours in a pea souper, then as I descended to the marsh, the fog vanished. By the end of the afternoon, it was clear blue skies and a winter sunset. Then on the way home, the fog reappeared.

Still had a fun day, despite inadvertently wandering into an army firing range before thinking better of it.


I've put a gallery of the day up on my website:

An odd place for a caravan, under the pylons of Dungeness nuclear power station...

Looking across the marsh from Jury's Gap coastguard houses

Foggy and spooky? Er, no.

Romney Marsh is reclaimed land, drained by a network of drainage ditches, called "sewers" locally, although they are not. Where I come from, also low lying, we called these "rhynes" (pronounced reens). This one crosses Romney to Dungeness, you can see the nuclear power station.

This trip may be my last handheld, wandering around trip with the 50s. I find the camera too heavy and bulky, it distracts me from looking for compositions. Best used from a tripod, I feel, where it is excellent for long exposures. For handheld meandering, I find small cameras more practical. Especially with a superzoom.

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