Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Lee

A collection of pictures from around Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Lee, this is the location where I go to take pictures the majority of the time and the area I know best.  

One of the amazing wonders about this location is that the sun sets to the left of Lundy Island when viewed from Woolacombe during the Autumn\Winter months (after Autumn equinox) and to the right during the Spring\Summer months (after the Spring equinox).  

Poppy Overlooking Woolacombe at Sunset
Poppy Overlooking Woolacombe at Sunset

October 2015 - My dog Poppy and I love to explore the landscape around North Devon. When you reach the high points of some of the walks the views are breathtaking even for dogs. So sometimes you just have to sit and enjoy. From this particular location you can not only see over to Baggy Point and Hartland, but also over Morte Point and to Wales in the opposite direction.

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Signs of Spring Over Woolacombe
Signs of Spring Over Woolacombe

March 2021 - Taken on a dog walk at the start of March when it was still Winter. It’s always a great time of year when the colour starts to appear around the landscape and the yellow of the Gorse here really caught my eye. The sun was out and the sea a beautiful turquoise blue complimenting the Gorse. The view is nicely balanced with the curve of the dunes and beach across in the distance, while people on the beach enjoy the rare winter sunshine.

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Sunset Over Bull Point Lighthouse
Sunset Over Bull Point Lighthouse

August 2021 - Full Description to Follow

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Perfect Sunset Seat
Perfect Sunset Seat

March 2021 - Full Description to Follow

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30 Seconds of Summer Over Putsborough
30 Seconds of Summer Over Putsborough

June 2021 - This is a long exposure of 30 seconds showing the movement of the sea and the many people enjoying this beautiful summers day at the beach. The long exposure meant that if things were moving they were blurred for the period of the capture, but anything that was static remained sharply in focus, including the cars, caravans, wind breaks and tents. I particularly loved how the blurry nature of this photo make it look like a painting.

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Chichester Lights
Chichester Lights

August 2021 - Full Description to Follow

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Dead Calm Dusk Over Lee Bay
Dead Calm Dusk Over Lee Bay

July 2021 - Standing in this position looking this way down the coast is one of my favourite rocky coastal views. With beautiful jagged rocks all the way, from those pointing up at Bennetts Mouth to the outskirts of Ilfracombe in the distance. The sunset behind was casting a gentle light onto the rocks, enhancing their colour and highlighting their sharp edges. The sea was dead calm after days of hot weather and Sea Safari boats heading into Lee Bay providing context of size.

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Summer Colours Over Woolacombe-2
Summer Colours Over Woolacombe-2

August 2021 - Full Description to Follow

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30 Seconds of Summer
30 Seconds of Summer

June 2021 - From Baggy Point - I had the idea to take this picture for a while and I was inspired by my previous nighttime equivalent called “Summer Lights”. The big difference is that this picture was captured in the full sunny light of daytime. It’s a long exposure of 30 secs showing the movement of the many people enjoying the beach and sea over that period. Of course this movement contrasts with the static landscape, houses and also beach huts, windbreaks and tents.

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Summer Lights - Woolacombe
Summer Lights - Woolacombe

August 2020 - This picture was taken on the Sunday evening of a busy August Bank Holiday weekend. It was taken from a high point on Baggy Point over 2.5 miles away! It had been in my mind for a while to try and take a picture like this during a busy evening when most of the buildings were occupied and there was a lot of traffic around, creating the fascinating and details summer lights of the village.

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Onto the Beach - Woolacombe
Onto the Beach - Woolacombe

September 2020 - An image that is familiar to everyone who knows Woolacombe. Taken during period of stunning sunny days in mid September. I was just walking past the entry to the beach and saw the beginnings of the golden hour and the sun catching the edges of the buildings beautifully.

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White Gold - Woolacombe Beach Huts
White Gold - Woolacombe Beach Huts

June 2020 - A picture that was partly possible through the circumstances this year. It was taken just after a period of lockdown had ended and the beach huts had been put in place The ropes to prevent clambering up the dunes behind the huts were not in place, so I took the opportunity to get a unique view showing the white rear-ends of the huts a with beautiful sunset casting a golden light onto the beach.

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