St Abbs Head, Berwickshire
Britain has an amazing coastline full of variety. In a few miles the landscape can change from wide sandy beaches backed by a rolling dunescape of marram grass to rocky headlands, low exposed cliffs and beaches full of boulders. Nowhere is this more evident than in the short stretch of coast from Bamburgh to St Abbs Head.
We joined the Berwickshire coastal path at the fishing village of St Abbs and wandered the well trodden route along the cliff edge to the lighthouse at St Abbs Head. The day was bright although not continuously sunny and the wind blew from a cold north easterly direction. The surf pounded onto the rocks sending a fine mist into the air. Despite all the bluster it was a lovely day and the walk was invigorating. Being January the red cliffs were deserted, but in the summer these are teeming with seabirds who come here to nest and raise their young.
As the sun sank slowly towards the horizon it cast a gorgeous golden glow across the rolling landscape which was surprisingly green for the time of year. The cliff top was an amazing vantage point for this quintessentially British view.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon 24 – 70mm F2.8
Settings: F8 at 1/80 second
Grid Ref: NT 91670 67817
Inspiration: Early evening light
Date shot: 02/01/2017