18 May 2013

Dawn on the coast of Ghana

A day short of six years and one month ago I photographed the sea at dawn on the coast of Ghana. I loved the early mornings, when only one or two people had already risen and the tremendous humidity hadn't yet become almost unbearable, when the big sand crabs hadn't been frightened back down their burrows by human feet, when the sea fog hadn't yet been vaporised and anything might have materialised from the mist. The light and the colours seemed suffused with a softness utterly at odds with the brutal tropical heat that dominated the day.

[19 May 2007, Canon 20D, 10–22 mm f4 L at 10 mm, ISO 200, 1/50s at f11]

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Lesley said...

I can hear the swisssh of that surf rushing up the beach, Pete! You photograph water so well.

Is it already more than six years since you made that trip? Where has the time gone?

Elephant's Child said...

That is simply stunning. Major heat and humidity turn me into a troll - only coming out at night, so I completely understand why you chose to be out and about and dawn. (Which is often the best part of the day).

Relatively Retiring said...

Dawn is so often the best part of the day, but it must be especially so in that heat. As Lesley says, your portraits of water are beautiful.
Time for a book?
Time to a return trip to UK via Africa etc?

Zhoen said...

The world just opening up.

pohanginapete said...

Thank you, Lesley. Where's the time gone? Washed away as easily as that wave cleaned the beach.

EC, glad you liked it:^) Dawn's a great time of day anywhere.

RR, thank you. Time for a lot of things, I think. Travel, yes; a book, ... we'll see.

Zhoen, yes, it does have that sense.