East Sussex, August 25: Beachy Head Three Minutes Earlier

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Sunset


August 25, 2019; Beachy Head, The Seven Sisters, East Sussex. How calm is the blue hour?

This calm.

This seascape was shot three minutes (to the second) before the lighthouse image in the last post.

(Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 2.3; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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California based fine-art photographer featuring abstract, impressionist, and minimalist seascapes — near and distant — and floral-based images. Fine-art photography can be seen at www.amagaphoto.com All original images on this blog are copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Michael Scandling. All rights reserved. No images on this site may be copied, duplicated, reused, published, or re-purposed in any way without express permission from the copyright owner, Michael Scandling.


  1. Should I utter the forbidden word to describe this? Such a quiet and relaxing image. A fine example of how so little can be so much. I really enjoy the color gradients in this one, Michael.

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  2. Curiously, the ancient Greek original that eventually led to calm meant ‘heat of the mid-day sun’ (compare the related word caustic.

    As tiny as the speck of a boat is, it draws my attention.

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    • Fascinating. Well, I can tell you that the heat of the midday sun on this particular day was caustic. I normally remove boats, but this seemed to want to be there. Similarly with the Portuguese horizon last week. I left the boat in that one too. What has come over me?


    • Thank you very much. The lighting pattern comes from the fact that the sunset glow is to the right in the photograph and the antisolar backscatter is to the left. Looking due south with a 24 mm lens allows us to see a little bit of both.


      • “Antisolar backscatter” – I’ve never heard that phrase, and I really like it! It describes the phenomenon, I think, but it could be the name of – no, not a band, hmm. Not sure. You take it.

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