Freshwater Bay

A welcome shaft of sunlight illuminates chalk cliffs at Freshwater Bay on the south coast of the Isle of Wight on an otherwise overcast morning. At the top of Tennyson Down, 147m above sea level and 2.5 km from this viewpoint, a huge granite cross is just visible in this photograph. It is a memorial to the life of poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, who lived nearby and walked here nearly every day. A neutral density filter enabled a 20 second shutter speed, smoothing out the movement of water around these impressive sea stacks.