Tenby Harbour

Tenby Harbour Ilford FP4 125

The Harbour in the town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire, Wales taken on a beautiful sunny, summer’s day (I know hard to believe but that does sometimes happen in Wales). Me and my girlfriend had gone camping this weekend and visited the town, a place I hadn’t been since I was a child as far as I can remember. As you can see from how exposed the sky is, especially to the right of the frame, it was a wonderfully sunny day, although pretty windy since this is the seaside and there’s nothing to stop the wind rushing over the sea towards you. What I like most about this photo is how easy it would be to assume this had been taken long before digital had been invented, the whole scene looks like a postcard from a Victorian holiday as much as one from the modern day, except for a few subtleties of course. I also like how this follows the standard two thirds rule, with the harbour and sea front taking up the vast majority of the bottom right and centre of shot and the vast emptiness of sea and sky to the top and left, to me it signifies humanity clawing at nature, the harbour wall jutting out into the sea and giving us a bit more land for us to spread ourselves over. Apart from that, well who doesn’t like nice summer’s day harbour scenes?

I took this on my Nikon FM and 28mm lens using Ilford FP4 ISO 125 film.

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