A curious sight in Hastings

We had a special occasion to mark last weekend. To celebrate, we rented a house in Hastings for the night but when the kids woke up the next morning, they immediately demanded breakfast.

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The remains of an old fishing boat on the beach at Hastings. I’d never have taken this picture had my kids not complained of being hungry and needing breakfast.

I went to see what I could find. This was not an easy task at seven am on a Sunday morning in a town I had never visited before.

It was the most amazing morning and so I took a detour along the beach. I stumbled across the the old fishing boat pictured above.

The sun had not long risen and it presented an amazing photo opportunity. I took a few different shots with my DSLR camera and my mobile phone.

This image, believe it or not, was taken using my phone. The DSLR pics were great, but this image benefitted from the wonderful sun flare (and you know I love a good sun flare).

I eventually found a shop and returned home with breakfast. Helen, Izzy and Mrs Adams were also very impressed with the photographs I had taken.

It being Sunday, I’ve added this blog post to one of my favourite blogging linkies, the #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the wonderful Photalife blog. Click on the badge below to visit the linky.

While I have your attention, I’m just going to casually mention that I have some exciting news. I have made it on to the shortlist of the 2017 Dotcomgiftshop Blog Awards. You can read all about it in this blog post.

There are some great blogs on the shortlist and you will find Dadbloguk in the parenting category. I’m not going to give you the hard sell, but if you do vote and like what I do, I’d be delighted if you spared a thought for me and cast a vote for Dadbloguk!

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30 Comments

  1. October 15, 2017 / 4:53 am

    Good morning John, (yay!Got it right this week!), you’re up bright and early, don’t you sleep? You have managed to catch a nice sun flare in your photo. It looks a little like a hologram and well worth being out and about at silly o’clock on a Sunday morning.

    xx

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:31 am

      Haha, no, not a hologram. And well done on getting the name right! All the best Debbie.

  2. October 15, 2017 / 5:54 am

    I thought it was a (small) viking ship at first. Beautiful shot. Love the sun flare. What an understanding family you have. I think I would have been told off if i’d put photos before food πŸ™‚ Congrats on being shortlisted, well deserved. #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:31 am

      Alas, it was not a Viking ship. The family never did discover why their breakfast was 30 mins late. Although they might do now!

  3. October 15, 2017 / 5:57 am

    Fabulous photo! I do think phones are especially good at catching sun flare.
    Congratulations on making the shortlist!

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:30 am

      I think you’re right Sarah, phones are better at capturing sunflare for some reason.

  4. October 15, 2017 / 7:39 am

    Hastings is just 30minutes down the road but we never think of visiting. Must change that soon.

    Thank you for linking up

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:29 am

      I thought you must be nearby! You never visit the places on your doorstep do you?

  5. October 15, 2017 / 8:17 am

    I do indeed love a good sun flare! There has to be a good reason or heading out so early, forget breakfast the photo is awesome! Congrats with the nomination and good luck with the award!

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Yes, I may head out into the early morning again later this week. See what I can capture with the camera. Thanks for your good wishes.

  6. October 15, 2017 / 10:44 am

    What a lovely atmospheric shot! Love the light! #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Yes it’s the light and shadow that makes the shot I think.

  7. October 15, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Great early morning shot John, I’m a firm believer that if we do a good deed (like being the hunter gatherer) then there is always a reward passed on. Whether it’s nature showing you something amazing or the sunrise or just something to catch your eye.
    Have a great Sunday…maybe everyone can wait on your today πŸ˜€

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:28 am

      What a great philosophy to have Denise. Thanks for commenting.

  8. October 15, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    This is a truly brilliant image… and I love Hastings, it is one of my favourite places ever

    Mollyx

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Delighted to hear you are a a fan of Hastings and liked the image.

  9. October 15, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Love this peaceful photo, phones are the best with sun, somehow the DSLR doesn’t like pictures into the sun. I hope you had a lovely night away.

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Do you know what, now I think about it you are right. The best images I’ve taken looking into the sun have generally been with my phone.

  10. October 15, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    What a lovely photo and the sun glare is perfect. I love how a phone photo is sometimes the better shot. Congratulations on the short list and good luck! #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Thank you for your good wishes and glad you enjoyed the image. You never can tell how an image will turn out.

  11. October 15, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    It looks almost like a dragon boat. I do like my phone photos too. So much less hassle

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Well, it may look like a dragon boat, but I doubt it would float for very long!

  12. October 15, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Congrats on the nomination. And it’s a brilliant shot…definitely shows how early you were up with that sun flare. Hope brekkie was delicious πŸ™‚

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Breakfast was…passable, although incredibly healthy! Glad you like the shot.

  13. October 16, 2017 / 8:56 am

    I love going out and about first thing with my camera, the light can be stunning as you’ve illustrated here! πŸ™‚ #sundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:25 am

      I think it’s something I need to do more of. As you say, the light is very different in the morning.

  14. October 16, 2017 / 11:23 am

    What a beautiful shot. Love the sun flare. So nice to find something interesting like this on an early morning walk πŸ™‚

    • John Adams
      Author
      October 16, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Yes, it was great to stumble across this. in fact I found Hastings to be incredibly photogenic.

  15. November 27, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Brilliant capture. The rays coming down over the boat are brilliant. That’s a keeper.

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 28, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      Even if I say so myself, it was quite a moment to capture Lewis.