One of the joys of a bright summer day, few though they may be, is the way the intense light creates a new zone of interest beneath a tall object.

A classic example, here, is the Race Office of the Morecambe Sailing Club (MSC). It sits high, overlooking Morecambe Bay on the edge of the town centre.

The Race Office sits on an engineered platform made from sections of steel lattice. It’s a simple and stark structure, but visually fascinating.

From the bright promenade, I noticed the deep shadows beneath the structure. Moving beneath the tall supporting pillars, I was surrounded by muted shadow effects that captivated the eye. After that, it was simply a matter of finding the best angles to highlight the ususual perspectives on offer.

The final image, below, is of the MSC Race Office, photographed at ‘surface level’.

(Above: the MSC Race Office)

©Stephen Tanham

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.

4 Comments on “Still Light : what lies beneath

  1. Dramatic pictures, Steve. Morecambe looks to have wonderful potential for a photographer with an eye. Coincidentally, I follow a landscape photographer called Henry Turner, on Youtube, who lives in Morecambe. I’ve enjoyed his videos of capturing sunsets from there.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Michael. Morecambe’s unique in having such an expanse of seafront…and most of the Lake District to be seen from it!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: