When I think of places to go in February, when it’s windy, foggy and about one or two degrees, Spurn Point comes quite a long way after Bermuda & Hawaii. It is however, a lot easier to get to and despite the weather, makes for a good day out taking photographs.
Spurn Point is a large sand bank that juts out into the Humber estuary on the north side and is a beautiful and isolated nature reserve. That being said, we didn’t see a lot of wildlife today. I think the resident creatures all had more sense than we did. Because of its status as a nature reserve, they don’t allow dogs, so unfortunately this time Kota had to stay at home, nice and warm, curled up on the sofa. With it being at the mouth of the estuary it has a great feature in that on one side, you have the wild North Sea and on the other, the river side, it’s really calm like a millpond. If you’re in the area it’s a great place to visit, especially with your camera, although I’d probably recommend going later in the year when it gets a bit warmer. It’s taken 5 days to get enough feeling back in my fingers to write this…
All of the shots today were taken using a Leica M6 with 35mm Summicron lens (Colour) and a Leica M2 with 21mm Voigtlander Skopar lens (Black & White) using Fuji Superia 400 colour film and Fuji 400CN Neopan.
By Mark J Hillyer, Yorkshire Wedding Photographer