The luminous coast

The Luminous Coast is the title of a book about the East Anglian shoreline that – of course – is on my reading list.

It’s a title that describes those North Sea horizons very well. I’ve spent many hours walking by the sea since returning to Britain in October. I once read somewhere that the theologian Paul Tillich described the shore as a numinous place, at the border of the finite and the infinite. I have a feeling I’ve used the image in a previous blog post, but I like it and it seems appropriate to use it again here.

Here are a few images taken during various walks over the past three months, capturing the changing textures of the sea and sky, unashamedly subjected to some Photoshop work to capture something of the ambience of each outing. Please click the thumbnails for larger versions of each photo.