With spring now here and temperatures soaring perhaps this weekend is your opportunity to get out and take some pictures of the coastline nearest to you?
These images are extracted from Paul's book Exploring Black and White Photography: A Masterclass
SEILEBOST – HEBRIDES
Seilibost is a breath-taking place to be with its wide open swathe of white sands and prevailing winds that never seem to calm. When the tide is completely out you can walk for hours on these untouched sands without seeing any footprints and as a landscape photographer you have a beautiful blank canvas to work with. The thing I love the most about working on coastal environments is not when the sun shines but when there is an impending storm. On this day the sky darkened, the contrast of tones between the dark clouds and white sands were made more apparent and it made me feel all the more exposed the powers of nature.
FERNBEG – APPLECROSS PENINSULA SCOTLAND
This area of the Scottish Highlands feels remote and is largely untouched so you can easily lose yourself in the environment. I had seen this area of rocky outcrops hugging the sea on an OS map so I parked my car and headed out for a short walk. The geological features are fascinating here and they present themselves as large platforms and sharp crags overlooking Loch Torridon. It was these sharp and graphic shapes that kept me engrossed for many hours on this day and I have been back many times since.