Sunrise With Seagulls

I’ve always liked riding along this checkerboard stretch of the seafront promenade at Hastings. Something about it, to my mind, evokes a spirit of carefree summer holiday. I’ve often tried capturing that sense in an image, but could never quite get it – until this morning when I came upon a flock of gulls swooping and circling. I set up my camera and tripod and captured this image – bright sunshine, blue sky, checkerboard promenade with the sea nearby and the swooping diving gulls hinting at the sense of aerial liberation one feels when spinning along a seaside esplanade on a fine summer’s day.