Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

Today I did something I never do and took a tripod out with my camera. It actually really helped to get me in the ‘zone’. Instead of walking around looking all over the place and snapping as I go, I chose a place or a subject and stayed with it for longer, focusing more on it, to the point that I had very little idea what was happening anywhere else around me. I felt self-conscious to begin with but as it wasn’t too busy I managed to lose that feeling fairly quickly. Maybe the start of something, I don’t know. I made these photographs on the beach at Portobello, as both sun and tide were slowly lowering.

The sun raked over the freshly tide-washed sand before anyone had chance to step on it. I tip-toed around it and photographed it before paws and feet arrived.