The Hound was running back and forth over the wet sand between myself and the Wife, when I spotted a barely discernible reflection in the water left by the retreating tide. It was full of soft pastel colours, but the bright light mean’t that doing any justice to the scene was going to be very hard. Then there was a lively thump as salty wet paws hit my side and bits of sand got showered over my arm. A few encouraging words and the Hound sprinted off again in the direction from which he came.
He would soon be turning back, so I had to be quick. I tried looking at different height angles but none seemed right. The Hound was returning so I took some shots more in hope than anything. Now when I got back and saw the pictures I was very disappointed at first, after all it looked like a baby had been sticking its fingers all over the camera lens. However, on closer inspection the ‘smudges’ were simply bubbles at the edge of the water, shells in the sand and clouds upon clouds, so I decided they should stay.
Of course this does also raise the question of how much editing one should do, a question neatly raised by Smithies Shutter. In the end I feel the above image provides a peaceful view in contrast with yesterday’s post which was taken just a few seconds earlier.