Deceptive Calm

Early last month I had decided to venture out with a camera to see if there was anything worth capturing on a clear winter’s day on the South Coast of the UK. In the end I wound up at Mudeford Quay, near Christchurch, and discovered “the Run” – the narrow channel that connects Christchurch harbour to the English Channel – was practically motionless, with next to zero sign of moving water, and just the gentlest of swell formed where the outbound current met the waters of Christchurch Bay.

Given how turbulent this location normally is, either this was a rare event, or I was lucky enough to catch this precisely as the tide turned.