I decided to let The Monday Picture retire gracefully at 499 posts.
You don’t have to be a maths genius to work out that at fifty posts per year it had been running for almost ten years and to be honest it had lost the sharp edge it once had when I started it to amuse my daughter at her desk on a Monday morning. Back then it was more likely to be an image of two mannequins with speech bubbles commenting on events than it has been since it gained a wider audience who would not understand references to people we knew. At it’s most popular there was also an iPhone app that had a much larger following than the email, the problem with a link or icon you had to click to see the image meant that about forty percent never made it to the website it was intended to promote. Incorporating the image within the email meant I couldn’t track which followers clicked through to the website. Having said that with an industry average in single figures the response I received was well above what was accepted as normal so something was working.
It was fun, challenging and inspiring and there were hardly any images of people, one of the criteria I set at the outset – shop mannequins don’t count.
So here’s the final image, for the moment…
No: 499 Morston Quay
A beautiful morning up on the Norfolk coast last Friday.
Fuji X-T2 & XF16-55 f2.8 R LM WR – ISO200, 1/3000s, 50mm, f4
No: 498 lumière
Just for fun….
Fuji X-T2 & XF16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR
Fuji X-T2 & XF16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR lens – ISO200, 1/170s, f5.6, 55mm
No: 495 Straw bales
Straw bales in Oxfordshire, a scene repeated all across England at the moment, this happens to be in Oxfordshire.
I shot this some time ago with the Fuji X-T10 & XC16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS II. Seeing it at this size doesn’t really do it justice ISO200, 1/220s, f11, 43mm
No 494 Lifeguard station
The lifeguard station at Gorleston-on-Sea beach in Norfolk
This was the first shot I took on a recent fashion shoot based around the beach area, a selection of the images are on my website.
Fuji X-T2 & XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR ISO200, 1/950s, f8, 55mm
No: 493 Night crossing
The chain ferry from Studland to Sandbanks in Dorset taken at 9:30 pm as the sun was setting.
Fuji X-T2 & XF16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR – ISO:200, 1/35s, f3.2 at 16mm
No 492 Covehithe
Covehithe on the Suffolk coast is one of those deserted beaches you hear about but never visit. It’s about four miles north of Southwold for reference.
Fuji X-T2 & XF16-55 lens
No: 491 I’m on my way
Salthouse on the North Norfolk Coast has a shingle beach that extends back from the sea maybe two or three hundred metres. The man in the photo is on the top edge, from where I was standing he is probably about four metres higher than me. On the other side of him the shingle falls away sharply down to the water’s edge. As the tide comes in it’s a popular spot for local fishermen.
Fuji X-T2 & XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR – ISO200, 1/550, f5.6, 55mm