This event is held once a year off Whitmore beach at Barry. I was determined to get there this year and I'm glad I now went.
The event took place over the weekend and looking at the weather forecast I opted for Saturday morning as it was going to be cloudy and not raining.
As I left the house the weather was cloudy and looked as if it was going to get brighter.
By the time I'd arrived at the beach ( 1 1/2 miles from home and about ten minutes) it was pouring down!
When it stopped raining I went down to the waters edge and used my trusty walking stick/monopod to hold me up and steady the camera!.
The weather changed rapidly from really gloomy to gloomy to slightly brighter etc so I set the camera on aperture priority, centre weighted metering and iso 800.
I had a few trips back up the beach for shelter as it poured down several times and annoyingly the tide was going out so each journey there and back was getting longer!
I had my waterproof boots on so I went into the water a little bit. One chap waded right in with his camera and monopod and he may be my next upload.
I was surprised as to how many shots I'd taken in the end.
The scenery in the background is the West country and looks a lot closer than it is due to the use of a telephoto lens.
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