Lyme Regis, on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, is one of my favourite towns. One morning in August last year I left my family enjoying the sandy beach and went hunting for images. I have shared some of my larger compositions in earlier posts, but I also snapped up some details, trying to capture some of the textures of the harbour.
The distinctive S shape of Lyme’s famous seawall, The Cobb, has become a symbol for the town.
The harbour is used by pleasure boats and fishing boats, and there are plenty of interesting textures in the paraphernalia of the trade.
Old wooden hulls contrast with modern plastic fenders.
Colours of rust show up against black doors.
There are plenty of interesting signs as well, some with a sense of humour.
This last shot is more about people than textures, although I suppose the town’s people are part of its texture on a larger scale. Appropriate to its strong maritime flavour, Lyme Regis has a Boat Building Academy. I snapped some youngsters taking a break from their craft.
More from Lyme another day.
Just my sort of photography.. I love the details of life and places. I can see the face of a bad tempered child with a big fringe of curly hair!
Thanks, Helen. It does look rather grumpy!
I love the idea of you going hunting for your images. Good bag!
Lovely photos of a lovely town. Small details and quiet moments really capture the heart of a place.
Thanks. I agree. 🙂
Colorful and interesting perspectives!
Thank you, Sue!
Wonderful set of images!
Just beautiful shots. But they also all mean something. Congratulations
Thank you very much.
Just catching up after a seriously busy week but I did stop and enjoy these when they came through my feed. Delightful observations and I enjoyed the momentary respite with them.
Thanks, Jen. I hope the wedding went well and the editing wasn’t too exhausting!
Great collection of images Rachael and yes, I could see a face (though it wasn’t a pretty one).
It seems slightly malevolent to me… 😉
Great shots… love the sign above the door! 🙂
Thank you very much. Sorry to reply so late – I missed this one somehow.