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Bosham harbour at dusk

Bosham at Dusk

 

Bosham is a very pretty village forming part of Chichester Harbour, not far from the City of Chichester along the South Coast in West Sussex.

As you can probably imagine its picturesque appearance attracts numerous visitors throughout the year, as well as many a photographer. It’s a location that when the weather, light and the tide are all right, you may not find you are on your own with a camera. This is one of those scenes which has to be part of your photo library but I am all too aware that thousands of people before me will have been there and taken pictures of the setting sun; however it is too beautiful to dismiss just because of its popularity.  In fact if it wasn’t for the tide then the tripod holes where I was standing to take this image would be very evident! Despite all of these comments it’s a scene that is hard to resist even if it lacks originality.

This was one of those rare occasions when my Leica M9-P and 90mm lens were attached to a tripod. The exposure time was several seconds long, as the there was little or no light to speak of and I wanted a slow exposure to smooth the water in the foreground and introduce a little movement in the veil of clouds over the church spire. The fact that lights in the houses fronting the water were just being switched on adds another element of interest to the shot.

For those of you who are not familiar with this area, you might like to know that Bosham is in fact pronounced ‘Bozam’ and not ‘Bosh-ham’.

 

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8 Responses to “Bosham harbour at dusk”

  1. LensScaper

    First – thanks for the correct pronumciation, now I can speak more like a native when next in the area. Haven’t yet got round to this viewpoint in our excursions in this area. A beautiful scene – I’m sure it is repeated numerous times but despite that we all want these classic shots in our own collection – they are part of our own personal visual journey. Life would be incomplete without them.

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    • alan frost

      Thanks Andy. Well worth visiting Bosham, but don’t park your car at low tide at the end of the road approaching the harbour. Many have done so and have returned a little while later to find their car ankle deep in water (or worse) because the tide has come in!

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