Southsea is my home. I’ve lived here
for over 50 years and have discovered that my forebears lived on Portsea Island as long ago as the mid 1700s. The sea surrounding Portsea Island is the best of two worlds – a built up sea front offering a cycle route, places to walk, historic monuments, piers and cafes, and a wild less frequented area, where on occasions seals have been spotted.
As always, the golden hours of dawn and dusk are the times for photography. As this is my home, it is easy to work out where the sun is likely to give the best shots. But laziness can mean that I do not make the effort and probably miss some of the best shots.
These photographs were taken at the end of November and the beginning of December. We had experienced storms and as the waves quietened an Arctic wind brought a crisp clear atmosphere.