Photographer's Note

Today I got the opportunity to go out on the Solway sands and follow the haaf net fishermen into the water.The opportunity arose because the sea was calm and mirror like and although there was a fairly largish high tide at 8.5 metres the men chose to fish in a spot where the water never rose to more than thigh height.So I followed them into the water but only going in to knee height.At one point I retreated as the water felt strong against my legs as I was concerned I would land unceremoniously on by backside and get water in my camera; I wasn't able to hold my grouind as the haaf netters say.Only a few weeks ago there was BBC camera crew filming for the programme series Coast here and they too were concerned about their equipment. Needless to say they were protecting a camera many more times expensive than mine!Not easy shooting conditions for me again as it was late morning with a bright sun. Because of the strength (to me) of the water I was prevented from moving to a position where the sun be in the right position.But oh! what a beautiful morning...( can feel a song coming on here) and I really loved being out there.I may get the opportunity to go out again sometime depending onthe tide times and so on.More about haaf netting here and here is another shot I took just before I walked off the shore. The sun behind me this time.

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