As the day brightened, the colors around me started to pop. The emerald greens, the glaring white cliff face. Some shadows appeared, and the fog momentarily cleared.
One thing that I discovered post-shoot is that I need to get my camera cleaned. On these Nikon SLRs, the oil they use on the shutter tends to spatter and leave spots on the image sensor. Ugh. I had it cleaned about a year ago and it made a huge difference in the image quality. These images proved that the oil splatters are back- I can see them clearly when I view the images in full-size. Camera repairmen everywhere swoon as this seems to be an ongoing issue with the latest Nikons as well.
The Brits love walking in the countryside. There's a website devoted to walks here- http://www.carfreewalks.org/. There's lots of bus and train connections even in the most rural spots, making it easy to do linear walks in which you don't have to double-back to a car park at the end of the day.
The top of the cliffs is also a sheep pasture! There were new lambs frolicking all around, and bits of lovely soft crimpy lanolin-infused wool on the ground. I didn't pocket it. I was tempted, though.
There were a few brave souls surfing here- there's no clear access to the beach since the winter, so they were quite athletic just to get down to the water. There's been a big winter-surf happening going on in the UK and Ireland this year- huge winter storm surf has been attracting pro surfers from all over, but it's still for the brave and the well-equipped.