The RNLI do fantastic brave work. The lifeboat station at Selsey, West Sussex operates an all weather Tyne class lifeboat and a D class in shore lifeboat. The station has a history of over 150 years and the crew have been presented with 10 awards for gallantry. This station is being dismantled in the Summer of 2016 and being replaced with a new shore launch station.
I recently shot some images of the station and wanted to create something moody. We are all aware that the sea is both beautiful and unpredictable, I wanted the image to have a calm yet mysterious appeal to it, contrasting against the man made structure of the station. I used a long shutter speed give a soft misty flow to the sea and the tones and contrast of the black and white image contribute to make it an atmospheric image. I am pleased that the RNLI were impressed by the image and shared it through their media channels: