Fylde Coast sunsets are all the more atmospheric when the beaches are deserted and you’re bundled up against the crisp autumn air. Photographer Jason Connolly captures Blackpool at its best.
“I’ve been interested in photography as a hobby for 16 years,” says Jason Connolly, a self-taught photographer from the Fylde Coast. Now he’s a semi-professional in addition to his full time job on the railway.
Connolly is passionate about travel and architectural photography but his images of Blackpool’s beaches, many of them at sunset and sunrise, reflect his love of nature and landscape.
“I love to get out there in the fresh air and am always on the lookout for that fresh and interesting composition using the light to my advantage,” he says.
“Autumn has to be my favourite time of year for photography as I’m sure most photographers would agree with that statement,” he says. “I especially love the sunsets and sunrises.
“The sun obviously is much lower and the light is much richer and golden. It just brings all the colour out of the subjects you are photographing. It makes you feel so warm and alive even on a cold and frosty day.
“Shooting on the beach at sunset also relaxes me. Listening to the waves and feeling the wind and being in the outdoors is great for your mental well-being.
“To shoot I use Nikon DSLR and lens equipment and I nearly always have my camera with me.
“At the very least I always have my phone camera on me which are very good these days.
“They do say, the best camera is the one you have on you.”
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