A couple of weeks ago I found myself with a free day so I decided it was about time I got some sea air and took myself off to Walton-on-the-Naze. Walton's one of my favourite places to go - there's a pier with arcades, shops to buy seaside treats, but you can walk a little way to get away from the busy part if you want too. I had a look through my film drawer (I do indeed have a small drawer full of random, mostly expired film) and was surprised to see I had a non-expired disposable camera, so I decided that would be my camera of choice for the day, packed myself a cheese and pickle sandwich and jumped on a train.
I wandered through the town, along the pier, down the coast and spent some time sitting on the sand watching the sea, before heading back towards the pier for a Mr Whippy before catching the train home again. A very pleasant day.
The photos here are some of my favourites from the disposable camera - I find it good to have little projects like this with limitations to help me think about how I'm doing things in my photography in general and to inspire creativity in different ways. Other than slightly rotating the odd shot to straighten horizons a little (I wasn't going to but I just couldn't leave them), these scans are just how they came out of the machine at Boots.
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