A few weeks ago I wanted to head out and practice using the manual settings on my Nikon D3300 as I'm still getting to grips with them. My friend Georgie suggested Lepe Beach, so we set off... Unfortunately, she then managed to take us in the complete opposite direction, despite using a sat nav, so we ended up going to the pub in Lymington.
On Thursday we had another sunny afternoon and I realised we were due another beautiful evening, so off I went and managed to navigate myself to the beach 15 minutes prior to sunset. I'm still trying to get the hang of all the manual settings, but, I'm fairly happy with how these came out.
The sky did not disappoint! It's hard to believe this isn't a tropical beach somewhere. The temperature was not in keeping with a tropical beach, however...
Lepe and the surrounding area came under the control of the shore station HMS Mastodon, the headquarters of which were at Exbury House. Many hundreds of troops with their equipment, vehicles and ammunition were hidden along the narrow roads and in numerous closed camps hidden in the wooded areas accross the New Forest. - New Forest Heritage