Emsworth in January: Sunrise at the Quay

Sunrise over frozen Emsworth Mill Pond and dog walker
FUJIFILM X-E2 18mm f8.0 1/256s Freezing Dawn On The Mill Pond

This is the first entry in my year long assignment to capture Emsworth through the months.

Emsworth Harbour
FUJIFILM X-E2 35mm f5.6 1/64s Approaching the Quay

The best place to start is with Emsworth’s most famous landmark; the Quay which leads out into the most easterly edge of the lovely Chichester Harbour.

Emsworth Harbour Frozen Millpond and Sailing Club
FUJIFILM X-E2 XF 18mm f5.6 1/181s Frozen Millpond and the old Flour Mill

It was a crisp and frosty morning when I ventured out with my camera, the Quay empty apart from a few runners and many walkers of dogs.

Emsworth Harbour Joggers
FUJIFILM X-E2 XF 18mm f5.6 1/181s Cold Morning Runners, Emsworth Harbour

The glorious warm sunrise proved to be quite a contrast to the cold white frost covering the paths and water.

Sunrise over Emsworth Quay Jetty
FUJIFILM X-E2 35mm f5.6 1/512s January Sunrise

The harbour has a history of fishing and boat building going back centuries however these days is mostly home to leisure boats and windsurfers.

Emsworth Harbour Sunrise
FUJIFILM X-E2 35mm f5.6 1/256s January Sunrise

The Quay hugs it’s way around the Mill Pond, originally built to power a tidal Flour Mill in the 18th Century. When the tide is in you are surrounded on both sides by water and treated to great views of the Harbour.

Frozen bench on Emsworth Quay with dog walker
FUJIFILM X-E2 18mm f5.6 1/80s Freezing Behinds

I rarely manage to get out early enough to see the sun rise so it was great to see the town in the fresh morning light and without the busy goings on of the people who live there.

Emsworth Harbour Fisherman's Hut
FUJIFILM X-E2 18mm f5.6 1/512s Frozen Hut

My recently acquired Fujifilm XF 18mm lens continues to impress, it was ideal for indoor family snaps over Christmas and is proving to be just as great for outdoor captures too, especially when paired with my favourite lens; the XF 35mm.

Sunrise in Emsworth Harbour with tide out
FUJIFILM X-E2 18mm f8.0 1/2048s Backs to the Sun

The goal of this assignment is to try and capture Emsworth in ways it has never been photographed before, so while I will be revisiting the Quay and Harbour future installments will also focus on the less well known parts of town. Tune in next month for more!

Other entries in my Emsworth Assignment:

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4 thoughts on “Emsworth in January: Sunrise at the Quay”

    1. Thanks Richard, I’ve still to do something for February yet, better get my skates on! Some beautiful images on your website, by the way.

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