Today’s image was taken at Aldeburgh in Suffolk a few weeks ago. The coastal town is a popular destination for weekend visits and has always had a sort of magical attraction – a particularly special atmosphere. Composer Benjamin Britten made his home here and famously set his opera Peter Grimes in the town and, in celebration of his birth centenary this year the work was performed in the open air on this very beach.
The abandoned fishing smacks and trawling paraphernalia add to the atmosphere and lend themselves particularly to black and white photography. I make this image my own dedication to Britten in the week his birth centenary was celebrated.