The Big One

Kitesurfer at Ainsdale Beach with the famous Blackpool Big One Rollercoaster on the horizon
Kitesurfing at Ainsdale Beach. In the background is Blackpool tower and the Big One roller coaster, with the mountains of the Lake District beyond.

A kitesurfer pulls a straight ‘air’ on a cold winters day at Ainsdale beach. In the background is the famous Blackpool tower, and ‘The Big One’ roller coaster which hurtles towards the sea at speeds reaching 74 mph (119 km/h) from a height of 72m above sea level. To prove it was winter you can also see the snow covered mountains of the Lake District beyond!

Ainsdale Beach | Merseyside | England

Tech: Canon 40D, Canon 300mm f4 + 1.4x extender