18 wonderful images taken by local photographer Vicky Stovell

Portsmouth local Vicky says she loves the beautiful coastal areas, landmarks and historical places that surround us.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:15 pm
The Spinnaker Tower standing tall and proud. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography

She said: ‘I discovered my passion for photography in the first lockdown of March 2020. It was so important for me to get out and carry on with my daily exercises, as fitness plays a massive part in my mental health, as does capturing our beautiful city.

My father who sadly is no longer with us was a keen and passionate photographer. I feel my father shines through my photography and that on its own, is where my passion for photography lies.

‘I often share daily posts of my photography to numerous social media groups, along with positive quotes, not only to lift people's spirits, but also during lockdown and for those who were unable to get out and about due to Covid.

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First light at South Parade Pier. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography

‘I very much enjoy sunrises and sunsets, sunrise over Langstone harbour being one of my favourites. Whilst many people are still sleeping, I am out in warm clothing, being mesmerised by nature's beauty, capturing it all and sharing my passion.’

Vicky’s pictures can be found on:

Instagram: @smi_ley456

Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography

As lockdown lifted, the Still & West opened for business once again. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Golden hour at Southsea Beach. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Reflections at Langstone as the tide smoothly glides in. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
A thousand wishes for me and you. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Beauty arises over the calming waters of Langstone Harbour. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
The old shipwreck Tipner Lake shows off it's remains at low tide. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
A brave hardy swimmer stepping out of the cold but colourful beach at Southsea. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Admiring the views at Emsworth Harbour. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Under the stormy sky sit the pastel coloured beach huts Southsea. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
As the sun shone upon the bandstands delicate structure. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Double vision at Emsworth Mill Pond. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Hovering into the distant sunset Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Langstone bridge at blue hour. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
As the sun beamed into the Portsmouth sail. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
As the sun had set behind the HMS warrior there it sleeps upon the calming waters. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography
Portchester Castle in the midst of the storm. Picture: Vicky Stovell Instagram: @smi_ley456 Facebook: Smiley Sunshine Photography