E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Rough seas and breakwater

Rough seas and breakwater

Taken earlier this year at - Barton Cliffs - , just east of Highcliffe in Dorset.
(I think the dotted line on the aerial view marks the county boundary between the counties of Hampshire and Dorset.)

The cliffs in the background are unstable and each winter sees them retreat quite a distance. After a storm a lot of local people will scour the sand and shingle for fossilised Shark's Teeth. The longest we've found is about two inches (5 cm) long.

The pictures of the seagull - here - and - here - were taken from just to the left of this picture, where there is an inlet behind the breakwater.

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Rough seas and breakwater

Taken earlier this year at - Barton Cliffs - , just east of Highcliffe in Dorset.
(I think the dotted line on the aerial view marks the county boundary between the counties of Hampshire and Dorset.)

The cliffs in the background are unstable and each winter sees them retreat quite a distance. After a storm a lot of local people will scour the sand and shingle for fossilised Shark's Teeth. The longest we've found is about two inches (5 cm) long.

The pictures of the seagull - here - and - here - were taken from just to the left of this picture, where there is an inlet behind the breakwater.

.....

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
.

comments (18)

  • dotun
  • 27 Mar 2007, 01:19
Awesome shot, framing, compostion is perfect in my own book.
Ellie, I like this photo. I like as they break the waves on the coast. The colors give the sensation to see an old photo me, in color, but of years 70 '.

P.D.: Links to your own photos does not work, but by the connection of the photographic point I become a good idea of the surroundings.! smile [G]
EJWilkins: Thank you Jose smile I have fixed the links with Robs' help smile
Gracias Jose que he fijado los acoplamientos (G)
Awesome shot Ellie. Very well composed. 1/800 has really worked on this one. The waves hitting the rocks have been captured sharply.
Awesome shot Ellie. Very well composed. 1/800 has really worked on this one. The waves hitting the rocks have been captured sharply.
  • Robs
  • 27 Mar 2007, 05:34
Ellie, your pictures make me want to visit England! smile
This one is great as well, you got the wave in the perfect moment.

The links are missing a "photoblog/" between the url and the page:
http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/57297.htm
http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/57305.htm

I really love the second one of these, especially the seagull paws! (is paws the correct word for his feet? smile )
EJWilkins: Thanks a million Robs, I hadn't realised I'd messed up the links. smile
Paws? well, they look like it!
Very nicely put together, Ellie! You will probably think this is a broken record, but I think this one would also work quite well in b/w with a lot of contrast.
EJWilkins: I'll try to remember to see what it looks like Martin, and will let you know if I upload a mono version wink
Hi Ellie... Do you know : that's the kind of landscape I could stay for hours !
  • sk
  • 27 Mar 2007, 06:45
nice beach shot Ellie
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2007, 08:52
Seriously gorgeous foreground, and great sense of power in the sea. Is that a fossil shark tooth I can see, glinting among the pebbles, in the foreground...looks like a big one? [grin]
Just my kind of shot. I'd like this in mono or colour but remember to keep an eye on the wave coming from behind ! smile
EJWilkins: wink The trick is to stand ON the breakwater, not on the sand next to it! ...
  • xavi
  • barcelona
  • 27 Mar 2007, 14:31
wowww. the power of the sea, it's incredible... lovely picture
What is that lamp doing on the rocks?
GREAT photo, Ellie. I feel I'm getting splashed...
EJWilkins: Good question Samira. It isn't a lamp, although things like it were probably once lit as a beacon to warn boats. At high tide part of the breakwater is under water, when it's rough and high tide the whole lot can be submerged. I had to ask him-next-door, he knows about boats wink
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Mar 2007, 18:34
"I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." (John Masefield)

Well, I don't need the tall ship. The sea is enough and this place would be exactly where I'd go when I needed to clean out the cobwebs of my soul.

Sorry, Ellie. I wax all philosophical when I see a gorgeous pic like this!
I love the sweet power of the sea..nice pic ellie!
That's beautiful Ellie, thank you. I love to beachcomb, have never found shark's teeth though. smile
I can almost taste the salt. My post today was for you. Hope you like it.
I love it! Isn't it sometimes wonderful to feel the wind in the face?
A great seascape Ellie smile I like very much !

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