Digha is one of the most popular sea resorts in Eastern India. Being only 180 km from Kolkata, it attracts huge number of tourists throughout the year.
But the beautiful beach in old Digha is in danger due to heavy soil erosion. Periodic storms and tidal surges, seasonal high velocity winds and above all extensive human intervention have made the western sideways of Digha-Sankarpur area vulnerable to coastal erosion.
In the picture you can see how sea has eaten up a large area of the beach between Digha and Sankarpur.
The authorities are constantly trying to protect the area by engineering solution through civil constructions of appropriate shore protection.
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Miguel82 (24153) 2013-09-10 11:39
I understand from the picture and from your last explantation that this dam was built against storms, erosion and sea level rise, Alekhya
An excellent document presenting this type of beach planning, I like these brown colors, deep field of vision
Big sand dunes are still present here
subhendu_bagchi (25814) 2013-09-11 4:37
a different view from Digha. Like how you show it to us. Those stones at beach are created a different atmosphere here. Very good composition using the curve of the beach. Great light and colour tone. The over exposed sky at back is also suits your composition. Tfs.
pajaran (52578) 2013-09-11 11:01
Interesantan tekst o plazi, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
An interesting article on the beach, with the given data ...
Nice view ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and time indicated.
All the best.
Indrasish (2871) 2013-09-11 20:23
My dear friend,
How are you?? Excellent capture by you.. I like the wonderful composition.. Really the over exposed sky creates the original mode.. Also Foreground and background are awesome.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done.. And as ever thanks for attaching an interesting note with it..
Good morning and wish you all the best..
abmdsudi (43714) 2013-09-13 8:05
A very interesting info. This is how the forces of nature - coastal erosion- is affecting the area and changes in the coastline. Glad to see the beach on the extreme right appears to be surviving! Plenty of detail, textures in the foreground and the solitude fig giving it sense of scale and excellent inclusion of those neatly laid out breakers to make the visual point. The pastel colour of the sky alone makes this so much better than a record shot and the overall contrast makes this more special. Worth mentioning too that the exposure is subtle. Well done, Congrats.
macjake (57074) 2013-09-14 11:25
very very cool photo!
Its great how the beach seems to wrap itself around in the photo with a large curve.
smart way to create so much depth.
and its an interesting note as well.
well done all around
EstudioChispa (1988) 2013-09-20 11:33
The colors and the composition here, Alekhya, are fabulous. More significantly, though, you present a perfect demonstration of how man may try -- with varying levels of success! -- to preserve aspects of nature that, be definition and function, are in constant flux. Very thought-provoking image!
All my best,
NorthernLight (2313) 2013-10-07 11:52
a very interesting photo with soft light, very nice colors and a great depth.
Nature often has quite different plans than the people who live there.
These and similar things unfortunately happen even more often in the future.
A good documentation. Again I've learned something new. Something about an area that I previously did not know. Thank you for that!
Have a nice week
kiks (11749) 2014-02-02 7:23
You show us well the strenght of nature. We humans have learn to handel with respect the enviroment.