My photohraph, today, shows the beach at St. Malo.
The posts in the foreground, I presume, are groynes which are used to protect the beach from the ravages of the incoming sea. I was so pleased to use them for foreground interest.
The curve of the golden sand, leads to an old fort. These forts ring St. Malo and were built in response to the activity of pirates or corsairs. If you click here, you will be able to read about the history of the forts.
Many thanks for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. Bev :-)
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saxo042 (37794) 2009-09-19 5:17
Yes, you were lucky to have these groynes (a new word to me...) in the foreground. The sand and the water line are also curving nicely and leading the eye to this interesting fort. I like the inclusion of all the people on the beach, are they looking for cockles?
snunney (97639) 2009-09-19 6:12
The curving line of groynes makes an interesting frame complementing the golden tones of the sand. The fortress and horizon are both nicely placed; the people contribute to the atmosphere. Good colours and sharpness.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-09-19 6:14
splendid shot of this spectacular coast, I like the impressive foreground and the romantic mood, the composition is beautiful, the depth of the photo is superb. Beautiful shot, indeed. Have a nice weekend!
LOOOK13 (19046) 2009-09-19 7:02
Trés belle photo, avec ce premier plan bien trouvé,une belle profondeur, des couleurs naturelles, de l'espace et du mouvemEnt...
dta (77185) 2009-09-19 7:10
Hello Beverley ,
A wonderful picture ! like a painting . The composition is so well balanced , with the pieces of wood in the fore ground , and the little island perfectly placed . I like a lot the presence of some people on the beach . The light is superb , under this trhreatening sky , with just a little part of blue .
feather (51130) 2009-09-19 7:16
When I saw the wooden stakes on your previous post, I assumed they were groynes too, but the ones around where I live are perpendicular to the shore. Whatever they are called, they make a superb foreground. The sweep of the beach leads perfectly to the fort and the tiny figures are a wonderful addition along with the huge writing someone has done on the damp sand with a stick. I remember doing that myself in days of yore!
Have a great trip
Nicou (140194) 2009-09-19 10:19
merveilleuss vue quelle belle place avec ces poteaux en bois, ce merveilleux ciel plafond avec le beau fort, quelle ensemble, grandiose.
Bravoe t amitié
ChrisJ (112461) 2009-09-19 21:08
Good repetition of the vertical fg poles with excellent framing, colour, sharpness & graphism. The people on the beach add scale. Tfs!
Buin (42466) 2009-09-19 23:28
Good morning Beverley!
Here I like at first the combination of the colours. Wonderful! I also like the composition with these posts in foreground and this atmosphere of calm amnd nature. The photo somehow gives the impression of being there.
I just came home from the German coast.
Greetings from an a bit autumnal Germany! Have a nice Sunday!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-09-20 2:18
Superb composition with a nice harmony in the warm colors. The piquest, in the FG, give a great graphic effect and a good depht to the image. The turist give an element of life and an interesting idea of the scale of the place. Good photowork.
Have a nice Sunday,
Clementi (52514) 2009-09-20 2:54
I like the atmosphere created him in this beach, structures of defense and people that walk, good tonality of the color.
Have a nice Sunday.
gunbud (34066) 2009-09-20 19:08
The old broken warf supports make for a very effective lead-in in to this beautiful beach scene.
The soft sky makes the ideal backdrop for this lovely architecture to sit against.
The people on the beach add scale to this beautiful coastal scene.
Disabled_A (0) 2009-09-20 23:30
St. Malo brings to my memory only one thing: S. Maugham's "The Theatre" - and the moment when Julia Lambert came to St. Malo to stay with her mom and aunt (if you remember) :)
I like the atmosphere of this scene. It looks fairly quiet! I'd love to walk there along the beach... I must admit, too, that the word groyne turned out to be new to me! :)
Anyway, you created a very good composition - with these groynes in the FG! they balance the distant old fort very well :)
Warm greetings from Moscow
and wishes of a nice day!
Kielia (24077) 2009-09-22 12:05
these groynes were very useful indeed! Lovely composition with a very pleasant atmosphere. Very beautiful and moody light. My compliments!
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-09-24 4:15
Hello Beverley ,
The great view at the beach and the sea. I like the colours of the brown beach and the little castel is an eye-catcher. Well done.
batalay (38593) 2009-09-24 22:53
Groynes are usually made of stone or concrete, but I agree with you, these posts are most likely to serve as groynes. Focusing on them in the foreground you've provided a superb artifice to anchor the photo. This should be a photograph on a large calendar. Absolutely first rate!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-10-07 0:47
Hello Beverley! Amazing beach, wonderful architecture, nice seascape. Good long perspective. Perfect capture. Nice light and colours. Good luck!
Glint (6171) 2009-10-08 5:17
the groynes add depth and texture to this pleasanr picture. I like the curve of the bay and the people dotted about.
cobbydale (1958) 2009-10-11 9:51
Great compo on this Bev with the groynes placed just right. Nice natural colouring and lighting too, with the golden late afternoon sunlight on the old fort.
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-10-13 3:06
Bev, guess I have been snoozing, I see I have missed a few. I like this one, the pilings in the fg make it really a fine composition and the lighting is awesome.
Angshu (56750) 2009-10-22 7:36
You have many fine shots in your album here...had to choose one now, and chose this one. You used the groynes well in the FG. Like the sweeping curve of the waterline which leads us to the fort...looks rather small for a fort, isn't it? The people around there gives an idea of the scale. Good work!
ikeharel (69941) 2011-05-02 8:41
There is a good depth in picture from where the fort on sea and the closer fence-poles. People strolling near water are giving dimension to image, some of them are looking for something on low tide. A nice take, cheers.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (37999)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-19 5:03