After the Storm
In January 2005, a heavy storm swept the Latvian coast near Cape Kolka, eroding the beaches and felling many trees. The trend to warmer winters leaves the beaches less protected by sea ice, and more vulnerable to erosion from winter storms. The rise in sea level will compound this danger.
According to the Slitere National Park regulations, the felled trees are intentionally left on the beaches as they help protect against further erosion.
Kolka (Kūolka) is home to the last remnants of Latvia's Livonian ethnic group, whose Livonian language is highly endangered.
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danasam (1075) 2008-08-11 6:19
HI Peter, very good low POV and nice colors, i like the composition and angle here. thanks for sharing it.
dumbo (4541) 2008-08-11 6:50
This is a simple but nice photo of this dead tree.
I like that blue sky and that empty sea.
aadilj (18102) 2008-08-13 3:50
Thats crisp and so saturated. i love the vibrant hues and the way you have compsoed this superb image. great view and balance
pablominto (53746) 2008-08-15 8:12
This is a fine composition, and the subject has interest value!
I wonder, where did that tree come from and what happened since it seems like almost intact...
Attractive colour palette and sharp fine details, the view is well framed!
jhm (148640) 2008-08-24 2:11
A nice picture certainly through the blue colours of the sea and the sky.
The dead tree is the real eye catcher on this image.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
brano14 (2901) 2008-10-29 10:08
A good picture could be made anywhere and this is a perfect example. Great work!
- Copyright: Peter Jennings (Geo) (1243)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-06
- Categories: Nature, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Peter's Paragliding Nomadness
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-11 4:49