When it comes to place names Welcombe Mouth is a bit of a sick joke. Nowhere could be less welcoming than North Devon's 'wrecker coast' – close the Cornish border. The men aboard the ships Maggie, Cornelia, Nancy, Leopoldin Baur, Edward Beck and Avonmore must have thought it to be the most inhospitable place on Earth as they wrecked upon its razor-backed reefs.
All those vessels went to their doom around Welcombe Mouth, and probably more besides. For mariners it is a savage place
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kasianowak (7409) 2014-07-31 1:55
Great b&w work! Skillfully selected foreground rocks point towards the distant horizon and mirror the shape of the clours.
And what a story. Definitely not a good place to land.
snunney (88246) 2014-07-31 2:02
A superb capture of this inhospitable place perfectly rendered in black and white. The slow shutter speed brings an ethereal feel to the scene. The depth is amazing. Top class photography.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-31 2:07
I love this! The textures and lead in lines here are just amazing. It works so beautifully in monochrome too! A truly stunning piece of B&W imagery that you have executed and presented gloriously. Well done!
Indrasish (2893) 2014-07-31 3:53
What a shot.. Your ND filter did a great job.. I like the awesome rocky composition and the dramatic sky.. Also superb image quality and nice BW version too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and wish you all the best..
jester5 (2024) 2014-07-31 4:53
fantastic perspective gives this great drama and depth.
Love it and the b/w is a perfect choice. Great post thank you Les.
ourania (35009) 2014-07-31 4:55
this coast looks fascinating and threatening at the same time. I like very much the overwhelming dynamism you gave it and how this is enhanced by the sky as well. The textures are amazing, the atmospheric monochrome has given the scene exceptional fascination. I also like the 3D effect and the very narrow space left to the sea, making this area look even more inhospitable for ships. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
CPD66 (866) 2014-07-31 4:55
as usual a high standard posting.
i love it
COSTANTINO (58665) 2014-07-31 6:17
Hello dear friend
here we have a great capture in sepia almost
minimalistic the depth is amazing and
creates different feelings
just amazing and attractive
superb image quality
have a nice ime
tyro (21558) 2014-07-31 8:32
An interesting note and I can fully realise that if those razor sharp rocks continue into the depths of the sea (as they certainly appear to do in your picture), then this would indeed be a most inhospitable place for any sailors and their crafts.
This is a fabulous photograph which works beautifully in black and white. Your use of your 10 stop ND filter has worked magic on the water, smoothing it wonderfully as well as adding drama to the sky on account of the moving clouds. But it is the light and the strong contrasts on those rocks which makes this both so appealing and yet so foreboding.
Fabulous light, wonderful strong tones and contrasts, excellent composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2014-07-31 10:28
A beautiful choice of view, these rocks look like blades reaching out to sea, maliciously place there for the sole intent of grabbing and destroying boats. There is a very heavy feeling of doom and gloom brought about by your perspective and the fine conversion to black and white. I could easily see this as a horrible oth world where soulf go for punishment, a fantastic hellish vibe.
Thanks as always
Silvio1953 (128231) 2014-07-31 12:43
Ciao Leslie, fascinating B&W, superb sky, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-07-31 13:23
An exciting picture with a lots of
depth (diagonal lines). The point
of view, the composition and the
light management are excellent.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-31 15:08
I like the depth and the slow shutter effect in this excellent B&W. The striated sky is a perfect support for the lines of the rocks in this shot.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-08-01 2:09
Got to say something about this fabulous shot too Les. The rocks are such a strong compositional element and I love the way you have used a slow SS to accentuate the contrasts between water and land. This is very nicely managed. I love this coastline.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-08-03 0:29
An absolutely stunning view of the rocky shore with great framing and pov. The wide angle and the long exposure have given wonderful visual qualities to this picture. The choice of black and white is, of course, perfect.
Compliments and thanks for sharing this superb picture.
Have a nice Sunday.
willperrett (7786) 2014-08-03 2:48
Another of your impressively dramatic monochromes! I love the sense of depth you've achieved by the use of the wide-angle. I wonder whether you've come across Nik Silver Efex Pro 2? If not you may like to check it out, as it offers an interesting and very flexible way of managing b/w conversions.
Tigerlily (3107) 2014-08-04 2:11
Wonderfully captured image. I like the contrast(blur&clear) of the sky and the ground. And also they they go to different directions...Beautiful mono.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (15229)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-07-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX, Lee Big Stopper 10 stop ND
- Exposure: f/16, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Mono [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-31 1:46