A Bell ringing trip to the Weymouth area was rewarded with some pleasant photo opportunities.
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The town is 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Dorchester and 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of the Isle of Portland. The town's population is 52,323 (2011).
The A354 road bridge connects Weymouth to Portland, which together form the borough of Weymouth and Portland. The history of the borough stretches back to the 12th century; including involvement in the spread of the Black Death, the settlement of the Americas, the development of Georgian architecture, and preparations for World War II.
Fishing and trading employ fewer people in the area since their peak in earlier centuries, but tourism has continuously increased its presence in the town since the 18th century and is now the primary industry. Weymouth is a tourist resort, and its economy depends on its harbour and visitor attractions; the town is a gateway situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, important for its geology and landforms. Weymouth Harbour is home to cross-channel ferries, pleasure boats and private yachts, and nearby Portland Harbour is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held.
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subhendu_bagchi (21364) 2013-09-16 2:00
wow! Beautiful composition here. Love the use of the curved fencing as a leading line which pulls our eyes straight into action. Nice light management. The details of the dramatic sky at top enhanced the beauty of it. Excellent shot. Tfs.
snunney (73032) 2013-09-16 2:02
A well composed image with a lively atmosphere. The railings make an excellent lead-line toward what looks like a concert hall and then onto the light. Nicely lit with very good colours and sharpness. The stormy looking sky adds a touch of drama.
krzychu30 (12859) 2013-09-16 2:05
just like Subhendu I like the way you used the fence to lead our eyes through the promenade to the building in the distance.
Also the combination of so lovely light and approaching,grey clouds looks amazing!
Well composed and executed image!
Have a nice day
macondo (18461) 2013-09-16 4:08
Perfect weather for colour photography! I love this kind of light, with dark clouds overhead, and lots of shadows from the slanting rays of the sun. Well chosen viewpoint along the sweeping gentle curve of the fence all the way around to the tower, and a nice flash of red amongst the people on the right. Very atmospheric. Interesting note. I had no idea Weymouth was so large in population.
timecapturer (37412) 2013-09-17 4:56
decidedly autumnal now, but it does make the light and skies all the more moody and characterful. Great sweeping composition and beautifully detailed shot of the seafront here. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
macjake (45832) 2013-09-19 5:49
this is a perfect photo that shows the importance of cloud coverage.
what a difference the clouds make here.
they impact the scene tremendously with mood, depth, and atmosphere.
I also like the way the scene starts, then curves, and the lighting/exposure is perfect.
Royaldevon (21661) 2013-09-19 11:26
I have never before realised that Weymouth was at the mouth of the Wey ... pretty logical really!
You have used the feature of the promenade railings really well in this shot; they emerge from the bottom corner and lead in an irresistible curve to a strong vanishing point. They also act as a good dividing line, with the beach on one side and the man made features on the other. The details are sharp and the colours nicely saturated.
The clouds may have been a nuisance to the holiday makers but they add a lot of interest to your sky.
My warm regards,
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (9977)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 1:41