No! Not the superb U2 guitarist, but the chalk cliff edge above the distinctive red and white striped lighthouse at the foot of Beachy Head in East Sussex, England. 43 meters (141 feet) in height it became operational in October 1902 and is now fully automated. Since this shot was taken the south coast of England has suffered one of its worst winters for storms, with this particular piece of the coastline experiencing the equivalent of 7 years erosion in just 2 months.
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Royaldevon (32543) 2014-05-22 1:20
Good Morning Brian,
Well, we've both posted lighthouses, this morning, but with very different effects. I can imagine you clinging on for dear life, as you took this. You have certainly captured the dangerous steepness of the cliff face and given a fine sense of depth from the textured cliff top, to the lighthouse, below.
A fine diagonal composition, with excellent light and colours.
Have a great day,
Antipodean (1658) 2014-05-22 2:15
Kia ora Brian,
Great photo. Well composed from good point of view which also captures the geological composition of Beachy Head. Cheers, Neil
williewhistler (15229) 2014-05-22 3:44
Although the sea appears to flat and calm on the day that you visited I guess that things could get pretty hairy around this area in winter.
The inclusion of the cliff helps to accentuate the bleakness of the location.
All the best Les.
snunney (88246) 2014-05-22 4:00
The downwards point of view is quite vertiginous. The image is beautifully composed with the lighthouse making a splendid focal point. Love the the light and colours and the patterned textures in the foreground rocks.. Excellent clarity.
shreya2000 (1500) 2014-05-22 4:04
Very nice pic showing the light house in the sea and below the hill. The angle is beautifully taken showing the whole things.
mkamionka (31937) 2014-05-22 4:56
I like very much lighthouses, this is a very pretty one. Nice perspective from above with the fragment of the rock making a lovely foreground. From this perspective it seems like a tiny lighthouse just when I think that the windows are of a real size I realize how huge this place is.
Nicou (127694) 2014-05-22 5:20
quelle vue et ocmpo quelle iamge sueprbe cette roche la falaise quelle iamge et cocmpo et ce phare quelle vue de haut une mervielle.
Bravo et amitié
dekanski (3916) 2014-05-22 8:56
Thumbs up from me! Great!
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2014-05-22 10:11
That's a big structure, but looking down on it from your point of view, and reading your note of the erosion here, it seems somehow quite delicate. I know its automated now, but imagine living in a place like this! The child in me still finds the concept exciting, but I reckon the reality of it would wear quickly..
Unique view for a lighthouse picture, where normally they soar, I like the idea a lot, and the result is very cool.
Thanks as always
HimalAnda (10133) 2014-05-22 11:38
The point of view is quite original, but you managed to take a very nice picture, with a good composition, nice colors (as usual) and a good depth of field.
marabu61 (9205) 2014-05-22 13:49
Not blurred at all on my screen. One really mustn't be afraid of heights here. Impressive cliffs and a strange place for a light tower. Pleasing warm light and soft colors.
Have a great time
rychem (26722) 2014-05-22 21:14
Wow, very attractive view of this lighthouse, I like your POV, nice composition and excellent light
jjcordier (78330) 2014-05-22 22:33
Jolie "plongée" sur ce phare bicolore. J'aime la composition de l'image et ses teintes.
emka (83992) 2014-05-22 23:58
Hello Brian, Splendid view trom above. Fascinating landscape. Must be beautiful walk on the cliff (when someone has no vertigo).
Sorry, I am very busy to write more. Regards from Vienna MAlgo
jhm (142780) 2014-05-23 4:30
I work always on the beta version, almost without advertising.
This lighthouse is the real eye cather on these nice picture through the red/white colours
Excellent composition pleasant to look at.
Your picture is of very high of quality, perfect taken and excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
siudzi (34131) 2014-05-23 12:45
Like your high POV here which worked very well to get this fantastic sight. Simply marvelous capture taken with a great quality. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
npecanhuk (69108) 2014-05-23 19:35
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Soft light & colors, level of sharpness and, above all, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I really enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week-end,
chawax (19698) 2014-05-25 7:02
Nice view on this lighthouse. It is quite strange to see a lighthouse bottom of cliffs and not of the top of them ! Good colours, good sharpness.*
Have a nice sunday,
kasianowak (7409) 2014-05-28 6:53
Great shot! I really like the way you composed it with the cliffs in the foreground. Great light and pastel colours.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-05-28 9:19
Hello Brian - Another fascinating shot that I missed. I had heard about the erosion at Beachy Head and I wonder how long it will be before the British coastline is utterly transformed.
I like your plunging viewpoint and the textures of the chalk cliff with the lighthouse looking quite tiny, which of course it isn't! But it does maker a good comparison between the natural world and the man-made. I have fond memories of days spent here with my Granddad!
jcpix (13726) 2014-06-01 15:34
Hey Big Dog,
What's new? Still laughing at your note about the shopping trolley. If I could even manage contorting myself into one of those death traps, the Fire Dept. would need the jaws of life to extract me...especially after venturing down the snack aisle! :)
Wow, have I ever fallen behind on your pictures, and when I opened up your gallery this afternoon, this one smacked me in the face. I must admit though, I was a little disappointed not to see "The Edge." :) *sigh* ;) I'll let is slide though, because this is one helluva' shot, and one "sweaty palm" perspective. (Easy there fella'...I know what you're thinking.) My healthy fear of heights kicked in looking at this, but I will congratulate you on a terrific effect caused, and and overall outstanding shot!
O.K., I'm stepping away from the edge now to regain my balance. Haha, "the edge," see what I did there?? I know, I know...poor attempt at humor. Take it easy mate. All the best
Cheers from the over-sized toddler,
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-22 0:58