Dramatic chalk cliffs with acres of open downland and coastal views
Bembridge and Culver Downs form a dramatic promontory at the east end of the Isle of Wight. The cliffs are part of the same chalk ridge that forms the Needles and cliffs of Tennyson Down in the west. Feel the wind in your hair and admire the views over Sandown Bay and the Solent from this high point perched on top of the cliffs. There is also over a mile of sandy and rocky beach accessible from Sandown with the red and white cliffs behind you.
There is easy access to the top of the downs on the road with plenty of car parks to choose from. There is good level walking on paths with short turf, particularly on Culver Down at the east end or you can wander further on the coast path and open down land.
Bembridge Down has a lot of military history. You can still see the remains of 19th-century and First World War fortifications and gun emplacements which took advantage of the high and prominent position of the headland.
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dip (23532) 2013-01-06 4:52
an impressive scenery,I like the texture of the rocks and the capture of the wavy sea in the foreground,
the inclusion of the man is indeed a plus point in the picture although I would leave a little more space from left,
thanks for sharing,
JanH (864) 2013-01-06 4:53
Indeed you can almost feel the wind in your hair. Nice that action in this image.
The person creates extra depth. Foremost I like the color contrast and the atmoshere in this fotograph.
SnapRJW (30687) 2013-01-06 7:17
Belated Season's Greeting dear Richard. What a superb Christmas Day shot, the contrast between the clean whites of the churning waves and inky blue sea is wonderful. And then the slight yellowish cast created across the white cliffs and the deep tones of the sky further adds to the mood of the shot. I do feel that the figure adds to the shot but I am not convinced by his being placed partially out-of-frame. Nice job in any event. Warm regards rosemary
jjcordier (75174) 2013-01-06 22:40
La météo t'a donné l'occasion de réussir une très intéressante photo de cette côte balayée par le vent. Dommage que tu aies coupé le personnage au premier plan.
MJR (3360) 2013-01-08 4:13
If I'd known, I would have moved over a bit !
It is hard to imagine this as the same day as my post, but that's photography for you !
Hope the rampant manflu has subsided...
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D digital, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 4:31