This view of the Deal waterfront was taken a few seconds prior to the previous posting. On the left can be seen the Royal Hotel, which has been a historic landmark in the town for centuries and used to be a favourite gathering place for mariners and fishermen meeting in the bar.
Deal was the childhood town of William Horwood, the most prominent British author of anthropomorphic novels in the latter part of the 20th century. His boyhood here was not very happy, as he came from a broken family, and a moving account of his life here can be found in his book, The Boy Who Had No Shoes.
Horwood is the author of the famous Duncton Chronicles and believe me, after reading these classic works you will never kill a mole again...He also wrote the bestselling book The Stonor Eagles as well as the sequel(s) to Kenneth Grahame's The Wind In The Willows, the first part of which is entitled "The Willows In Winter." It is to William Horwood that I dedicate this shot.
The photo was taken from the Deal Pier under extremely windy conditions. There is a little noise in the sky due to the high ISO level that could not be entirely eliminated in PP.
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lappino (856) 2006-08-30 10:27
good composition, with plenty of details...the scene is very dynamic, too.
Also, interesting note...
Good work, thanks for sharing!
bibs69 (3251) 2006-08-30 10:29
I like this view, and the remaining noise doesn't disturb me. I specially like the colors of this picture.
Best regards, Laurent.
siolaw (37568) 2006-08-30 10:31
Great compo,taken on my birthday ;D !
Stormy sky,and sea, nice sand color, great exposure and sharpness, fine POV and framing... looks a lot like Brittany!
cessy (13647) 2006-08-30 10:33
the colors are very crispy, very nice
beautiful capture of this beach John
syd1946 (18663) 2006-08-30 10:35
The point of view you choose for this shot gives a great view for this scene.From the sea to the strong cloudy sky the depth of field is amazing.Colors,light and sharpness for the clear details work very well.Excellent work!
vts_ch (2624) 2006-08-30 10:42
Great catch with a beautiful lightning.
Great tonal range and compo.
chrisnet (21086) 2006-08-30 10:43
Marvellous composition,the light of this scene is wonderful,I like the cloudy sky,it's avery nice shot,I like it very much.
Thanks for sharing
fotonick66 (1420) 2006-08-30 10:47
Hi John, i like very much everything of this picture: the POV, teh colour balance, teh sharpness, the light, the diagonal given from the beach.
P-S-I-G (25532) 2006-08-30 11:07
A beautiful landscape. I like the see and the sky.
I enjoy colors. Well composed with the waterfront wich makes a diagonal.
Shelbeesmom (678) 2006-08-30 11:12
Love your PP work here! Nice shot!
danielswalsh (13591) 2006-08-30 11:18
I like the contrast in the shot, especially in the waves rolling in. The composition is good as well.
I noticed in your note that you made mention to the noise... that darn ISO! Hahaha
All the best John,
marjan (6277) 2006-08-30 11:43
nice shot with good coloures and POV. TFS,
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-08-30 11:50
here it is again ... the Hopper style in your photography. I like that a lot.
I can't explain exactly what it is, maybe the scenery, the colours and some kind of special atmosphere ...
carper (96) 2006-08-30 12:16
very nice one John,
the good point of view, the well taken composition and the fantastic light and sky, good balance too, well done John.
jhm (122334) 2006-08-30 12:34
You choice is very well of on the pier, the coastline with the water gives a lovely perspective and nice depth, also the imminent sky show us as great composition, very well done!
Thanks for sharing.
Have anice evening,
Fis2 (73032) 2006-08-30 12:52
Your photo is wonderful. I like the sky and water. Curious place, good colors and light. Well done.
danyy (0) 2006-08-30 13:07
un ciel séducteur, glamour :-).
Ce nuage bien blanc attire de suite le regard.
J'aime beaucoup aussi les lumières qui émanent des écumes.
Une photo bien cadrée et un POV exceptionnel pour présenter le liuttoral.
vincent24 (9052) 2006-08-30 13:10
Classic view,in the good sense of thee terms...good timing with the sun ray on the beach,nice English cloudy sky,no bathers?
kebek (5438) 2006-08-30 13:31
Serwus John !
Very stylish way of composing this one. Daigonal of the shore is extremaly pleasent to follow, far to the horizon. One of Your classics.
leo61 (0) 2006-08-30 13:45
Good POV and I think wet feet.You managed again a great shot with these light conditions and a nearly totally grey sky.Good depth and nice colors.I like especially the brown color of the diagonal shore.
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-08-30 14:02
wonderful composition and really informative note. And I really like your tittle... you've answered in advance at many questions with it ;)
Have a nice day,
sam224 (6215) 2006-08-30 14:19
Attractive clouds in the sky are the main attraction in this shot for my eyes. Good depth thanks to the line of the beach leading us into the picture.
Very well done!
jwmunro (286) 2006-08-30 14:23
Good morning John -
Regardless of the noise it is still an outstanding image. Well composed and executed. I do love the saturated colors.
Thanks for sharing
xavshot (69835) 2006-08-30 14:26
Cette photo m'impressionne vraiment John : la lumière est remarquable et les contrastes sont excellents. Le cadrage donne un bel équilibre. Superbe !
lasscor (7640) 2006-08-30 14:50
Great pov, colors and light.
Great stormy atmosphere, great strong cloudy sky and dynamic sea.
Grelibre (1534) 2006-08-30 15:21
Very nice shot with these colors !
papagolf21 (76465) 2006-08-30 16:37
Une vue d'une très grande beauté. J'aime, comment vous avez su saisir ce moment fugace où une légère éclaircie, donne à cette image, toute sa beauté.
toni_al (15873) 2006-08-30 16:43
Sympa cette vue, un ciel gris et quelques rayons de soleil pour faire une belle lumière, bon cadrage egalement.
Henryk_Bilor (20797) 2006-08-30 18:12
Interesting capture of the sea shore with foamy water. I like the mood here made by the specyfic colours of the sky in connection with the water and slightly illuminated buildings.
cam (9041) 2006-08-30 19:54
I like this composition a lot as it stands out with a lot of dynamism,good earthly colors and a sky fill with clouds,those mood giver by excellence.The action of the waves on the beach is mesmerizing.
Have a good evening
Ann75 (0) 2006-08-30 23:04
This shot is taken from an amazing point of view. I love the contrast in the different colours. I also like how you were able to capture such a threatening sky. Great composition with great quality and great sharpness!
plimrn (21344) 2006-08-31 0:06
Wonderful framing of this village; looking toward the point with the wild sky and sea framing the village shows a very exciting day. I can almost feel the storm winds. I like the fine detail and colors as well.
Graal (88808) 2006-08-31 2:58
beautiful view, good POV, colours and light. Friends all told You. I like it, too.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-08-31 4:17
Too bad about the ISOs (I know the story) but a view that offered great potential, I like the strong dramatism from the light contrast, the water whites are a bit "hot" to me, but we can feel the water motion and this gives dynamism, actually this view just throws a big bowl of fresh air at me !
Have a nice day,
feather (51128) 2006-08-31 4:31
It just struck me looking at this how close to the shoreline the buildings are. On parts of the NE coast buildings this close would be flooded in the Spring tides.
I like the POV giving the main subject a triangle jutting into the frame. The high contrast works well. There is much drama, both in the sky and the waves.
dkeus31 (27733) 2006-08-31 5:12
Nice composition with the diagonal made by the coast.
pasternak (15165) 2006-08-31 5:25
Very good, John. I like here how the frame is divided by the shoreline. Also nice exposure management in these strong light conditions. Beautiful scenery!
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-08-31 7:13
Beautiful lights! I love the dark clouds and the bright houses. Good composition and colours.
Thanks for sharing
gilou530 (34) 2006-08-31 7:22
du ciel gris, en ce moment sur TE il y a beaucoup de gris, mais de belles photos comme celle ci avec du contraste et des paysages magnifiques, bravo pour ce travail
richtersl (3546) 2006-08-31 8:20
The moody day was captured very well! I love that speck of sunlight worknig its way through the clouds.
Budapestman (82620) 2006-08-31 10:59
What a mood and colours! Its so than a painting! Beautiful details and fascinating colours! Excellent composition and superb POV! Marvelous shot! Thank you, nice days
rhizomes (15343) 2006-08-31 15:11
Nice landscape and great colors and lights ! I also like the waves breaking on the beach !
Tue (25798) 2006-08-31 15:27
Wonderful view over the coastline here! The wild water of the sea and the grey clouds in the sky work very nicely here. The town stands out well against the rest of the shot. Good work!
Cormac (26545) 2006-08-31 18:00
Well this shot could define the work picturesque! The shot is very well balanced, with the waves, the sand, the town and the sky all in harmony with each other. The dramatic sky adds a lot of impact to the scene. Well done!
izmirli (3864) 2006-08-31 19:19
merhaba my friend john
beautiful sea and beach.wonderful sky and interesting lovely colours.well done.
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
PJE (20756) 2006-08-31 23:25
John I have a couple moles in my backyard that are getting me very perturbed. I hear I can buy a trap that fits inside their tunnel to catch the little buggers. I hate those little piles of soil!!!
Very nice setting John. I keep thinking of your thought process before clicking the shutter. With the extended zoom factor up to 85mm it enables you to really take the time to compose scenes like this. Have you heard about this latest lens release? I am sure you would enjoy shooting a 1/15th of a second hand held with a zoom lens.
sabyasachi1212 (19739) 2006-08-31 23:32
Another wonderful post. Being on the pier it has its advantages, it almost seems like you are shooting from a boat yet managing to catch the surfs from close enough. The town doesnt seem to have changed much over the years.
With Greetings from India
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-09-01 2:04
Very nice details and colours,you have captured the textures here so well that the clouds look like they are solid.
Very well captured
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-09-01 2:41
Gorgeous composition with excellent details and contrast. The stormy sky has magnificent colours and light.
I also like the note. Thanks and have a great day,
greg64g (11193) 2006-09-01 2:42
I can see similar kind of seascape in France, i like you pov with the see so hard.
rosaline (0) 2006-09-01 4:01
A great shot from Deal pier and a very good pov. The noise is noticeable but not too intrusive. I like the moment at which you have captured the waves, as they add some energy and movement to the scene. The waves are a bit "hot" as Jean has said but not enough to impair the image in any way. Very good work and a nice angle of view.
markstaples (15670) 2006-09-01 4:52
This does indeed look like a painting. The POV is very well chosen to give us this lovely composition. The beach gives us a nice lead to the seaside buildings and the sky is very impressive. Nice work.
jafadabret (56497) 2006-09-01 8:32
John, cette photo a trois atouts pour elle : une composition rigoureuse, un ciel d'enfer et une lumière exceptionnelle. Le bruit ne dérange pas, il est à peine visible sur le bleu du ciel. La mer est superbe.
kermit350 (9012) 2006-09-01 8:45
Hello John, the sky and the element unchained are really the major elements of this composition, I appreciate the dynamism of framing particularly, with this beach which takes us along of an end has the other of the image, very beautiful camera angle, sincerely
jemaflor (68837) 2006-09-01 11:14
A nice landscape, good perspective and lovely light, impressive silver sky and colour os sand, well done.
Davidwh (3662) 2006-09-01 15:47
You certainly have your own style for these lovely beachfront images.The colour tone and light you create are very nice and as always the composition is well thought out.i hope you also had some good weather whilst you were there?Have a good weekend.
Rossignol (2289) 2006-09-02 2:26
As others have said, this is a wonderful beach scene, made dramatic by the crashing waves, leaden sky and that weird light you get in stormy conditions. Your note is really helpful too. There is some noise in the sky, but as you say unavoidable in the conditions, and the image was so well worth shooting I think you did right to capture it by whatever means possible, and high ISO is a price worth paying.
Stepan (27210) 2006-09-02 3:34
Beautiful light and a good capture of the typical mood from this part of Europe. You have understood the spirit of that place. Well done.
cjmm (4025) 2006-09-02 11:25
The shoreline, the sea and sky create an impressive image, with a very well balanced composition.
Kind regards, have a nice weekend,
jbweasle (9373) 2006-09-03 9:02
Hello John, the light you have captured here is superb with patches of brightness alongside the shade. The hotel is perfectly illuminated and contrasts well against the stormy sky. The drama of the picture is enhanced by the crashing waves.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-09-04 16:49
Hi John - the contrasts are amazing, getting a sunbreak in stormy weather results in the best kind of lighht in midday, the red sand reminds me of PEI.
singuanti (15250) 2006-09-04 22:10
Hi John. I think the POV is better here than in your previous post from the same spot. The depth and leading lines are both better as well. I can sense that the ocean was rather lively when you took this.
Gregtom (7161) 2006-09-15 8:25
I like this dangerous weather situation over the town. Such a weather always makes photographers very "active". Theme is beautiful and amazing, so is the execution! Nice colors and an atmosphere of waiting... Something will happen!
Paolo (41212) 2006-09-15 9:15
Hi John, amazing shot, the long view on the beach and on the old facades is well composed with that beautiful grey sky.
excellent POV and amazing contrast.
Didi (48880) 2006-09-27 6:03
Very nice balance between sky and foreground; your composition is very appreciable and the lights are well managed.
coco (30433) 2006-10-12 17:47
Nice moment with a good composition. The feeling of the moment is present in the photo. The sea with the waves.
Looks nice. Also the light is good too.
And, of course, the sky is wonderful for the photo.
Jaune (324) 2006-10-21 10:20
Tres belle prise de vue de la mer. La photo est un peu sombre du a la journée venteuse et nuageuse. Merci pour la Note
AnaFrantz (636) 2006-10-30 13:22
Great pic, great colors and contrast! Well donne!
keribar (43841) 2006-10-30 13:37
This is the kind of picture that makes people think " Is this real ? "For me it is certainly the best picture I find today.. I wish I had a favorite for you. The light, the clouds the diagonal et all the rest, everything works so well. Hurrah - Izzet
Albrecht (11279) 2006-10-30 13:43
A very beautiful sight from the pier;great colours and movement of the waves.Good shot.
greetings from Holland
jp80 (8439) 2006-10-30 15:03
Very nice shot, with great light. Wonderful scape, thanks for sharing !
Emile (20348) 2007-07-19 11:14
I found this shot when opened the TE web, it's an excellent picture, very well captured and with amazing colors and composition. The noises doesn't bother at all. Good work.
madhumita_roy86 (2142) 2010-09-15 10:40
very wonderful view... great composition....
- Copyright: John Cherrington (john_c) (24662)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 20D, 17-85mm IS
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- Date Submitted: 2006-08-30 10:24
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