The impressive sea defences at St Mary's Bay on Romney Marsh in Kent, England. Built to defend against a storm surge, which could engulf the low lying land and holiday homes just behind the wall that runs along this part of the Kent coast. A bit too topical a subject considering the recent storm that lashed England and much of northern western Europe. Hope all you TE members that were in St Jude's way and had to endure the rain and storm force winds, are OK.
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krzychu30 (12859) 2013-10-29 2:27
superb long perspective,amazing looking sky and these dominating grey tones create together really unique visual effect!It´s really a pleasure to see your perfect PP work,that enhances the graphics of the image!
Creative approach to the photographed subject!
Have a nice day
macjake (45832) 2013-10-29 3:06
how perfect is this!
who would have thought that a stone wall could be so photogenic.
seriously impressed with this one, the lighting is superb in places, and the popcorn clouds put it over the top.
so many things i love about this phot, especially the light, pov, clouds and creative subject which most would ignore.
SnapRJW (23982) 2013-10-29 3:07
I thought of you yesterday Brian and wondered how your fared in the storm. Sky News had a reporter at Brighton where they showed some mad people swimming by the pier! Nutters. There were a few photographers out and about and I looked for you, did you brave the weather? You post today is pertinent and taken under the most beautiful light. An unusual subject that one would not usually associate with beauty but your immaculate composition and fine management has combined to produce an attractive shot. Warm regards rosemary
trevormoffiet (1436) 2013-10-29 3:53
A striking image of a simple subject. Well composed and presented.
Royaldevon (21661) 2013-10-29 4:11
A very poignant photograph, considering the tempestuous storm, yesterday. I did wonder how you were surviving! We only had torrential rain and a few blustery squalls, nothing like you endured in the south.
I can't believe how interesting a wall and some steps can appear! The textures, the light, the contrasts of shapes and the strong composition just make it very dramatic.
I like very much how the clouds act as ethereal spectators.
Have a great day,
snunney (73032) 2013-10-29 4:44
This impressive sea defence wall makes for a strong graphical composition when placed on the diagonal as here. I like very much the lighting and that cloud filled sky. Superb rendering of the detail in the construction. I trust you and yours escaped the storm unscathed. I assume you didn't suffer any power outage if you are online?
Romano46 (11871) 2013-10-29 6:03
questo tuo soggetto grazie alla tua ripresa e ad una postproduzione straordinaria si è trasformato in una foto straordinaria nella quale i colori recitano una parte di primio piano, ma anche l'illuminazione, con l'alternarsi di luce e edi penimbra ha un ruolo essenziale.
Un eccellente risultato per una composizione straordinaria.
Ciao e buona giornata
Nicou (106237) 2013-10-29 8:29
Les tons sont mervielleux sueprbe ce gris avec le ciel bleu foncé et le rendu sur ces escaliers quelc adrage fuyant qet vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (13874) 2013-10-29 8:37
Clever use of the graphism of this storm wall, perfect composition with lines converging at a single point, impressive clouds looking like cottonwool :)
williewhistler (9977) 2013-10-29 9:16
a lovely graphic image with good perspective that is enhanced by that very interesting sky.
The little splash of light lifts the scene enormously.
Hope the weather`s calmed down a bit.
All the best Les.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-29 11:57
Apt image given the storm. Nice light and slightly moody. the steps look a little HDR too but I don't think it is. Glad ur ok mate - who would I have to swap musical references with if a tree whacked you on the napper?! Would have been good to have met up in Scotland if you had made it though the weather wasn't too great for photography.
subhendu_bagchi (21364) 2013-10-30 12:11
hello Brian, excellent composition here. Love the perspective created. Great sharp image with nice depth. Lovely colour tone. Nice composition using diagonal. Superb work. Tfs.
annjackman (15649) 2013-10-31 0:21
Very well done for making such an impressive and enjoyable picture of a concrete storm wall. The diagonal perspective and the fairweather clouds all come together to make a delightful image. I have a relative living in St Mary's Bay who was without electricity for a long time after the storm last week. At least we were in Scotland away from the storm, although where we live in West Sussex was not affected much - seemed that the coast got the worst.
Best wishes, Ann
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (37412)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/22, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-29 2:16