Late afternoon sun on Seaford Head in East Sussex; a huge chalk cliff that rises up out of the sea, on the southern coast of England, and is some 80 meters high. This coastal area is designated a Nature Reserve and despite a fence, and coastal erosion, it is fairly easy to get right up to the very edge of the cliff face!
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gojo (1769) 2013-05-24 1:51
This coastline is obviously full of great scenery. Great compo and light control, spectacular colours.
lousat (89896) 2013-05-24 1:56
Hi Brian,great choice of the moment,this light is perfect to warm up the colors of the coast and to create the best contrast whit the blue of sea,magnificent atmosphere of a windy day whit a great sensation of peace,quiet and freedom,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
tyro (24398) 2013-05-24 2:09
Good morning Brian,
Looking at this (and others which you took here on the same day back in 2011) you must have that day had a pretty energetic time, what with pictures taken from both the top and the bottom of these wonderful cliffs!
The low angle, warm late afternoon sun has illuminated the cliff faces and the surf beautifully in a lovely golden glow and the strong shadows on the land above the cliffs bring out every detail of the grassland there. And all against a deep blue sea and a sky with the most delightful and moody colours.
Fabulous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
HimalAnda (10665) 2013-05-24 3:05
The golden light on the cliffs is very nice.
The composition is also good with the rock on the sea, and the vertical format is a good choice.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-24 3:13
After reading your intro I returned to photograph above which I saw in the new picture gallery. Even you like Greece a lot, this shot closer to your home is an impressive photograph. In the late afternoon sun the cliff really looks like golden. Also you selected the right moment when the waves were just set to attack the coast. Good light management with high sharpness. Well done
rbassin (22655) 2013-05-24 3:13
une très belle prise de vue, la lumière est absolument magnifique.
Les teintes de ce bord de mer sont superbes, un point de vue remarquable.
snunney (97561) 2013-05-24 3:26
The golden light is quite ethereal. Great capture and excellent presentation.
Sarasparky (89) 2013-05-24 4:07
Buongiorno Brian, eccellente presentazione con una luce dorata dall'effetto stupefacente.
ChrisJ (112373) 2013-05-24 4:10
The vertical format suits this image perfectly and accentuates and emphasises the height of the cliffs. Good color, sharpness and saturation with a superb warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky and reddish hued cliffs. Tfs!
kasianowak (8743) 2013-05-24 4:27
Beautiful light, I love the way it bounces off the face of the cliff and the waves at the bottom.
Nice to look at this photo today - probably the coldest May I can remember...
Have a great weekend
olive224 (2719) 2013-05-24 4:28
I like this image very much
The light is great and the framing cool too
The sea is great, the 1/40 allows some motion
Great one ///
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-24 5:22
Great capture with very good composition.Splendid colors and saturation.Very good job.
Have a nice weekend
yquem46 (38750) 2013-05-24 5:32
A sumptuous golden light on the cliffs
An other good shot
Enjoy the WE, best regards
mkamionka (35918) 2013-05-24 5:47
beautiful light indeed makes this amazing seascape look even more attractive and unusual. I like your composition which results in interesting geometry -the white or here golden cliff making a nice shape in the frame. Very encouraging to visit this area of England.
Have a great weekend,
mjw364 (842) 2013-05-24 8:47
Beautiful, beautiful warm sunset colours. A clear sharp shot and I love the way you have also captured the waves crashing in. Fantastic shot.
rychem (34611) 2013-05-24 10:00
Superb, splendid photo, fantastic light, compliments
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-24 10:07
una bella visione e colori caldi per via del sole basso sull'orizzontesono i pregi di questa bella foto.
Gradevole la linea dell'onda che disegna una bella diagonale.
Uno scatto molto ben riuscito.
Ciao e buona serata
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-05-24 11:15
it´s delightful combination of excellently applied vertical frame and so beautiful,warm light.It´s a real pleasure to admire how the sun illuminates every part of the scene and how it affects the color saturation.
Beautiful and very moody scene!
Have a nice weekend
chawax (20752) 2013-05-24 11:52
A nice POV and most of all a wonderful light that makes the colours of the cliffs very nice.
Have a nice week end,
williewhistler (16394) 2013-05-24 12:35
Hello Brian,you have made the very best of the glowing golden light from what must have been a point very close to the edge!
A very dramatic coastal scene in a very suitable upright format.Lovely shot.
All the best,
Energysavingelk (1963) 2013-05-24 12:35
what a colour - and what a contrast to "Dirt Road"!
Every great nation has her chalk cliffs: the white cliffs of Dover (or Sussex) for the Brits, the Kreidefelsen of Rügen for the Germans and Møns Klint for the Danes. They simply make the best contrast against the sea, and if you are lucky, you will capture a roaring sea or waves of foam as you managed very well.
Regards from Rhineland, hopefully waiting for a better weather. Please wipe out that damned high pressure zone on the Atlantic west of you!
Royaldevon (37959) 2013-05-24 14:17
The low sun has turned this headland into a scene that would excite Midas!! It is beautifully rich with golden tones, whilst the surface appears to be on fire. This type of opportunity doesn't happen all that often, how good that you were there to capture it.
The composition matches it perfectly.
My warm regards,
jjcordier (79297) 2013-05-24 23:21
Fabuleuse lumière sur cette côte de l'East Sussex et excellent cadrage vertical. Une photo magnifique!
Herquin (7789) 2013-05-25 10:40
j'apprécie à sa juste valeur ce beau panorama .
Cricri (117899) 2013-05-25 11:22
Merveilleuse lumière qui renforce les couleurs de cette impressionnante falaise, j'aime l'arrivée des vagues, le petit rocher, un air de douceur et sauvage qui me plait
fds (9340) 2013-05-25 11:25
dear england friend this is a great image
i love very much this photo tacke a very beautiful point of view over the great Cliff
fanmtastic Golden colors and very impressive suggestions
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-05-25 11:35
Beautiful time of day for this shot, Brian. The white cliffs are an icon, and this gives them a really dramatic, revelatory feel. That plus the waves rolling in along a perfect diagonal makes for a wonderful composition. Thanks!
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-05-25 11:56
What exquisite light Brian. The shot is flooded with warmth and I just love the light and detail on the waves. Superb. Have a lovely evening Rosemary
romanaa (7984) 2013-05-25 22:42
beautiful golden light on the cliffs, the detail of the textures and the depth are amazing, I feel like standing there.
npecanhuk (74878) 2013-05-26 20:10
That wonderful place!
A magnificent picture of it!
Special regards to the management of light, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
emka (95295) 2013-05-27 23:49
Hi Brian, Splendid view of the cliff and rock in the afternoon sun. The la ndscape reminds me Twelve apostles in Australia, where I had a gorgeous meeting with our friends.
jemaflor (96087) 2013-05-29 11:16
Great pov and light, I like so much this golden tone on these cliffs, Well captured with also the strong wave with foam, bravo !
ikeharel (69883) 2014-08-09 4:14
Fabulous morning light on the white cliff and a fantastic waves pounding on.
Those chalk roks were like a lighttowers for WW2 RAF pilots, in the pre-GPS navigation systems, I red so much about.
Stunning bright colors, red and brown with yellow contrast the blue sky and sea.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/40 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2013-05-24 1:44
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