One week ago I was together with my wife and friends at the invitation of on a danceparty in Eastbourne but for one day (a few hours).
During the lunch I took my camera and saw this wonderful image.
I shall place later the pier and a part of the sea.
Eastbourne is a unique seaside resort with an amazing range of activities, sports and exciting events for you to enjoy in a fantastic setting. Everything is within easy reach with the seafront promenade virtually leading straight on to the foot of the beautiful Eastbourne Downs and Beachy Head and the town centre just a few yards walk from the centrally located Victorian Pier.
I hope you enjoy it.
Canon EOS 5D
16/07/2007 13:26:58 Belgian time
Centerweighted average metering
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
3168 x 2112
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pat0500 (21561) 2007-07-22 10:19
Very beautiful picture and very good POV too..!
Good framing and very nice perspective of the beach, good light and colours..
Very nice composition..!
maltese (22901) 2007-07-22 10:24
Une très belle qualité et de très belles couleurs pour cette photo. Une bonne lumière bien gérée pour un très beau rendu. j'aime beaucoup!!
wolf38 (31296) 2007-07-22 10:38
Hello Henk. Apparently you succeed in easy recording each motive in optimal way with your camera. Also this photo has again jhm-quality. My acknowledgment. Best regards, Wolfgang.
mortijo (12828) 2007-07-22 11:00
Perfect licht!!! Heel mooie foto John, gefeliciteerd. John
sleon (9402) 2007-07-22 11:07
An attractive and inviting view of this traditional English seaside town. The lighting and colours are truly vivid and I like the way the promenade leads off into the distance.
carper (96) 2007-07-22 11:11
een fraaie plaat john en zowaar eentje uit het buitenland.
prachtige kustlijn, toch weer anders dan bij ons. goede compositie en de kwaliteit is om van te smullen, fraai werk john.
delic (6735) 2007-07-22 11:23
That looks almost as attractive as the Meditarrenean. Excellent light and composition.
bostankorkulugu (42480) 2007-07-22 11:36
this is a flawless image of this beautiful seaside resort... taken from a good pov under this amazing flock of clouds... perfect light also...
all the best john...
dip (23890) 2007-07-22 11:38
amazing colors and good lighting here,
I like the POV and DOF,
Very well done!
go2stones (40) 2007-07-22 11:38
Very sharp image with great strong colors and a powerful sky. These baracades really create interest. Well done. Reid
hdl (7035) 2007-07-22 11:49
Dag John. Het kanaal overgestoken? Het ziet er in ieder geval heel aantrekkelijk uit, mooier dan de lelijke hoogbouw die we aan onze kust te overvloedig terugvinden. Mooi perspectief en hele warme kleuren (zoals we van je gewoon zijn). Het ontbreken van monokini's doet me wel vermoeden dat de temperatuur niet zo heel hoog was op dat moment ;-)). Groetjes.
gilou530 (34) 2007-07-22 12:04
a beautiful prospect for this beach, the sky gives much contrast, I find the beach rather deserted, is this time which discouraged the bathers
Davidh34 (838) 2007-07-22 12:53
A familiar scene across much of the south coast of England. I remember the pain, as a child, of walking over the pebbled, stoney beaches, to reach the sand and sea. Good POV and lovely warm colours.
cbrman (21675) 2007-07-22 13:26
Une belle vue sur cette plage anglaise qui s'étire à l'horizon ! J'aime bien cette série de séparation qui créent un joli rythme dans cette image !
Bien vu !
PJE (20758) 2007-07-22 13:32
Well John it seems to me that in England that everyone wants their own private beach. These fence lines stretching into the sea has made for a very interesting photo. Excellent perspective here and a wonderful view. Thanks for sharing!
Cormac (26565) 2007-07-22 14:47
Great view of the town and the beach, and the close relationship between them. The rows of beach obstacles, one after the other, is shown very well too, because of the angle, making it look like they go on forever. Having the buildings of the town so close is good too, because it shows us how cozy everything is there. Well done!
asajernigan (21427) 2007-07-22 18:08
Outstanding photo with great composition and POV. The lighting and colors are great with excellent DOF and sharpness. The repeating patterns formed by the jetties attract the eye trough the shot. You have captured a nice sky as well.
edytungkal (4551) 2007-07-22 19:30
It's a fantastic view from the beach.
The clouds, the sand and the town houses formation look nice, you have composed it very well, John. Thanks for sharing.
Emile (20352) 2007-07-22 19:45
Excellent shot John.
You captured it with a great perspective and very good POV. Good colors and light, excellent composition. Very well done. TFS.
gunbud (34066) 2007-07-22 19:49
You have captured some wonderfully contrasting colors with the coarse brown sand and the blue sky and white buildings. The details are razor sharp and your POV is excellent.
JPlumb (3159) 2007-07-22 22:13
Hi John, very nice capture of this seaside resort. You have picked up excellent texture of this beach, not just of the fences running to the water, but with the gravel as well. The shot is sharp with good colour, the composition is excellent.
Graal (103038) 2007-07-22 23:40
very nice place, great perspective and view. I like the composition, colours and sharpness also. Good work.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2007-07-22 23:50
I like the perspective and of your creativity! Beautiful framing of the beach.
rigoletto (34279) 2007-07-23 0:46
How can you create such a sharp image John???
Every, every pixel has a minute detail in it. And even there is no single evidence of sharpening. This is just incredible. Great compo under a dim light, the result is superb!
toto (0) 2007-07-23 1:08
Belle photo de ces brises lame de labas, je n' en avais jamais vu de pareil,ni une plage de gallets. Belle vue sur cet ensemble. Amitiés Thomas
ben4321 (9875) 2007-07-23 1:10
You certainly caught the place looking at it's best in this wonderful light, and you've done a good job here.
The composition works well, although I'd have been tempted to crop a bit nearer to the wooden groyne, cutting down some of the excess foreground and going for more of a panoramic format. I think with it's strong horizontal layers the image would suit this kind of treatment.
Good work John.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2007-07-23 1:55
strong contrast, a good light and fine colours
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-07-23 3:17
A nice repetitive motive and a good perspective here.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-07-23 3:52
A very good perspective of the beach, good light and colours,nice composition...
pierrefonds (69795) 2007-07-23 4:20
A nice image of the coastline at Eastbourne under a beautiful sky, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Have a nice day.
barni (15751) 2007-07-23 6:10
Une belle plage déserte.
Joli travail sur les couleurs.
jurek1951 (42196) 2007-07-23 6:11
This is a very nice photo. I like the colours and the lighting. Very nice composition,
Budapestman (82620) 2007-07-23 6:13
Beautiful shot, fascinating summer atmosphere, perspective is excellent, I like the gorgeous colours and the spectacular details, clarity is perfect. Great realization, Congratulations. Have a nice week
Dpbours (222) 2007-07-23 7:17
Korte reactie uit een Balinees internetcafe. Heel mooi gebalanceerde picture met prachtige intense kleuren.
Cretense (68703) 2007-07-23 7:43
This is trully a masterpiece, a valuable lesson of how a photo of a "pro" should look like. Congratulations, master, and thanks for sharing!
Paolo (41222) 2007-07-23 7:45
Hi John, amazing image with a well built perspective view on the waterfront of the city, excellent quality, exposure and a perfect POV.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-07-23 7:54
Great view of the Eastbourne, John !
Lovely colours and tones in this picture. I like your POV and details.
Very well framed and done
TFS and have a nice week
IgorDeleze (585) 2007-07-23 9:35
Nice view on this coast.
Beautiful light and great dof!
leo61 (0) 2007-07-23 10:09
You had a good timing to take this picture with so wonderful light.The soft,but still well contrasting colors are great and the depth is amasing.I`m fascinated by the sharpness,the gravel in the foreground and the buildings in the distance,excellent.
Silvio1953 (150289) 2007-07-23 10:40
Hi John, splendid composition with wonderful sea landscape, great perspective and beautiful delicate colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
elihesamian (26149) 2007-07-23 11:38
you had a beautiful day and sky in your short trip and a great shot you worked and posted.
The perspective here is great,the colors( warm tonalities) are a great point here,details and sharpness are fantastic,and you invites us to look at a very beautiful work with your nice POV,Thanks,
Stepan (27210) 2007-07-23 12:38
Impressive and beautiful sunny light. The pov and the crop are excellent to enjoy this "old style" place, that seems to be lovely. Your warm tones (compared to the cold you have in your morning posts) are excellent.
danyy (0) 2007-07-23 14:52
l'exposition est parfaite cette fois, j'aime la luminosité des bâtiments.
La photo est très astucieusement cadrée et montre cette succession de plages séparées de bien curieuse manière.
Un document interessant sur les plages outre Manche.
Bien à toi.
Charo (51212) 2007-07-23 15:10
Estupenda toma formando diagonal con unos colores magníficos y gran profundidad.
Pero me gustaría saber que son esas madera que hay a lo largo de la playa ¿para qué sirven?
vincz (19113) 2007-07-23 17:37
Si sharp, with great colours and very interesting sand texture. Light is very unique there.I like also very much the rendering of the clouds.
bertolucci (13362) 2007-07-24 0:43
Goedemorgen John, uw dansen heeft u even naar de overkant gebracht! Prachtige kleuren in deze capture van de boulevard van Eastbourne. U heeft in een geslaagde hoek de diverse architectuur samengenomen met het strand en wat mensen voor de levendigheid. Heel mooi werk, ik kijk er graag naar!
Een goede dag toegewenst vanuit een bewolkt Rotterdam bij 15 gr....
delkoo (68) 2007-07-24 1:04
i could say, upper quality for this one, I am struck by the sharpness and the clarity as well as the many details that one can see on this shot.
atus (15856) 2007-07-24 1:38
well captured and nicely composed shot of this coastline. The perspective is great and light is very well managed with the filter. I like the grey clouds and the nice and warm colours.
Well done! Tfs and best wishes.
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-07-24 4:11
Dance party...ahaaa...I dont remember when I saw last time :)Nice perspective of this beach,great depth and exceptional quality of the shot !!!!
All the best
john_c (24666) 2007-07-24 8:00
Well composed with a dreamy, summer look of warm sand and bright buildings. I like the depth here and the carefree ambience often associated with seashore resorts. The sky really enhances. Well captured, John.
Tue (42130) 2007-07-24 11:20
Een prachtige foto van de Zuid-Engelse kust! De kleuren zijn bijzonder aantrekkelijk. Het zonlicht en de wolken zorgen voor een leuke sfeer, uiteraard ook geholpen door de mensen die op het pad langs het strand lopen. De architectuur van de huizen vind ik ook zeer mooi. Uitstekend werk!
jackart (6702) 2007-07-24 12:31
Another one excellent work in Your portfolio. Amazing sharpness contrast and colors, Wonderful POV. Very good quality. This photo is full of details I can see every grain of sand.
macondo (19780) 2007-07-25 1:10
Greetings John. A very attractive picture of the town and its strand. A fine perspective is achieved, and it was a good idea to use a viewpoint to show the many wooden barriers built to prevent the erosion of the sand. The colours are lovely, in a slightly under-exposed and gentle way. I doubt if any photo could make this town look more attractive.
jaywalker (16105) 2007-07-25 8:11
Hi John, A great shot of this sea side scene, the life of beach divides have created superb depth & the light is excellent, wonderful colours & nicely composed, I have never been to Eastbourne & have not seen a lot of the place, so TFS this piece with us, kind regards Wilson.
sufi (9588) 2007-07-25 12:46
What wonderful point of view and perspective... The colors and the light are perfect... Especially the contrast between the hot and cold colors is great... The lining up of the causeways on the beach is wonderful too...
oochappan (16173) 2007-07-26 1:19
Hallo John, de late zon kleurt hier je perspectief van de dijk in mooie warme kleurtonen, mischien hadden de wolken hier een ietsje meer oplichtend contrasterend het frame mooi kunnen afsluiten met wat meer sprankel van licht, kan makkelijk nog hier geloof ik, dat zou ik persoonlijk toch trachten uit te testen, of dit beter zou zijn weet ik nog niet, zou dit moeten uittesten. Het licht op de gevels is prachtig, zeer fijngedetaillerd.
Een mooi sfeerbeeld van onze Belgische gepollueerde kust :)
Didi (60590) 2007-07-26 17:23
Je découvre grâce à vous cette station balnéaire, je note de jolies couleurs estivales et dorées avec un ciel mitigé, mais il semble que la pluie n'est pas loin.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-07-28 0:50
An eyecatcher one, with these golden tones.
The depth and perspective are too very nice, and the image is strogly balanced.
Angshu (56760) 2007-07-28 4:42
Different country, but your quality & signature remains intact. The composition works really well & in the soft light, the colours come out very well. Amazing depth & sharpness especially on the shingles. Very good work! Hope you'll show us more pictures from this place
alvaraalto (19360) 2007-07-28 14:37
Ik zie dat je ook de Noordzee bent overgestoken. Met weer een prachtig resultaat.
Beetje Belgische kust, maar dan was de foto natuurlijk in spiegelbeeld geweest :)
bakes888 (18499) 2007-07-29 1:58
Hi John. I’m amazed at the sharpness and detail in this shot for such a low resolution (for posting) image. Nice composition with excellent depth and good perspective. Thanks for sharing.
pboehringer (770) 2007-07-29 12:21
it has been quite while that I didn't look into your newest posts. I was off for a 2 week tour to Oregon and Washington with my daughters and got some interesting shots during this time.
Your photographies that you posted in the meantime are really good, as usual and I won't find time to critique all of them so I choose this one to write a critique as representative for all the others.
It might sound weird to you, but this here is one of your best shots. The clarity, colors, contrast and composition are perfect. It gives me the impression of a freshly baked bread coming out of the oven and smells delicious. Funny association but I can't help. What I'm tying to say is that it seems that you achieved to capture not only the visual but much more!
bazal (7900) 2007-07-30 0:30
Nice composition to show this interesting seaside resort. Despite some quite ugly squared buildings have been built in some places, it seems that the place is quite well preserved and we can enjoy nice houses with traditional architecture. The light is just superb.
Thanks for sharing!
dilane (861) 2007-07-30 13:53
Très belle qualité de photo - Tu nous offres un bel aperçu de cette plage et des habitations qui la bordent. C'est très bien fait - Good shot - Good work - Que faisiez vous au lieu de danser..? des photos... Et bien dansez maintenant !
Burberry1 (6041) 2007-08-01 4:31
great compo, magnificant light and colors:))
coco (30439) 2007-08-01 11:58
Very good and excellent capture of this beach.
evanrizo (456) 2007-08-04 1:49
Hi John, unbelievable but it is truth!
The lightness is magical, the depth is great, the colors are fantastic all the composition looks majestic.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-08-04 13:11
Very nice beach view, although this one is a bit to urbanised for me (this is one of the things I do not like with the English south coast...). I wonder what is the use of the wooden walls, probably to separate the diffrents beaches depending from every hotel...
All the best,
capthaddock (28790) 2007-08-04 21:04
Hi John - very pleasant waterfront, the sunny weather makes it look (almost) like the Mediterranean, excellent sharpness, it's possible to count each individual pebble on the beach.
jafadabret (56501) 2007-08-07 8:05
John, quelle belle photo de cette plage !
J'aime le rendu de la texture du sable ainsi que sa belle couleur miel. La couleur de la mer et du ciel sont au top sous une lumière de juillet. Excellent !
balatrek (7455) 2007-08-07 11:27
This beach is very interesting, you have created a good composition and a perfect perspective, the warm light creates beautiful colours, good depth, people taking a walk create life and naturalness to the scene. TFS
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-08-07 15:38
Beautiful place and great colours, clarity and perspective!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-08-09 0:58
la lumière est très belle dans cette image. Je suis assez étonné par ces panneaux de bois pour retenir le sable, visiblement sans grande efficacité.
jmdaoudal (82) 2007-08-12 9:53
Very good perspective, indeed, with strog light and color.
A tru landscape from this coast I lke very much.
josepmarin (58359) 2007-08-13 8:55
A very nice and agreeable place, good caught with an excellent setting, with a lot of harmony. A great depth of image with the great perspective that there offer us the buildings aligned along this promenade, and a light and a few very attractive colors, they complete a beautiful composition.
lasscor (7640) 2007-08-15 1:27
Lovely peaceful landscape.
Nice framing, colors, light, perspective and sharpness.
I like much le color of the sand and the cloudy sky.
Standa (1877) 2007-08-21 1:48
clarity and DOF of this photo are amazing!
Good work with light and depth and of course great composition.
Have a good week
banyanman (7789) 2007-10-04 7:42
You were certainly lucky with the light on this day, John, and you have taken advantage of that to produce an image with a lot of clarity and warmth. Excellent sharpness, strong colours (without overdoing the contrast) and a very typical English beachfront scene without a patch of sand in sight! Cheers . . . David
Amaz (11475) 2009-05-24 5:12
excellent shot!! YES, in Englad you can find a lot of very charming places!!
Superb composition with these pastel colours!!
Very well done!!
xuaxo (6854) 2009-11-21 9:40
Beautifully clear image of the coast and houses.
We could call it: where England meets the desert ;-)
yeln (11516) 2010-06-21 8:41
i must admit, it is perfect sea panoramic photo. well balanced composition. good colors contrast between sand and grey-blue sky. excelent sharpness and amazing DOF.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-19 3:28
Your gallery is a big treat to the eyes. This is a beautiful coastline shot with so many different architectural buildings on the right. I like the array of wooden fences stretching into the sea. The colors and sharpness are superb.Very nice panoramic view.
danos (101794) 2012-05-18 2:08
great the view of the sandy beach of the city with the wooden partitions to create depth in the image.I like the view of the vertical layers(the sea,the sandy beach and the houses) that created making the image more effective.
Have a good day,danos
pajaran (64410) 2013-07-04 6:00
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o Eastbourne, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lep trenutak sa oblacima.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Good day, sir.
Good article about the Eastbourne, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful moment with clouds.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
All the best.
ikeharel (76145) 2013-09-26 5:18
Beautiful resort town with a nice waterfront promenade, a well taken picture along.
The wooden piers gave a unique texture to the beach, I assume they were made to support the sand-erosion in storms.
A fine shot, good clear view with good DOF and light.
annjackman (21901) 2013-09-26 5:38
This is a place that I know very well and this is one of the very best photos that I have seen of the seafront. The light and sharpness show up the detail and colours very well. I can even see the Martello tower in the BG. It was nice to include the hills of Beachy Head in the distance.
Kind Regards, Ann
serp2000 (45312) 2013-10-06 20:46
Glad to see some of your old archive photos again.
This seaside looks like a beach, but perhaps there is very cold water for a swim in England. The wooden fence gives good graphic. I like this good balanced composition with the impressive cloudy sky and very nice architecture.
I think you kept good memories from that excursion.
Greetings from NYC!
kato (11630) 2014-05-28 20:32
You're capturing well this coastline in Eastbourne by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the segment of beach with fence and elegant buildings along the promenade. And, thick clouds in the blue sky draw out a good impact in this place.
berek (50506) 2015-02-19 22:50
A very nice quality and beautiful colors for this photo. Good light well managed for a beautiful rendering. I love it
jmdias (67209) 2015-07-06 17:52
a curious beach with these structures in wood to protect the sand against the waters. the barrier of façades is very interesting too.
unclehotshot (4000) 2015-07-17 12:46
Hello dear John
I stumbled over this fine seasidescenery from England.The riviera of Great Britain has a special charm and I think you have captured it perfectly. The sand has a super nice color.
Cheers John and have a fine weekend.
ourania (49861) 2015-10-13 14:20
there's an intriguing play of perspectives and layers in your composition, the layout of the scene is superb. I like very much the dynamic, diminishing effect of the row of facades, the surrounding colours and textures set off the urban scenery, the light makes it very attractive. I like how you managed the strong light and contrast and brought out the individual qualities of each area. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
mcmtanyel (26960) 2017-01-13 21:23
I have seen a similar photo where the beach was divided by such fences going all the way into the water. I would hate to be on such a beach because one of my pastimes is to walk along the surf as far as I can. These fences would not allow that. It's not as though they are trying to prevent going from one section to another, the walkway is quite unobstructed.
Anyway, all that should not detract from my admiration of your photo, very nicely done, fences and all.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (157892)
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- Date Taken: 2007-07-16
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