This lighthouse sits atop of Beachy Head in East Sussex, England. Built in the 1830's it was de-commissioned and replaced by the new lighthouse at the bottom of the cliffs in 1902. Coastal erosion meant that the lighthouse became precariously close to toppling into the sea, so much so that in March 1999 the entire building was moved 56 feet (17 meters) back from the cliff edge. It is a Grade II listed building and has featured in various TV programmes and the James Bond film "The Living Daylights".
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golus (2893) 2012-03-25 2:30
A great composition with a meticulous workmanship. You have perfectly placed the distant lighthouse in between the branches of the dead tree. The other aspect that I liked much is the depth sense achieved using the FG and BG elements in the most effective way. Surely a masterful contribution. thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
Robert1969 (6834) 2012-03-25 2:33
The wild west in England?
Very nice rough surrounding, even with the
blue sky you can feel the wind ( or I've
eaten too much onions ). As alway the
light management and the compostion are
great, the most important and most striking
point in this picture is the point of view:
the lighthouse (on the background)between
the bushes (on the forground) greates
a lots of depth.....And this shows that you
have a great eye for details.
williewhistler (12152) 2012-03-25 4:16
Hello Brian,it was nice idea to use the fallen trees as a frame for the isolated lighthouse as it adds a feeling of bleakness and a good sense of depth.
SNOOP_Chan (3841) 2012-03-25 4:45
Hello Brian, lovely image here, good angle through the branches. Amazing blue sky.
npecanhuk (60246) 2012-03-25 6:33
Wow! That's a very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov and composition: placing that lighthouse in the distance with those leafless branches as a wonderful natural frame was such a great idea and the results are so attractive!
Sahrpness, exposure, colors, dof, contrasts, horizontal format and white borders are all excellent features too!
TFS - congrats,
HimalAnda (8512) 2012-03-25 6:42
The composition is very good with the lighthouse between the tree branches. It drives the eye toward the lighthouse.
rychem (18927) 2012-03-25 7:49
I like trees, you have captured beautiful old trees in FG and nice small silhouette of the lighthouse framed by trees, excellent done
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-03-25 8:30
سلام دوست من
خیلی زیبا با نور وکنتراس عالی
vasilpro (40709) 2012-03-25 10:26
Wonderful composition, excellent POV and DOF, very nice framework, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday evening, Vasilis.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-25 12:59
what a splendid composition you took a beautiful photo from this picturesque place and I like the atmosphere and the romantic details, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-03-25 22:12
Hi Brian, What a wonderful scene you have captured and created skilfully, the Dof, is fantastic giving us a splendid view of the super lighthouse.Love your Pov, on this rugged old beaten by the elements tree.Have a good week, Cheers Iain.
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-03-26 1:14
This is a beautiful scenery indeed. Very delightful view. Well done!
Have a nice day,
dkmurphys (45897) 2012-03-26 2:12
Well composed image with that lighthouse between the brunches. Good idea, original work.
Have a good week.
LAPIAZ (3136) 2012-03-26 23:58
Fabulous composition with these strang dead trees ! We can feel that it's a windy place :-)
The lighthouse seems so small between us !
ChrisJ (94510) 2012-03-27 4:28
Missed this one. Good sharpness & superb framing using the dark tree branches to frame & point towards the lighthouse. A wonderful blue sky with excellent graphism. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2014-03-31 13:26
I saw in the thumbnail and now in the main image, two stags rutting in the intertwined branches to the immediate left of the left house. Fascinating view, with the stag tees, the lighthouse as a brilliant central focal point on then the trees on the right which look like something straight from the plains of Africa. A very interesting shot which cause my eyes to fight with each other over which part to focus on.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (44525)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-25 2:15