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Spurn Point is one of the most striking features of Britain's coastline, stretching for three and a half miles across the Humber Estuary.

This curving spit is only 50 metres wide in places, making it look like an elongated tongue. The spit is a dynamic feature which forms and reforms over hundreds of years. An old Viking name for the spit was 'Hrafn's Eyr' or Ravnenser, meaning 'Raven's Tongue'

Spurn is made up of a series of sand and shingle banks held together by Marram grass and Seabuckthorn.

There is a series of sea defence works built by the Victorians and maintained by the Ministry of Defence, til they sold Spurn to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in the 1950s. The lighthouse was built in 1895 and made redundant in 1985.

Spurn's environment is very fragile and is open to the ravages of the North Sea. It is an important wildlife haven for migrant birds, lizards, roe deer and numerous species of insects.

Before the War Department (now MOD) constructed the road along the peninsula, the only 'vehicular' access to the Point was by a wind powered railway trolley with a sail. The braking system was unusual in that there wasn't one! Legend has it that the local vicar was riding on the trolley and he was unprepared when the operator threw a baulk of timber onto the line in front to stop it. There reverend gentleman was also flung off!

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Carousel'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2012 - 2:25 PM
Focal Length:8.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Raven's Tongue
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:11 Oct 2012 - 6:50 PM
Tags:Architecture, Groynes, Humber, Landscape / travel, Lighthouse, Marram grass, Sand, Sea defences, Shingle, Spit, Spurn point
Votes:24

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 6:58 PM

A fine composition, Philip, with an interesting foreground, well captured. Carol

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NDODS e2 Member 43443 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:04 PM

An extremely interesting foreword, supported by this rather magnificent composition. The foreground adding immediate interest whist you have kept the Lighthouse perfectly sharp, and all at f/5.6

Regards Nathan

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:08 PM

Lovely shot and comprehensive info about an interesting place.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:42 PM

The three posts sit well in the composition with the lighthouse behind. Excellent anecdotes as well, Philip.

Dave

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:29 PM

A great composition Phil also an interesting write up..Lin

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:42 PM

Wonderful composition, Phillip, a very striking image, i like the framing of the lighthouse with the timbers, a very creative piece of work, well thought out.
nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
11 Oct 2012 - 10:09 PM


Quote: i like the framing of the lighthouse with the timbers, a very creative piece of work, well thought out.

Agree Phillip, greatly composed. Excellent narrative also.

John

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 10:14 PM

Great comp. Fascinating reading too. Sounds like a wonderful place.

Ann

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 10:32 PM

Nice composition, cant help thinking it may have worked better in landscape format.

Best Matt

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 - 10:45 PM

Nice shot with a very knowledged write- up Philip.Lovely place.
Elena

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 11:35 PM

The peices of broken up fence add so much to this image-- a fine old light house!

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 8:35 AM

A great comp. and thanks for the write up

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
12 Oct 2012 - 1:32 PM


Quote: An extremely interesting foreword, supported by this rather magnificent composition. The foreground adding immediate interest whist you have kept the Lighthouse perfectly sharp, and all at f/5.6

Regards Nathan

I do like Nathans sharp witted quotes, nice balanced photo and an interesting narrative, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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