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23/52: The Curved Defence

By sherlob    
I'm a day late - I had hoped that a last minute local shoot yesterday would have enabled me to post a stronger image, but on review I think this is as good as I took last week.

A long exposure as the sun set on New Brighton beach with the tide receding. I feel drawn to such exposures perhaps in part as they capture sense of serene calmness no matter the turbulence of the conditions. When I go out with the camera I find the experience therapeutic. It's my practice of mindfulness. In a way the long exposures capture what I am trying to feel.

I always think that a higher perspective would be ideal for this shot, but alas its beyond my range and I don't fancy trying to take along a step ladder...

Have a great week.

Adam

Tags: Sunset Long exposure New brighton Big stopper Sea defences Calmness Landscape and travel Mindfulness 1 of 52 project 1 out of 52 project

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8 Jun 2020 9:22PM
I'll have to have a look at this vista when I am next at New Brighton. Adam - do you know why these stones were laid in the first place? Thanks. David
sherlob Plus
14 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 9:52PM
They are part of the extensive sea defences along the New Brighton beach. I suspect they help preserve the beach in addition to offering som defence from the tide to the structures near by.
ColleenA Plus
8 464 7 Australia
8 Jun 2020 11:38PM
Beautiful photo...great end to your day
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
9 Jun 2020 7:30AM
It would be interesting to see the same scen taken from a slightly higher perspective, Adam. Could you hire a telescopic mast, say 8' high?
sherlob Plus
14 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2020 8:58AM
I'm reluctant to hire equipment given the uncertainty of the conditions. I'd also need to judge the tide times and I'm not sure I could do this successfully. Finally, would a telescopic mast enable such a long exposure?
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
9 Jun 2020 10:58AM

Quote:I'm reluctant to hire equipment given the uncertainty of the conditions. I'd also need to judge the tide times and I'm not sure I could do this successfully. Finally, would a telescopic mast enable such a long exposure?

I understand your reluctance, Adam, and as you say, the stability of a mast may well not lend itself to long exposures...

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