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Belle Tout Lighthouse hotel.

By mike9005
Thanks to Isabel (Chinga) for your award. Thanks to everyone for your C&Vs for yesterday.
On Friday last, I managed to get to Birling Gap for the first time since Covid 19 came to this world. A few months ago the cliff collapsed, taking away one of the paths near to the old Belle Tout lighthouse hotel. I had only seen this by local TV, news drone coverage and thought I would inspect the damage for myself. Due to the lay of the land, it proved difficult to capture the far side, but if you enlarge you will just be able to make out the path leading away from the break on the far side. The hotel has already been moved back once before and today it is still in use. No one was injured when it collapsed, probably due to it occurring during the night.
The version is in colour.

Tags: Photo journalism Beachy head Birling gap Belle Tout Lighthouse

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bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
8 Nov 2021 5:13AM
Mono for me - excellent
smut01 Plus
6 109 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 5:49AM
Stunning mono Mike, wonderful!
Terrific capture.
8 Nov 2021 6:46AM
Nice image well taken.
Allen, Smile Wink
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 7:22AM
Mono for me Mike it's more dramatic. Well done.
JJGEE 17 8.0k 18 England
8 Nov 2021 7:26AM
One can quite clearly see another crack in the chalk so I doubt that section will last another Winter.

If you are ever over that way Splash Point at Seaford Head ( free car parking ) is another good spot to capture coastal erosion

dales Plus
6 13 Australia
8 Nov 2021 7:27AM
Looks like you would want to sleep with one eye open here Mike ! An impressive sky with this excellent image.
RonDM Plus
7 300 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 9:12AM
A dramatic and stunning monochrome image

8 Nov 2021 9:18AM
Two excellent versions, Mike.
I remember this light house being moved back from the cliff edge a few years ago.
Looks like another move will soon be needed - the power of Mother Nature!!

af1 Plus
9 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 9:45AM
l like the mono version..
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 11:49AM
Stunning work Mike! I am acrophobic and your gorgeous cliffs are my worst nightmare to be a top of! Your angle in this image is so good it unsettles me! I'll pass you an award but I'll give it you when your back down on the beach!

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
8 Nov 2021 11:53AM
Looks like they may have to be moving it back again before too long 😲 Photographed this magnificent lighthouse back in 2017 whilst on holiday to Eastbourne. Had a quickie break stopping off here on a coach outing but didn't get as close as this. Rather favouring colour, but works well in mono too 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 12:29PM
2 excellent images Mike,SmileSmileSmile There are so many vapour trails now, I have seen more and more appear in the last few weeksSadSadSad

8 Nov 2021 1:04PM
Very true, Cliff.SadSadGrin
leo_nid 5 12
8 Nov 2021 1:43PM
works great in b&w
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
8 Nov 2021 3:07PM
Not sure if I would like to stay in this hotel, or is there a lot more holding it up? Good capture, Mike. There looks like another crack appearing on the other side of the hole.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
8 Nov 2021 3:19PM
OH Dear!

good reportage!
8 Nov 2021 3:41PM
Mono for me - Beautiful Mike
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 4:32PM
Looks like there is another chunk about to go too, I think they had better get a move on moving the hotel 😯
James124 Plus
7 48 51 Portugal
8 Nov 2021 6:14PM
B&W for me, Mike. Excellent image. A very precarious site indeed.
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 7:10PM
Beautiful composition... And what a sky !!
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Pricey Plus
16 305 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2021 10:29AM
B&W for me, sometimes such a busy sky with all those contrails can ruin a shot.
But in this case, I think it adds to it!
10 Nov 2021 2:40AM
What a disaster …. Glad no one was hurt .Are those all jet streams in the sky ? Mono for me too …like how the chalk lights up in the mono and sky trails are accentuated . Stellar capture Mike,

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