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Happisburgh

By Andrew_Hurley
My final image to upload for Happisburgh. Although I've uploaded all 4 images of Happisburgh (as variations), I thought this way it would attract slightly more interest if all 4 were also uploaded separately.

Happisburgh, if you are not familiar with the story, is a village in North Norfolk that is literally disappearing into the sea. Houses on aptly named Beach Road are literally ending up o the beach. 26 Houses have 'disappeared' off the face of the earth to be washed out to sea and many more are dangerously close to the edge, with little or no compensation for the former homeowners.

For photographers this place is paradise, for the people living there it is sheer hell!

Eventually the whole village will disappear into the sea and Happisburgh will no longer exist, so visit it while you can!

Thanks for looking, sorry if I have depresed you, please comment, vote etc and thanks for looking.

Have a great bank holiday weekend!

Andrew.

Tags: Architecture Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: SlowSong, Lennona, stephanfowles and 12 more


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SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
8 Apr 2009 6:59PM
Great mono images. Very dynamic. How heartbreaking for the residents though.
Chris

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Lennona 7 3
8 Apr 2009 7:02PM
very nice and dynamic
User_Removed 9 17 5 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 7:26PM
I like all 4 of your images and as they are black and white with plenty of contrast and sharp focussing the mood is really brought out.
I thought images 2, 3, and 4 show the true story behind the photos, but without knowing the story image 1 is a great shot with the eye being drawn towards the rocks of the foreground and the middle ground rather than the house on the cliff being the main subject.
Great shots and effects.
9 Apr 2009 4:23AM
Four dramatic images...very well taken....Sandy
Andrew_Hurley 10 71 73 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 1:27PM
Thank you all for your comments, especially Richard. Happisburgh is a beach/village well worth visiting if you get chance, although poor Daisy Maye from Canada may have a few problems visiting as it's not exactly on her doorstep!!!

Take care and have a great bank holiday weekend.

Andrew.
DOGSBODY 8 1.4k 30 England
9 Apr 2009 1:52PM
A very good set of images that shows just how serious coastal erosion is on the East Coast and Happisburgh is one of the worst affected areas. They work well as mono images as there is no colour to distract the viewer from the reality of the situation. Andy
Adam_H 8 62 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 3:42PM
Again another super set of well toned and highly detailed images.
Adam..
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 4:38PM
Good themed series. Particularly like V1 for its angular foreground interest (the strong shadows work particularly well) and its subtle tint to give a certain timeless appeal.
Dave
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
9 Apr 2009 4:44PM
a fine range of images to show allude to how rapid the erosion rate is

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