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In Defence

By Briwooly  
Another early morning shot from Spurn (5:00am)

since mid-Victorian times Spurn has been kept in place by artificial coastal defences, begun after a massive breach which took place in 1849, when the peninsula was composed of a string of islets. The groynes and revetments to protect the peninsula were first erected by the Board of Trade, but when military forts were established on the Point the Army took over, with the Royal Engineers, and later civilians, working upon the maintenance of the sea defences, until the late 1950s, when the military left.

So ends the lesson for today Wink Grin

Well off to work so catch up later Brian..................................

Tags: Photo journalism General Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
19 Jul 2011 7:05AM
Excellent well composed image. Lovely colour.............Sandy
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 7:08AM
brilliant comp fantastic detail love those clouds too a cracker nice one Wink
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
19 Jul 2011 7:22AM
This is a beautiful image captured so well and presented ,
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
19 Jul 2011 7:27AM
a fabulous place for pics, just love the groynes. going to work on some of mine the wekend Smile lesley
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 7:29AM
Needs to be viewed large to fully appreciate - excellent!

nikshot 12 9 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 8:02AM
Great shot, I love the grain showing in the timber posts....... Nick
wonkers 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 8:46AM
Lovely tones in the posts. Love the lighting. A very good image all round.

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 8:59AM
Like this one ..lovely tones and composition here Brian
lobski 10 2 1 Philippines
19 Jul 2011 12:17PM
A cracking capture and well composed!

Fred Grin
danbrann 16 640 17
19 Jul 2011 1:49PM
I enjoyed reading today's lesson which accompanies this fine image Brian.
19 Jul 2011 1:59PM
Well picked out scene Brian, with the lighthouse mimicking the posts, excellent detail well captured.
BarbaraR 15 1.1k 1 England
19 Jul 2011 2:51PM
Well composed and taken.
A lovely shot of the sandy shore.

Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 3:29PM
It a stunning image Brian, great comp and info.
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
19 Jul 2011 3:36PM
Looks like the four posts are looking at the light house on awe,,don't ask,lol

Love the colours in the wood and sand/beach.

Richsr 14 91 223 England
19 Jul 2011 3:50PM
Like the details and light in this Brian, good tones too.
The only thing for me in this there are brighter areas around each of the post where it looks like the dodging of that area has spilled out on to the surrounding area. Might be worth looking at this area again and masking the area first before dodging the post.
Just my thoughts.
Regards Richard
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
19 Jul 2011 4:18PM
Would love to venture out here sometime, it's a great location Smile A fine capture, too, Brian, and like that dramatic sky Wink
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 4:49PM
A beautiful scene with a lot a small detail and colour in the foreground and great sky in the background. Good capture. Carole
19 Jul 2011 6:43PM
it has a mistic quality - stunning shot
sawsengee 14 6 40 Malaysia
19 Jul 2011 7:05PM
beautiful shot.....the last bastions of defense .....lovely composition viewpoint, colours & picture tone
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2224 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 9:15PM
The sea is so powerful, but does amazing things to sea defences like this. I agree with others about the them mimicking the lighthouse.
19 Jul 2011 10:53PM
Beautifully done,Brian Smile Great shot!!!!!!!!!
johncob 11 39 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2011 8:21AM
Nice image Brian. John
20 Jul 2011 8:31PM
Excellent composition.
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 12:45PM
brilliant, love the bits of colour

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