Birdseye View

By Fefe
Morning all and a big thankyou for yesterdays C&C on my butterfly images.
An image from Alum Bay in the IOW today. I hope it doesnt lose its sharpness as V1 did yesterday TongueSad
Alum bay is famous for the 21 colours of sand found naturally in the cliff. Also for "The Needles" (coming in a seperate upload). There is a chairlift that takes you up and down to the beach, you may just be able to make it out, if you look close. There are also lots of fairground attractions at the top, glass making etc.
We only had a short visit here this time, but I find the best time to go is when its closed. Then you have the place to yourselfSmile......... But then you do have to tackle the stepsTongue

Tags: Isle of wight Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Alum bay Coloured Sands

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dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 9:09AM
stunning view and capture
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
29 Aug 2013 9:29AM
I can imagine it must be a mission to go down and up again !! An excellent image and interesting info Diane !!
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 9:33AM
Lovely image Diane, excellent composition. getting down there by foot is okay, but that climb back up again ................... Tongue

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
29 Aug 2013 9:36AM
Pin sharp today and an image that shows off the cliffs and the various colours so well.
I imagine there are endless photo opportunities here, Diane.
With the high viewpoint and the boats in frame, one can appreciate just how high these cliffs are, towering over the scene below.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2013 9:49AM
WOW...what a great shot!! Absolutely glorious light, colour and crystal clarity all the way through, Diane...what a sight.

Beautiful rock face. 21 colours of sand?? Coool Grin

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 9:52AM
I remember it well
richmowil Plus
12 447 2 England
29 Aug 2013 10:23AM
Nice composition, Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 10:54AM
I did the ride up and way
and a lovely sight for the efforts
a lovely shot Diane
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 10:59AM
A great image Diane, brings back fond memories of hols on the I.O.W, still got my glass lighthouse filled with different coloured sandsSmile

lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
29 Aug 2013 11:37AM
Great view. Personally I wouldn't have the sky in it.
danbrann 16 640 17
29 Aug 2013 11:42AM
A cracking view and a cracking image. I wonder if it would have been improved if you had taken 2 or 3 steps forward..........................
29 Aug 2013 12:39PM
I like this image, it really gives you a perspective of how steep the cliffs are with the little people at the bottom, nice contrast of colours as well!

ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
29 Aug 2013 12:41PM
Wow....that is a birds eye view, beautiful capture..... a few steps forward!!!! you would have been over the edge
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
29 Aug 2013 1:02PM
Great image Diane exposed to perfection, there is also a cable car ride that is not very high but then swings you out over the cliffs, great place.


CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 1:22PM
Well composed to show all those beautiful colours in the cliffs.
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 1:45PM
Impressive view here Diane.

Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 2:11PM

Quote:Great view. Personally I wouldn't have the sky in it.

Mmmmm. I never thought of that!
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 2:14PM

Quote:A cracking view and a cracking image. I wonder if it would have been improved if you had taken 2 or 3 steps forward..........................

Quote:Wow....that is a birds eye view, beautiful capture..... a few steps forward!!!! you would have been over the edge

This was actually taken from the top deck of the open top bus that runs up to the Needles Battery.GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
29 Aug 2013 2:33PM
A great viewpoint from here Diane.
Tremendous colours.
Super shot.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
29 Aug 2013 2:50PM
A superb viewpoint, Diane, I remember clambering amongst the sand with a class tube bought from a local shop, collecting the different coloured sand Smile Carol
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
29 Aug 2013 3:37PM
This is a lovely scene DianeSmile
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
29 Aug 2013 3:52PM
I remember taking the chairlift down when our kids were toddlers. Slightly off-season, in October, but it was still running. You had a beautifully clear day for your visit, Diane.

29 Aug 2013 4:09PM
Superb colours, and scenery, Diane - Great image .GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ----- Jukka.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
29 Aug 2013 4:33PM
It certainly is a colourful location! I was last in the IOW back in the early 90s, but didn't get down to beach here at Alum Bay - previous to that it was in the early 80s, and I vaguely remember going down on the chairlift, but don't think it went right down onto the beach (?). A wonderful capture, Diane, thanks for sharing these with us....more IOW please!!! Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
29 Aug 2013 4:46PM
We used to be able to make small glass tubes filled with coloured sands as a kid, I remember. Like a pick 'n'mix. They were like glass lighthouses.
Do you know what that high structure on the mainland is? Just above and to the left of the sailboat in the centre of the image? I can't remember that from when I lived in the area many years ago.
Great birds-eye view, my dear old mum would have said, 'You're up a depth there!'

BarbaraR 15 1.1k 1 England
29 Aug 2013 6:06PM
A beautiful scene.
Such clarity and 'depth'.

Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 6:50PM
Great capture/view and like the positioning of the yacht bottom left.

capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 7:15PM
A great vista from that pov.Smile

29 Aug 2013 7:49PM
Pin sharp, full of colour, vibrance and detail, Diane!
Went there in 2007 - thanks for this lovely reminder!

Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 8:03PM
I've never been to the Isle of White, but this is always how I imagined it to be, wonderfully depicted.

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 8:15PM
All of the above and then some.
Potra 8 Venezuela
30 Aug 2013 1:10AM
Great shot Fefe, the sharpness is outstanding.
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 8:46AM
Excellent pov and capture, Diane with lots of colour and detail. A wonderful image.

debu 11 India
2 Sep 2013 3:46PM
A nice scene.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2013 6:33PM
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 8:16AM
Thankyou all very much!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
12 Sep 2013 11:14PM
What a wonderful clifftop view Diane, you must have a real head for heights to venture so close to the edge to capture this!

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