On the Beach

By woolybill1
The ramshackle building in the background, featured atmospherically in John (Lifesnapper)'s portfolio recently (V2 in this set , is protected by a stout barbed-wire fence. The myriad flowers that adorn the roadside and beach at Dungeness are more capable of looking after themselves.

Tags: Flowers Photo journalism Dungeness Landscape and travel

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Tibetan 4 3 England
10 Jul 2012 8:48AM
Very nice shot love it,regards LeonGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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10 Jul 2012 8:53AM
What a brilliant capture Bill. Great lighting, focusing and Colour. And yes, I thought that might be the old 'Decca Radar Testing Station' in the BG (Info from Ray 42)Smile
And thanks for the mention, but that has nothing to do with my award this Morning, I just LOVE the picture.

John Smile
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 8:58AM
WOWeee! Thanks, John, I am deeply grateful. I am only sorry you didn't get the opportunity to take this yourself - two days after your visit the weather was much improved and above all the wind had dropped.
Thanks for passing on the added info. from Ray, too.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 9:08AM
Fantastic image Bill,excellent dof and composition, i like this a lot.

Hugh
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
10 Jul 2012 9:09AM
well framed Smile
It does take a few days in a place to see some decent weather that suits our purpose, you need a lot of luck to find it on day one. Not a poppy insight up here as yet so this had a particular charm for me Bill. A tremendous composition with the old building forming the backdrop and adding a touch of nature in the suburban environment.

Dougie
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
10 Jul 2012 9:44AM
The light and saturated colour of those great poppies is wonderful. Love this.
Chris
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
10 Jul 2012 9:47AM
Very attractive image and I do like the contrast between the softness of the petals and the hardness of the OOF machine. You have done well to retain detail in the poppy petals, so often this is lost by over saturation.

Albert
10 Jul 2012 9:49AM
love it ....
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 9:56AM
Two U.A.s and it isn't yet ten o'clock. I'm staggered! Thanks, Barbs!
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 10:21AM
Great Image!
Diane
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
10 Jul 2012 10:37AM
The light and colour in this is fantastic Bill.

Best Matt
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
10 Jul 2012 10:52AM
The wonderful thing about Nature: it doesn't need humans for it to thrive.

Well shot, Bill Smile

Andrew
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
10 Jul 2012 11:27AM
Fantastic shot Bill, great DOF separating building and flowers nicely.
It's almost as if the poppies have grown in remembrance of how the building used to be.

Andy
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
10 Jul 2012 12:01PM
Good saturation and focus Bill without the poppies being too overpowering.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
10 Jul 2012 12:08PM
My favourite colour Bill,
and I am sure there are plenty grotty pics to see from you here again.
Sounds very mysterious to hear it was a radar testing station.
Or perhaps I have just been watching too many X-Files on the telly !!
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
10 Jul 2012 12:09PM
A super capture of my favourite flowers, Bill! They really leap out from the background, excellent work Smile
Trev Smile
10 Jul 2012 12:21PM
Fantastic shot Bill, loving the vibrancy of those poppy's - and the old Testing Station along with the blue sky in the background is brilliant GrinGrin
Julie x
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 12:33PM
Great DOF.
Matt
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
10 Jul 2012 12:48PM
Wonderful, vibrant colour in the fg Bill, works a treat and your awards are well deserved! Smile

Sarah *
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
10 Jul 2012 1:22PM
Lovely vibrant colour and a great shallow depth of field. Excellent image, Bill.

Dave
10 Jul 2012 2:31PM
Beautifully captured Bill. Congrats on all the awards..........Sandy
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
10 Jul 2012 3:09PM

Quote:Fantastic image Bill,excellent dof and composition, i like this a lot.

Hugh



I couldn't have said it any better Bill.
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 5:15PM
Really very nice indeed.

Gerry
Very good focus just where it is needed, good framing excellent comp, Ilike this shot a lot.

John
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 6:24PM
Love the colourful poppies - very well captured Bill
Congratulations on its awards SmileSmile
Helen
10 Jul 2012 6:33PM
bright light / colours
like this...
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 7:29PM
lovely reds, superb low angle composition.
10 Jul 2012 8:01PM
Love that light on the poppies Bill.
Paul
Beautifully done.. The poppies really pop... ,! Superb Wink
Ray42 8 3 England
11 Jul 2012 7:18AM
A real cracker of a shot Bill - and 5 well deserved UA's, congratulations
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
11 Jul 2012 10:54AM
Well worked with the foreground poppies Bill
Congrats on all the awards
Regards Richard
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Jul 2012 8:35PM
Wonderful light and vibrant red colour Bill, you've composed this shot so superbly
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 6:35PM
This is wonderful Bill - and a flower image from you too!! Whatever next!! It works so well - and many congrats on all the awards!
Ann
16 Jul 2012 9:42PM
Gorgeous!
20 Jul 2012 4:35PM
Beautiful Smile
Dave87 9 42 5 England
25 Jul 2012 9:50PM
Some photographers make good use of light in their pictures and in this case an excellent example.

Echo the comments and awards already placed here.

Dave.

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