On Chesil Beach

by Helen Hooker March. 26, 2010 4163 views

(With apologies to Ian McEwan for pinching his title!)

I had to drive down to Plymouth today and on my way I stopped off at Chesil Beach in Dorset. Chesil Beach is a long bank of shingle which stretches along the Dorset coast and in some places it is completely cut off from the mainland. I parked up towards the western end of the beach and took a stroll. I was amazed by the power of the waves today - where I live the coast is relatively protected by the Isle of Wight so the tides are generally quite gentle by comparison. I spent a bit of time dodging the surf, capturing the water and I think the one I??ve posted here gives the best impression of the sheer dramatic power of the water. My second shot was taken from the car park where I liked the texture of the wooden fence against the blurred backdrop of the beach.

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Christian Castillo 7 years, 1 month ago


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Jon Laysell 7 years, 1 month ago

Love the one of the wave crashing. I think b&w was exactly the right choice.

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Lynda 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice pair of photos.

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Larry Nelson 7 years, 2 months ago

Excellent choices for black and white. Love #2 - I'm a sucker for lines that draw you into the photo!

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Mark 7 years, 2 months ago

I like #1, I can almost hear the pebbles tumbling in the surf.

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Dorothe 7 years, 2 months ago

Lovely B&Ws. Great textures.

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Ania 7 years, 2 months ago

I love #2!

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Ed 7 years, 2 months ago

Liking the top one, nice B&W, the cloud and rough sea work well :)

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