Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow


An interesting word “Foreshadow”, it means to “show, indicate or suggest in advance”….but what?

In 2008, when I lived in Somerset we had an amazing storm in early December. Living by the sea at the time meant that I could go down to the shore and watch the full effects, maybe even grab some photographs. We knew the storm was coming. We had been warned, the wind had been building up for some time and there was an unusually high tide predicted.

Now don’t get me wrong here. Storms in Britain are usually not as violent as hurricanes, nor as devastating, but when we get a big one in typical British fashion we like to talk about the weather.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

Those pillars mark the path across the causeway to Kinghtstone Island. On the night of the storm the wind was driving the high tide onto the beach which is to the left of the picture. Standing on the promenade, which also forms part of the sea defences, I had a good view of the effects of the storm. So did another 11 photographers. At the time I remember thinking “we must be mad standing out here in the howling wind and rain just to get a photograph”.

Here’s the same causeway when the tide is out.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

The POV you can see is looking from Knightstone Island back towards where I was standing to take the photograph on the night of the storm. The sea level to the left is low as it often is due to the tidal range of 13 metres (43 ft), second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada.

 

9 comments

    • Mike Hardisty

      Not so pretty when there’s a storm blowing, Yvonne. But saying that, in the summer it’s a very busy tourist spot which attracts visitors from all over the UK.

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