There are so many things I could say are extraordinary. Living on the coast, the power of the sea, especially when we have a storm. Behind that small wall and about four feet lower is a road which runs along the seafront.
Can you see that little green marker about one-third of the way down on the left hand side of the photograph at the top of the page. Here’s the same one when the tide is out. Which brings me to another of my extra ordinaries. We get some really great sunsets here. Who doesn’t like a sunset?.
I know I do. I suppose we are extremely lucky to witness sunsets like this and with a big wide open beach which stretches for 8.5 miles (13.7 km) along our part of the coast it’s easy to capture those amazing skies.
Further along the coast at Rhyl the markers are different but they serve the same purpose. To warn shipping that’s far enough. At Prestatyn, they mark the groyne’s, made of rock piles, to break up the action of the waves. Not much use when you have an extra high tide and a storm surge. You can just see them in the photograph below.
I am not very interested in extraordinary angles. They can be effective on certain occasions, but I do not feel the necessity for them in my own work. Indeed, I feel the simplest approach can often be most effective. A subject placed squarely in the centre of the frame, if attention is not distracted from it by fussy surroundings, has a simple dignity which makes it all the more impressive. – Bill Brandt
Oops! Never noticed it before, but i forgot to clone out the dust spots from my sensor. Can you see them?
My favourite sunset spot. Talacre and the lighthouse. Now this gets really lonely, especially in the winter months, when there are no tourists.
A few more storm photographs to finish. The sea defences are shaped to break up the waves hitting the seafront. Sometimes when the wind is in the “right direction” waves will hit at an angle. This causes these funny shaped waves which travel along the front. There’s a tremendous roaring sound but less damage is done by the force of the waves. Or I think that’s the theory.
Compare that to this full frontal wave which nearly swept this guy off his feet. Would you fish there in those conditions.
A word of caution here. Never get close to breaking waves like these. They are unpredictable and it’s easy to get swept away. Although it looks as though I was close. I’m not. I’m using an extreme zoom lens, which lets me stand well back and take the photographs relatively safely.
That’s it for this week and as usual here’s what other blogger are saying about this weeks challenge. Please take the time to click the links. You might enjoy what you read, I know I did.