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Kilve Cliffs

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 14 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The cliffs at Kilve. Often visited by school parties in Somerset on geography field trips.

Kilve is a small village in Somerset with a rocky beach on the shores of the River Severn estuary, it's recorded by English Nature as a Sight of Special Scientific Interest. The reasons for this are the interesting geological formations, the diverse flora and the fossils that have been found there.

Canon EOS 500D 1/400 second F/4.0 ISO 250 80 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, the strata contained in the cliffs are just insane. I can see why this is such a popular place for geological research. Excellent image, Doug!

14 Jan 2012 6:11am

rem_la from France

une belle lumiere

14 Jan 2012 6:27am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I'm impressed of these layers!

14 Jan 2012 6:46am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

It looks like a geographer's dreamscape, I for one would love to explore,
your photo is beautiful and so appealing to the explorer in me !~
Astonishing view.

14 Jan 2012 7:15am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I can quite see why this would be a great learning resource. I've never seen this kind of tilted sedimentary stratification so clearly before

14 Jan 2012 8:32am

tataray from france, France

Un angle impressionnant de prise, qui met en valeur cette vision de la roche...))

14 Jan 2012 8:33am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I love a spot of geology. Super she that shows it off so well.

14 Jan 2012 8:39am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like an interesting beach - I expect we'll have to go there won't we ?

14 Jan 2012 10:00am

@Nigel: Oh yes, some great subject matter

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very interesting with this point of view…Like a geology lesson !

14 Jan 2012 10:30am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wow, you have made me want to visit

14 Jan 2012 10:59am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning almost unreal geology - love these marvelous textures and the foreground interest with the white stones.

14 Jan 2012 12:01pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

fantastic geology - the layers of shale and limestone really accentuate the forces of mother nature - as Jason said "INSANE"

14 Jan 2012 12:19pm

christine from Oelegem, Belgium

Beautifull and amazing. I wonder if you have had the same idea to cut off the upper part so the rock will touch the border? I look forward to your next photo's!

14 Jan 2012 12:46pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed and composed shot Doug! The textural diversity in the stata of the rock is amazing! Easy to see why it is a Sight of Special Scientific Interest! Well done! ;-)

14 Jan 2012 1:59pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great texture on the cliff ... a wonder that always surprises me in nature ... much beauty in the formation of our planet! Best regards, Adela

14 Jan 2012 2:20pm

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Impressionnant ton angle de prise de vue! j'aime!

14 Jan 2012 3:01pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Kalio seems to sink in, like a ship at sea. An interesting-looking landscape.

14 Jan 2012 3:57pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

The layers in the cliff are remarkable. I'd like to be there and check it out too. Nice shot.

14 Jan 2012 3:58pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting intro and photo.

14 Jan 2012 4:29pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

mon regard se porte sur les différents cailloux et rochers

14 Jan 2012 4:55pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Clean And Crisp, Well Done, Got That Feeling:)

14 Jan 2012 4:59pm

akbar from gorgan, Iran






14 Jan 2012 5:58pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Excellent framed and composed Doug!
Very nice to see that layers of stone in the ground
Superb shot!!

14 Jan 2012 6:18pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is amazing. (Like Akbar's comment.)

14 Jan 2012 6:20pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The geological formations are incredible - well captured.

14 Jan 2012 7:18pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition and texture ! Very beautiful !

14 Jan 2012 8:56pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Looks like a sinking man-made structure !!! Really impressive, wonderful. Great capture

14 Jan 2012 11:31pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Fascinating stuff!

14 Jan 2012 11:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! Amazing. The rock looks like it was just pushed right out of the ocean. A great composition!

15 Jan 2012 12:39am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a nice contrast between the shapes and lines. Interesting landscape.

15 Jan 2012 2:20pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great shot!

15 Jan 2012 3:59pm

Twojays from Montana, United States

That is so fascinating!! I forwarding the url to my husband who appreciates earth phenomena.

15 Jan 2012 4:42pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow, isn´t that just cool how the earthshell rumbles and moves? excellent graphic shot!

16 Jan 2012 9:29am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

This looks such an interesting place, and I've never hear of it before!

16 Jan 2012 4:55pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/400 second
ISO 250
80 mm