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Brean Down

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 4 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Fort at the end of Brean Down, this shot shows the original barracks and below the concrete bases are where some of the troops were billeted in nissan huts during WW2.

Canon EOS 500D 1/100 second F/6.3 ISO 100 55 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.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A very strategic spot!

4 Feb 2012 6:18am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

An amazing structure. It has certainly been an important area of ​​control of the sea

4 Feb 2012 6:50am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

best capture
well done

4 Feb 2012 6:54am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

If you were billeted there, it must have been like a "Phoney war", I wonder if they rotated some of the troops there for a bit of R+R occasionally

4 Feb 2012 7:58am

@CElliottUK: There are a couple of stories I hope to include next week that bring this "Phoney war" idea home a little Chris. Although it appears isolated there is a village a couple of miles away and Weston-Super-Mare is around 8 miles by road.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

You're really showing us the 'secrets' of the Somerset coast Doug. Well done.

4 Feb 2012 9:02am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel fort imposante avec la belle verdure superb eiamge et compo quelle vue.
Belle journée

4 Feb 2012 10:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely framed and documented

4 Feb 2012 10:38am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very interesting shot and series

4 Feb 2012 11:17am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very elegant. I like this PoV

4 Feb 2012 11:54am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent point of view - a fort that seems to look out over a very broad horizon.

4 Feb 2012 12:02pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Nice documentary shot and info - also impressed at the rock formation

4 Feb 2012 12:03pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A great picture from the old barracks, probably a popular destination for tourists!Best regards oivatytto, haleja.

4 Feb 2012 12:16pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

It makes a great subject. I like the way you organized this shot. Nice job of shooting.

4 Feb 2012 1:10pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

great image .

4 Feb 2012 2:20pm

tataray from france, France

Quel magnifique effet de ce point de vue .))

4 Feb 2012 3:48pm

Dan from United States

Beautiful Shot, Thx Doug

4 Feb 2012 3:52pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Very interesting image, great capture !!!!

4 Feb 2012 4:04pm

gootchai from Belgium

Belle photo qui rappelle ho combien des moments tellement difficiles pour tous ses soldats!!

4 Feb 2012 4:07pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

mon regard se porte sur les plaques au sol à droite

4 Feb 2012 4:15pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautifully framed shot of these old fortifications Doug! Well done! ;-)

4 Feb 2012 4:20pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition ! Very beauitful !

4 Feb 2012 4:33pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

One can instantly appreciate why this place was chosen. An excellent POV here, Doug.

4 Feb 2012 6:18pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Great spot, very interesting shot Doug
A beautiful place to be seems to me
Well done

4 Feb 2012 6:20pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The fort fits into the landscape very well. Lovely pov.

4 Feb 2012 8:19pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Une barrière contre l'infini .
Impressionnant et très bien restitué.

4 Feb 2012 8:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

They certainly had a beautiful view but it would seem rather isolating. A lot of history here. Great shot!

4 Feb 2012 8:43pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

nice impression
Have a nice sunday

4 Feb 2012 10:35pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great perspective to show the fort and the placement of the huts, great information and shot!

5 Feb 2012 12:11am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

really nice scene and composition.

5 Feb 2012 1:44am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a view form there. Nice shot.

5 Feb 2012 1:53am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

...an interesting place...I'm familiar with nissen huts, but for a different reason. Good shot, doug. :OD

5 Feb 2012 4:05am

Maureen from Prescott, United States

Interesting structure...makes for great shapes and lines.

5 Feb 2012 4:09am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

A fort with a wonderful view

5 Feb 2012 7:44am

Canon EOS 500D
1/100 second
ISO 100
55 mm