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Windy day on the beach

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 26 February 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Taken a couple of weeks ago while walking on the beach the storms were on the way back in and causing the waves to rise. This I suppose is what I love most about walking on the beach in the winter in Burnham, just the occasional person a crazy as me to enjoy the wind and peace that only the beach at winter gives. I don't have a problem with the kids and holidaymakers enjoying it in the summer as long as I can have it in the winter (and perhaps a little less rain to give me time to enjoy it !).

I have put this image up for the Aminus theme "The Place I Live". Burnham-on-Sea's iconic lighthouse on stilts that stands on the beach at the edge of the town and our great expanse of beach

Canon EOS 60D 1/500 second F/16.0 ISO 200 183 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.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue de cette plage avec ce blanc sur la petite tour sueprbe
Belle journée

26 Feb 2014 6:07am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning capture and beautiful image that has a very painterly quality about it. Perfect choice for the theme.

26 Feb 2014 6:45am

claudie from le havre, France

A breath of fresh air Doug!
a beautiful sky with beautiful light browning.
good day

26 Feb 2014 7:35am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb composition.:-)

26 Feb 2014 7:49am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I love the beach winter or summer, but here tourist are out year round:)

26 Feb 2014 7:51am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Superb image, I love how the lighthouse just dominates the view, and the tiny person just walking along the beach. Perfect. You live in a great place.

26 Feb 2014 8:19am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Splendid isolation - to have the whole beach to oneself. How that tower dominates him.

26 Feb 2014 8:44am

Martine Libouton from Belgium

Vraiment superbe cette photo! une magnifique lumière et un très bon cadrage!

26 Feb 2014 9:15am

k@ from Paris, France

Love the single silhouette, the hues & your distance here.

26 Feb 2014 11:02am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A perfect picture to depict your hometown and surrounding - and its beautiful ...... I love walking the empty beaches around us - when they are not crowded and you have to look for people !!!
Kindest regards Monika

26 Feb 2014 11:19am

@Shiva: Thanks Monika, call me greedy but I don't like to share the beach with many, unfortunately it seems hard to find it like this often

Devi from Chennai, India

Terrific capture here ! Beautiful perfect image :)

26 Feb 2014 11:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Wonderful light and a a good choice of panoramic crop

26 Feb 2014 11:34am

Marie-France from Angers, France

Moi aussi j'aime marcher sur les plages quand je le peux... Superbe photo ! une magnifique lumière ! belle journée !

26 Feb 2014 11:54am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light and colour in this well framed and composed shot! Bravo Doug! ;-)

26 Feb 2014 1:51pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Amazing light Doug!

26 Feb 2014 2:53pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great mood.
I am always for a walk in windy beach ( most time is windy in sunset area of Ocean Beach ) nearby my house.

26 Feb 2014 4:20pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderful low PoV for this cross-the-beach shot, Doug. Thank you also for explaining what the structure is. I never would have guessed it was a lighthouse. I'll look forward to seeing this in the upcoming theme.

26 Feb 2014 5:03pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you Judy

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how the person gives us a sense of size of the image area - I also like the contrast of the building against the dark sky

26 Feb 2014 5:47pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent atmosphere thanks to the clever format and the exquisite light and colours !

26 Feb 2014 5:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful beach walk. Love the light being caught by the lighthouse.

26 Feb 2014 6:48pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I agree with you about the winter's beach - there is something so powerful and invigorating to walk along the beach on your own on a winter's day. The storms have really made it difficult for you this winter, hopefully they start to abate for the spring.

26 Feb 2014 7:15pm

@kiwisa: Thanks Frances, fortunately we are now getting some dry days and we have even seen a strange orange glow to the sky that some of the elderly tell us is called the Sun !!!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely beautiful Doug! The sunlight on the lighthouse, the almost deserted beach and the waves in the distance. A gorgeous image!

26 Feb 2014 11:04pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very beautiful place to enjoy in your home town; lovely scene and capture, Doug!

27 Feb 2014 12:06am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I have always wanted to photograph these. You see them in photography mags all the time.
You have done a great job. Lovely image

27 Feb 2014 12:28am

@Alun: Thanks Alun. It's right here in Burnham-on-Sea I think they tend to use it in the mags because they are based in Bath so it's not too far to go, the same seems to be true for Clevedon pier http://dougp.aminus3.com/image/2014-01-20.html

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like this scene. Great composition.

27 Feb 2014 1:33am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it!

27 Feb 2014 10:25am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant cadrage

27 Feb 2014 3:08pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Excellent! Love the contrast of the dark figure with that brilliant white!!!

28 Feb 2014 4:46am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Back again to let you know I'm happy to see your entry in "The Place Where I Live" theme.
Continue to enjoy this place. ;D

10 Mar 2014 3:54pm

Gerald England from Manchester, United Kingdom

it is far too many years since I visited this area.

12 Mar 2014 5:39pm

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Canon EOS 60D
1/500 second
ISO 200
183 mm