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Friday theme Erosion

Friday theme Erosion
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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-18
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony cybershot DSC-N1
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/09/21 "Erosion" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-21 5:58
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Points: 30
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My entry for the theme - Erosion.
Taken in Plymouth close to the area known as Tinside.We had walked down below the road that runs parallel to the shore, and found steps covered in seaweed looking a bit worse for wear. No-one uses these steps any more, they are too dangerous and so the sea is claiming them by eroding them away.

As you can see,many years ago the council used the natural rocks as a base for them to add concrete structures, so that the public could enjoy bathing in the sea.
It is very difficult if not impossible to stop the sea making progress in encroaching on the land.

Thanks for looking.

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Dear Jean,

A good entry to Friday's theme!
I like the light falling on the rocks and the details of water you managed to retain in the picture are praiseworthy. POV and DOF are excellent, and colors are natural.
Good mood has been shown in this composition.

Have a nice weekend.

Best regards,

Hi, Jean. This does fit the theme.This is a lovely composition of Tinside showing the erosion by natural forces. It captures the mood and the colors look awesome.
Good light and exposure control with amazing sharpness and clarity.

Hi Jean , bonjour,
Excellent presentation for the theme of erosion,
Nice POV. and DOF. well presented and composed,
very well done in this sharp details.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-09-21 8:07]

Hi Jean,
An interesting photo. Good management of light in a difficult situation. The top areas look a wee bit over-exposed, but that is not a major issue.

It's ironic that the very destructive force of erosion and corrosion has created some of the most picturesque and beautiful spots on earth.

This shot depicts that well, Jean.
I like the partly submerged banister post which gives us an idea of how low the tide can get, and also the seaweed on the steps, showing us how high it gets too.

Good entry to the theme



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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-21 8:57]

Hi Jean.

Perfect addition to the theme today, we can see the erosion taking place here, the coastline has many examples. Nice angle used here to show the distant cliff face and buildings, Its always good to have a person inshot with this type of image, your is wearing red with makes it even more striking. Great addition Jean and have a good weekend. tfs

stv ;o))

Awesome contribution to Friday's theme. I hope those stairs don't eroded as time goes on, they look slippery. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Hi Jean,

Nice addition to the theme and a different view of Plymouth. Good detail and colour captured of the rock steps and water. I like the addition of the woman in the red jacket.


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-09-21 14:10]
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Perfect entry for this weeks theme Jean,do you know why there is such a difference in the top steps to those older eroded ones,have they just been added to the older ones not to long ago?This location may also have been used as a moorage location for folks visiting by boat,rather than land.Good clear details foreground through to the background.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-09-21 15:55]

looking at that stair, covered with moss with looks like 45 deg gives me chill as I imagined to go down if want to take a dip in the sea (though i don't swim in the sea). Really a fascinating scene

Lovely entry to this weeks theme. Nice pov to catch the sweep of the bay. If you dont mind me saying I find it slightly oe.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-09-21 22:27]


sueprbe vue et captage quel rendu sur la roche avec ces escaliers et ce belle maisons blanche comme on voit bien le travail de l'eau sueprbe.

Bravo et amitiť


Hi Jean, an excellent presentation and example of erosion by Nature - by sea ..... and a great contribution to Fridays Theme.
I like the atmosphere you caught.
Thanks for sharing - kind regsrds Monika

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-09-23 3:17]

This is an unusual seascape Jean, but thought provoking.
The sea is relentless, slowly, and not always slowly eating away coastlines, and man's endeavours to stop it.
A good addition to the theme, well seen.

We can not underestimate the power of the sea enough , as seen in all the wonderful exemples submitted to this Friday theme Jean , i would not run the slightest chance of sliding down into the cold water on my rear end or worse attemting a descent here !
Not a bad handling of the lighting as i note the upper part has much lighter tones than the bottom yet you have kept the exposure under control quite well, tricky photography in a way but i think this is a situation you have been aware of and have done what is needed from your beginning on TL, David may be right but only slightly , acceptable as is imo , keep up your good work , tfs and participating ,
Best regards,

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