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On the Rocks Again

Posted by
DaveB (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 19 January 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

This is another one from Lyme Regis, standing on a limestone pavement looking down the beach. To the left, you can see a cliff of alternating bands of mudstones and limestones. The mudstones weather to clay, while the limestones remain strong, so you get instability and collapse, which leads to lots of lovely limestone blocks filled with fossils!

Constructive criticism (or just downright criticism!) is welcome and appreciated for all my shots!

Canon EOS 400D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 400 10 mm

As always, comments are welcome, particularly those offering feedback and criticism on my images! (It's the only way I'll learn!) :)

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

It has a very tactile feel. The colors are so authentic. The composition superb. The sky interesting. It's like an actual visit to the beach.

19 Jan 2008 7:11am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Fossils! I love looking for them.
A great shot here Dave.

19 Jan 2008 11:51am

@MaryB: So do I Mary, I saw a few Ammonites on this trip, but they were in pretty bad shape and I didn't have my rock-hammer with me!

martie from Japan

Dave, I really like this one. Your point of view is great - looks like you were close to the earth. Love the cliff in this one -- and the dark rock (?) in the foreground.

19 Jan 2008 12:44pm

@martie: Thanks Martie, and it is rock in the foreground, one of the mudstone / clay layers!

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Fantastic shot, well done. The angle is great (must have got your knees wet)

19 Jan 2008 1:42pm

@Graham Russon: I think they survived this shot Graham, but I got caught in the surf not long after!

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

I like the angle too... Makes the shot more interesting!

19 Jan 2008 2:32pm

@Sandrine: Thanks Sandrine

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Great perspective!

19 Jan 2008 6:25pm

@Steven: Thanks Steven

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Great angle for a beautyful perspective

19 Jan 2008 9:24pm

@standley: Thanks Standley

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Like the angle you used here, well done!

19 Jan 2008 10:58pm

@Michael: Thanks Michael

Rags from Plano, United States

gorgeous sight! I love i that you used a wide angle lens. Great job.

20 Jan 2008 12:34am

@Rags: Thanks Rags

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Beautiful colors, interesting information.
Well captured

20 Jan 2008 12:38am

@Ina: Thanks Ina

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Love the pov! That sweeping sky is brilliant with the stone in the immediate foreground... the sense of depth is perfect! I feel like I'm there.

20 Jan 2008 1:28am

@amy: Thanks Amy

Forouz from Germany

Colours and the whole composition are talking...

20 Jan 2008 2:19am

@Forouz: Thanks Forouz

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You used a good angle here and the result is brilliant! Colours and patterns galore!

20 Jan 2008 8:48am

@Japanalia: Thanks Japanalia

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 400
10 mm