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Beachy Head lighthouse from the east - World Photography Day - 19 8 2021

Beachy Head lighthouse from the east - World Photography Day -  19 8 2021
To mark World Photography Day I decided to take a walk down the eastern side of Beachy Head, to Eastbourne, at the most southerly point of the South Downs National Park. I have walked the cliffs on the western side in the past and I have looked down on the pathways leading down the cliffs to the east, but have not ventured down them before. This is my favorite of the half-dozen shots of the lighthouse I took. The rest of my pictures are a mixture of scenic views and wildlife images of flowers and butterflies.
Happy WPD to all. I hope you had as enjoyable time taking your photos as I did.
Phil

Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr), Annalia S., buonacoppi, Maeluk and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo


19 comments - The latest ones
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
As close to the edge you dare go by the looks of things Phil
3 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
has replied to HappySnapper club
I have seen the gaps in the cliffs and the piles of chalk at the bottom enough times to be very careful. I have also photographed plenty of people who clearly don't appreciate the risks. Fortunately there have been very few fatalities due to rockfalls, but one could happen any day. It doesn't have to be in stormy weather that the chalk cracks. Sometimes it is the heat.
3 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A wonderful coastal image for your contribution to the 19th
3 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
has replied to Peter Castell club
Thank you Peter. The event prompted me to do something I had been meaning to do for a while.
3 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Gotcha'.. on the info'.. Phil... a good point of view here - Cheers - from > Dj.
3 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
belle vue plongeante
3 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
has replied to neira-Dan club
Thank you n-D. Have a pleasant weekend.
3 months ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
A beautiful image; Happy World Photography Day, Phil!
3 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
has replied to Valfal club
I am pleased that I made the effort to venture down the steep paths to take this and more photos of and area I had not explored before. Have a good weekend, Valfal.
3 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
Perfect for world photography day. I had a hospital appointment, and the grounds weren't very interesting. ;-)
3 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
I trust your appointment had a positive outcome. I have just had a cataract operation and this was one of the first outings with my new specs.
Have a good weekend, Amelia.
3 months ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
How beautiful, this makes me think to the wonderful paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, a German Romantic landscape painter. Happy WPD, Phil.
3 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
has replied to Christa1004 club
Thanks, Christa. The chalk in the sea can add interesting additional softer shades to the water.
Have a pleasant weekend.
3 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Nicely composed and taken Phil. The light is quite lovely!
3 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
has replied to Keith Burton club
Thanks, Keith. The topography rather than the photography was the key to the composition. I am not always a fan of featureless cloudy skies, but there was just enough light and shade to give the clouds some shape.
Have a good weekend.
3 months ago.
 raingirl
raingirl club
I love that you chose an extended path, going beyond your normal walk, to find a photograph for World Photography Day. What a great way to expand one's horizons. And the resulting photograph is a delight. I love lighthouses and the white cliffs making the lighthouse appear so small is wonderful.

What brought you to choose this one over the scenic views and plant photos from the day? Was it a reminder of the extended walk you took? Or?

Do you think you might go further in a new direction because of this experience?
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Phil Sutters club
has replied to raingirl club
I chose this one as it was more distinctive than the scenery, which wasn't that spectacular anyway, looking back up steep grassy slopes, and the flowers and insects, from which I failed to find anything new. It also was the main objective of the walk - getting a photo of the lighthouse from that angle.
I may upload a few of the other photos in due course. But before I had time to sort out the best, I got into snapping the Triathlon.
2 months ago.
raingirl club
has replied to Phil Sutters club
*smile*
2 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Phenomenal!
8 weeks ago.

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