Posts about beach

  • Some photos are no good for Instagram

    Instagram is where the audience is, but not every photo is suitable for Instagram. Highly-detailed images get lost amongst the pouting girls and gaudy sunsets. These photos deserve to be viewed larger.

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  • Close-up of seaweed on Lunan Bay beach

    Beachin’

    Living in a land-locked, mountainous country can be hard when you love the seaside, beaches, caves and coastal nature. Luckily, Scotland abounds in such things, and we took the opportunity to spend a couple of hours at Lunan Bay when we visited Angus in July.

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  • Piles of sand

    Piles of sand

    The joy of paragliding at the Dune du Pilat in France.

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  • Sandbanks and Poole harbour in Dorset

    Sandbanks peninsula, Dorset

    A small community on the British coast, near Poole in Dorset, is a prime piece of land. Measuring just eighty-eight metres at its narrowest point, the peninsula is amongst the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world, after cities like London and Tokyo.

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  • Fossil hunting on Brora Beach

  • Smugglers’ Island

    Burgh Island, off the coast of Devon, was re-christened by Agatha Christie in 1941 for her famous Hercule Poirot novel “Evil Under The Sun”.

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  • Brora, Scotland

    Brora beach

    A winter visit to the large beach at Brora, in the far north of Scotland.

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  • Tourist tips for south west Pembrokeshire

    A friend from Switzerland appreciated the area through my photos last year and asked for some tips of some “must-see” places to visit on a short summer trip. After emailing details at the time, it’s taken me a while to get the tips into shape for a blog post… but here it is, at last!

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  • Fornillo Beach

    One of a series of photos added to my Campania, Italy set on Flickr.

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  • Childhood holidays

    With hindsight, one of the things which drew me to the home where we now live is how many little details of it are similar to where I spent childhood holidays. Not the mountains, but the sweep of a shore line, the little houses dotted across the hillside, the wild grasses waving in the breeze, the winding lanes, the odd wooden telegraph pole carrying electricity to a house half-hidden.

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  • Quick and subtle painterly effect in Lightroom

    Using an excessive amount of noise reduction in Lightroom produces a lovely, subtle, painterly effect.

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  • Flamborough Head

    Just up the coast from the collapsing cliffs in East Yorkshire is the more solid mass of Flamborough Head, one of the northernmost sections of chalk which thread their way up from the south coast of England to the north. As the tide was out when I visited, I headed for the beach to inspect […]

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  • Pendine Sands, Camarthenshire

    Pendine Sands is the name given to the long, flat beach at Pendine in Camarthenshire, south Wales. The flatness and level surface brought speed fiends to Pendine in the early twentieth century, when Malcolm Campbell and J. G. Parry-Thomas took turns at breaking each other’s world land speed records on the beach, topping out at […]

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  • Camber Sands, East Sussex

    Photos from a visit in June 2012

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  • The Tradition of Freedom

    The beginning of the summer camping season on the Piémançon beaches in the Camargue region of southern France.

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  • Oldshoremore

    Beyond Kinlochbervie lies one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sutherland: Oldshoremore.

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  • The Cave

    A moody, hand-held photograph of a beach cave in south west Wales.

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  • My little sister

    Photographed on Freshwater East beach during a family trip to Wales, where we used to go on family holidays.

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  • Dieppe in winter

    It seems that even back in the 1990s, I still knew a thing or two about timing when it came to “street” photography. On arrival in Normandy during a trip to visit a French camera club for the weekend with friends from Yateley Camera Club, this was the scene which greeted us when we pulled […]

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