December 6th, 2012, 06:05 AM
Images from the estuary foreshore
I live very close to a complex of tidal creeks that comprise the Kingsbridge Estuary, although strictly it's probably not a true estuary since it doesn't have a major river discharging into it.
It is thus a ria, a valley drowned by the sea. The main arm is over 4 miles long with several side creeks, one of which (Frogmore Creek) is within easy walking distance of my cottage.
This is the upper part of Bowcombe Creek, typical of the upper reaches of all the creeks where mud predominates and trees fall into the estuary from the banks making many snags
Nearer the sea and the upper foreshore becomes rather more rocky with mud occurring at lower levels
Most small finds are made where there is some shingle on the foreshore
beech leaf on shingle
barnacles on limpet
dead shore crab
discarded home, a crab has discarded it's old shell in order to grow in size, it's new shell will be soft for two or three days and the crab will hide away since it will be very
vulnerable to being eaten, known as a peeler crab during this time
oak leaf on foreshore
Man leaves his influence in many places, here rather artistically in the shape of an orange ponytail
All part of my current world, no teeming city streets for me.
Last edited by grebeman; December 6th, 2012 at 07:52 AM.
December 6th, 2012, 06:53 AM
The last one is the one I like best funnily enough. Not sure what that says about me!
December 6th, 2012, 07:09 AM
looks like a beautiful and interesting area! Thanks for showing us some of it!
December 6th, 2012, 07:53 AM
Perhaps you like things a little quirky and offbeat, no harm in that
Originally Posted by christilou
December 6th, 2012, 08:59 AM
Originally Posted by christilou
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
December 6th, 2012, 09:39 AM
Perhaps I should be seeking out the offbeat, rather than trying to record reality I'm glad that I included that last image.
December 6th, 2012, 09:45 AM
Another vote for the last one. There is an art to making the mundane, um, dane...? I love the texture - that is what does it for me. I find pleasure in the small things - it is not only the devil that is in the detail...
December 6th, 2012, 10:11 AM
ah well, since we're sharing: my favorite is the first it triggers my imagination, particularly the gnarled branges of the fallen tree. I like the primeval look of it all!
December 6th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Thanks everyone for taking both the time and trouble to look and comment, I appreciate it. I started off in photography some 40 years ago with what was then an old folding roll film camera mainly doing black and white landscape, so Bart, number one is probably true to my first love and indeed I'm working on a b/w version of it now. Having said that Bill I am beginning to explore an element of what I might term the world within, in other words those small details in the overall picture, so I'm pleased to think that I have made something "dane" out of that simple piece of nylon rope. , I must set my eyes to seek out more of such subjects.
December 6th, 2012, 10:37 AM
They are "alright" but I'd have like to have seen a "bird or two"
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