Brighton Beach, Spring Tide

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© 2012 Alan Mackenzie.

Low tide dropped to 30cm on an unseasonably warm March evening. In places, one could walk at least 150 metres from the pebble line and 250 metres from the promenade. I happened to be in the right place at the right time, as this bank of cloud tracked north-south.

farmspeedracer, mzna al.khaled, and 43 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. farmspeedracer 26 months ago | reply

    ...wish I could've been there!

  2. TWJp [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

    Wow! Might be cliched to say that, but that is my reaction to this amazing display of light and colour. The position and reflection of the cloud gives this so much depth!

  3. Simon Benson... 26 months ago | reply

    Fantastic Alan! That bank of cloud was good to you - not quite so good up by Clayton and Ditchling...

  4. Weapon X™ 26 months ago | reply

    Great picture!, congrats
    Have a nice Weekend!!

  5. Ewan Rattray 26 months ago | reply

    Cool Photo
    Please post it to my new Group We Shoot RAW group.

  6. Kasia Sokulska (KasiaBasic) 26 months ago | reply

    Excellent! That pole on the right hand side adds to the picture. Again, lines are lovely and colors as well..

  7. Gingernutty Photography 26 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot. I was down there too! Incredible!

  8. clanky_knight [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

    Stunning Alan - I love your work!! Very inspirational!!

  9. nick_silkstone 26 months ago | reply

    Just stunning Alan. It looks such a beautiful scene.

  10. Alan MacKenzie 26 months ago | reply

    Thank you for your kind words. I'm pleased with this latest series of low tide landscapes. Sorry for the tardiness of my reply - I've had my picture featured on the front page over the weekend and I can barely keep up with all the comments. I've had enough views to populate Hove!

  11. Luke Hertzfeld 26 months ago | reply

    Nice shot Alan! Great reflections and composition with those rocks out there in the middle-ground!

    I thought about you two nights ago when I dropped and broke my intervolmeter. Far less expensive of a blunder but I was imagining the resulting dissatisfaction was similar. Any luck in the search for a new lens?

  12. Alan MacKenzie 26 months ago | reply

    Sorry about your remote controller. I purchased a replacement lens on Thursday, second hand. It looks new and the date code translates to 2010.

    This part of Brighton beach is underwater for most of the year, except for a few days in March and September. Since the moon and sun have to be aligned, the lowest spring tides always occur at dawn and sunset. If the sun is out, the scenery becomes highly dramatic. When storms occur at high tide, the sea breaches onto the promenade. It's quite amazing how the sea level varies so sharply.

  13. Badge McVid 20 months ago | reply

    Really like this

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