Formby Beach, Merseyside

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    Part of the pleasure of holidays (in this instance the Easter holidays) is having a bit more time to oneself to go out to the beach with the camera again (the last time was in January to Saltwick Bay).

    Being over at the in-laws in Rochdale gave us the opportunity to take a visit to Formby, just north of Liverpool. This was my first visit, so I didn't know quite what to expect.

    When I got to the beach I was presented with a length of sand which reminded me of Bamburgh, such was its vastness.

    Not having the Nikon I took this with the point-and-shoot Ricoh GX100. Even though the Ricoh doesn't have the ultra-wide aspect of the Tokina 11-16mm I thought it managed to capture the vastness of the this beach quite well, with the dunes captured to the right of the composition being the only other main feature of this beautiful stretch of beach.

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    1. Steve Dubois 72 months ago | reply

      Love the way that the textures in the sand echo the formation of the clouds and that yellow ocre light in the sky is a bit special.

    2. MirOgRafíA bY @PerezBozo 72 months ago | reply

      Nice place!!! perfect image!!!


    3. HJSP82 72 months ago | reply

      It is a very effective shot and even a handbag camera can deliver when operated by a good man.

    4. JonTait2002 72 months ago | reply

      Great view, the low angle gives it a lovely feeling of space

    5. Crystalpics [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      These low angles really work well, great reflection to

    6. Chris Hammerton 72 months ago | reply

      Fabulous picture, I am certainly getting a sense of wide open space from it.

    7. [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      Oh, I missed this one.Wonderful shot.
      Looks just like a desert that has just taken a beating from the heavens. Great reflections leading the eye into the distance.

    8. gfidias [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      very beautiful!

    9. edi.gunawan 72 months ago | reply

      no words to say... wonderfull

    10. Rob~H [deleted] 72 months ago | reply


    11. H o g n e 72 months ago | reply

      Incredible foreground here. Nice evening colors and well composed. It is always hard to choose between a great sky and a nice foreground. I think you found a good compromise.

    12. Kurt Griczen Photography 71 months ago | reply

      Wonderful contrast between sky & land!

    13. Dan Wiklund 71 months ago | reply

      The foreground looks really good here.

    14. Valpopando 70 months ago | reply

      that's splendid !

    15. © c a c h a p a 70 months ago | reply

      The all scenery is amazing, terrific shot mate !!!

    16. klain85 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Best shots nature - | Flora | Fauna | Landscapes | CONTEST |, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    17. Joe Chahwan Photography 70 months ago | reply

      I was very touched by this shot.
      Great shot, Corica !!

    18. Matt Steel 70 months ago | reply

      BOOM! nice shot mate

    19. Philipp Berndt! [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

      lovelly shot!!!
      i love the tones!

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