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Gentle walk to see the waves

The beach at Walmer & Kingsdown

Kingsdown clifftop.

A very pleasant walk along the cliff tops yesterday. I found a Meadow pipit, Skylark and Corn bunting each two posts apart along the fence. I got nearer to the MP than the other two.

Very stormy day. This may well be the last "long exposure groyne shot in SE Kent" that I do for a while. I feel like this kind of thing's going a bit stale for me now. I need to go to Dorset. Or Devon. Or the Maldives....

Kingsdown, Kent

 

Sorry I've been AWOL for so long, I know the bad pandas went away last week.

Amazing clouds over the English Channel from on the cliffs at Kingsdown nr Deal.

Kingsdown.

2 this morning

Kingsdown, Kent.

Sunset, West Kingsdown, Kent, April 1st 2012. It seems counter-intuitive to take the colour out of a sunset image, but somehow I saw these tones in my mind and thought I'd try it - I like it. A square crop placed 23rd with 31 points in the Amateur Photographer magazine Amateur Photographer of the Year "Dawn and Dusk" round in July 2012. The square cropped photo was used half-page in Amateur Photographer dated 5 July 2014 as the lead picture for the "Landscapes at Dawn and Dusk" round of APOY 2014.

Explored 01-09-2013. Highest position #259.

 

Kingsdown, Kent

 

I've just got back from holiday. Sorry there was know Internet there. Thanks for all the comments while I was off. I will try my best to catch up with everyone.

@Mid night service at Kingsdown Methodist Church

Kingsdown, Kent.

 

I saved this picture to last, as I thought it would make a great end to my Kent set. Like the sun setting at the end of the holiday. The only problem is I've just realised it is actually a sunrise LOL. I hope you've enjoyed these pics as much as I enjoyed taking them. Thanks again for all your views, comments and favourites.

Sunset on a stormy day over corn fields

Kingsdown - finding their wings

Explored 06-01-2014. Highest position #6.

 

Kingsdown, Kent.

Kingsdown, Kent.

Kingsdown.

Using the 'pre-focus on a bit of cliff and hold your finger on the shutter when a fulmar comes near' technique.

Limited success but the only way I can get a half decent flight shot.

(The white cliffs and bright sun are about the only time I can get the maximum shutter speed of 1/2000 second - which will only operate at ISO 100 oddly?)

Since the sun was out I popped back to the rifle range and the black redstart showed up for a few minutes. My only complaint being it faced me the whole time it was in range.

Just what it has survived on during the cold spell (we had 45+mph winds for a lot of the time) heaven only knows.

Looking onto the Channel from the cliffs at Kingsdown, Deal.

Source: Scan of original postcard.

Image: RSR161.

Postmark: October 5th 1906.

Photographer/Publisher: William Hooper, Swindon.

Hooper Collection copyright P.A. Williams.

Repository: Local Studies, Swindon Central Library (R.S. Radway Collection).

www.swindon.gov.uk/swindoncollection

Kingsdown. A migrant moth that is possibly rarer than the Long Tailed Blues! A nice bonus as we were leaving the cliffs.

Looking out towards Holland! 10.55am 15.10.09

Couldn't resist this lonely groyne on Kingsdown beach today

Another from Monday's trip to Kingsdown

Midnight's official name is " Kingsdown Midnight's Luminous Moonlight "

because it's the moonlight that lights the way in the darkness.....View on BLACK

I never tire of photographing this boat. The Christmas Eve shoot I had organised with members from DDCC and KPC was on the beach at Walmer, Deal on a rather brisk cold xmas eve. Thanks to Paul Causer, Steve Baker, Paul Travis and John Saks for joining me. This morning I used some off camera flash to help illuminate the left side of the boat with the rising sun lighting the right side. Processed in Lightroom and added a filter to the sky to give the pinkish tone.

Its that time of year the local farmers grow rapeseed right across the Kent countryside .......... great for photography, but not so good for hayfever sufferers ..............

Explored 12-09-2013. Highest position #33.

 

Kingsdown, Kent.

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