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This seaweed ‘portrait’ (‘The pilgrim at prayer’) is exactly as observed at low tide – nothing added and nothing taken away (except the sand!)
This seaweed ‘picture’ (‘The White Knight’) is exactly as observed at low tide – nothing added an d nothing taken away (except the sand!) The colours have been changed to highlight the contrast. Other titles/interpretations are obviously possible.
This seaweed ‘portrait’ (‘The Mystic’) is exactly as observed at low tide – nothing added and nothing taken away (except the sand!)
A beach at low tide often presents a wide range of interesting shapes and patterns. Sometimes strands of seaweed, particularly in silhouette, can suggest the outlines of characters, objects or landscape features. In these instances I have retained the original shapes but have removed or neutralized the background. Otherwise there have been no additions or subtractions to the original photos.
The Age of the Selfie
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Blakeney is a coastal village in North Norfolk and is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The North Borfolk Coastal Path passes alongside the quay. The harbour attracts visitors and holoday makers throughout most of the year.
In the Middle Ages the harbour was of major importance and in the mid-nineteenth century packet ships carried cargoes to Hull and Liondon With the increase in the size of vessels the harbour fell into decline and began to silt up. Today it is used only by small boats and provides regular trips to the seal colonies at Blakeney Point
Channel to the sea
The Isles of Scilly include five, small inhabited islands, four of which once formed a single larger island (the exception was St Agnes). But around 3000 years ago rising sea levels divided the land and created the present formation.
The channel between Tresco and Bryher is normally very busy with boats ferrying tourists and residents between islands as well as providing anchorage for visiting yachts. But four or five times a year, for a short while on three or four consecutive days, the sea bed is exposed. It is the time of the Spring tides – a time when it is possible to walk between Tresco and Bryher and, indeed, between Tresco and St Martin’s. For those whose holiday happens to coincide with a Spring tide the walk is often high on their ‘things I must do’ list.