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Yesterday’s ‘Evening’ photo was taken in the Shetland Isles, the most northern part of the UK – so far north that in an atlas they usually appear in an inset box to indicate that they are further north than the scale of the page will allow. Below are three more pictures from the Isles. They capture an idyllic calm of water, rocks and sky.
The breaking waves and the returning waves collide.
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See also High tide at Dawlish
Recently I wrote how relaxing and therapeutic the rhythm of the sea could be (Sea watching). High tide at Dawlish provided a sharp reminder of the extreme opposite – the sea’s relentless energy, mighty power and irresistible force.
In the series of wave studies that follow over the next few days I would like you to imagine that you are standing with me on the path topping the sea wall. Hear the boom of the wave crashing against the wall, feel the spray carried on the wind, smell the sea, watch the explosive collision of waves moving in opposite directions. Don’t just view the pictures – enter the experience of being there!
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See also Breaking Wave
The lighthouse pictured is La Corbière, situated at the south west tip of the Isle of Jersey. The name means ‘a place where crows gather’, but the crows have long since been displaced by seagulls.
It is a constant source of amazement that the ebbing sea can leave behind such intricate patterns in the sand.
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One of the joys of a pebble beach is the sound of the shingle rushing back into the sea as each wave recedes. The effect is strangely both powerful and soothing – almost hypnotic.