When an irresistible force meets an immoveable object

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Comments (11)

Karen Raley on April 10, 2012

I like this one a lot. Love the rocks, the perspective and the action. Even more effective with the stormy clouds, too. There area some jetties into the Atlantic near where I live. I will have to go see if I can get some good splashes like this! Like

Joe Son of the Rock on April 11, 2012

Great composition, Amelia. I love the way the line of rocks lead the eye straight to the breaking wave. Good timing! LIKE 2. Cheers, Joe

Joli Harsányi on April 14, 2012

Wonderful scenery! L Best wishes! Joli

stuart murphy on April 14, 2012

Like the perspective you've chosen here Ameila. Did you consider a black and white shot ? Regards Stuart

mardrl on April 23, 2012

Nice catch!! Like!

Amelia Royan on April 27, 2012

Hi there Karen, I'm sorry for this late reply - I have had a big garden project going on this spring, and have come to a bit of an impasse with it. A matter of heavy rain stops play!

I have to say, "Get thee to the seaside.". I really miss it when we are in the UK. I am so pleased that you liked this one so much. I had a great walk on that day with lovely seaside scenes. I'm also a way behind with my postings!

Cheers, Amelia

Karen Raley on May 5, 2012

Thanks, Amelia, I will do that soon.

Suzi in Oregon on May 29, 2012

Looks marvelously stormy, dear Amelia! What is that long horizontal structure? A breakwater of some sort? I must tell you, I've had the Cat Stevens song in my head since I viewed the lovely Oak Shadow image ;) Love the lighthouse on the horizon. Happy hugs (O:

c0l0gne1 on June 10, 2012

Wonderfully stormy weather! Seeing this I wish I could live on the seaside... The immoveable object looks like a wrecked ship, it must have run aground in weather like this. Cheers, Gudrun

Amelia Royan on July 12, 2012

Dear Suzi, sorry it has taken so long to get here, the summer seems to be flying by, and the long days invite me outside. I'm not sure what that structure is. It looks as though it might have been a pier with mooring posts on it. In any case I think it has been put there on purpose to break the waves coming in to this part of the coast.

The lighthouse in the distance is Feistein Fyr - it is a dangerous but busy stretch of coast.

Hugs, Amelia

flyingdutchman on June 24, 2013

Just met a good photographer. Added you as a favourite.


Kind regards,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2012/03/08 16:36:23
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash