Archive for the ‘Waves’ Tag

Pett Level Beach   4 comments

Looking down from the top of the shingle beach at Pett Level I spyed this lady walking her dog and liked the contrast between the beach and the sea. Typically the dog decided to show his backside to me just as they passed the middle of my viewfinder!

Strong Winds 3   6 comments

Finally, a couple more pictures from the other side of the Harbour Arm. The trick here was to get some photographs before the lens got covered in spray. It’s exhilarating being so close, hearing the waves crashing and feeling the spray on your face (and tasting the salt when you lick your lips).

Not all of the fishing fleet was in, you can see the drag marks of a few of the boats to the left. When you need to make a living a bit of wind doesn’t get in the way.

Strong Winds 2   6 comments

Following the photos I took in my last post, I walked closer to the Harbour Arm. Here the incoming waves are forced into the dead end it makes and increase in size and force, creating the drama seen here.

Strong Winds 1   9 comments

This week has seen some strong winds and showers, so I went down to the beach on the way to work to take some pictures. I like the sense of motion in this one.

In this shot I wanted to convey how small the beach looks when the sea is as rough as it was today.

Hastings Pier, part 2   5 comments

In it’s heyday the pier played host to some of the great music acts including the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix and Pink Floyd. It has also featured on some more recent music videos including Ash’s “Tracers” and Kingmaker’s “Queen Jane”.

These pictures show the damage caused by the fire to the top surface, and the intricate ironwork that makes up it’s structure. Although taken at midday, there was sufficient mist to create some nice sunrays through the gaps in the wood work.

Pett Level   4 comments

A man searches for lug worms as the sun rises over Pett Level beach. The darker areas in the foreground are the fossilised remains of a 6,000 year old forest.

The Harbour Arm   6 comments

Along with the Pier the Harbour Arm is the other major feature of Hastings beach front. It has featured in some of my posts already and will again. During construction in the 1890’s engineers found that the sea bed where the harbour arm ends changed from stable sandstone and gravel to the unstable mud of an old river bed. Faced with sprialling costs the project was abandoned. Although not completed the arm has helped build the long shingle beach that stretches between it and the pier. To see the difference 120 years makes compare this picture to this one here. That’s what longshore drift does.

Like snowflakes   4 comments

All waves are different. Some are splashy.

Some are bubbly…

Endless, random and hypnotic to watch.

Posted February 29, 2012 by Kieron Pelling in Photography, Seascapes

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Stormy Weather   5 comments

This week has seen the first really bad weather we have had for a while. It’s not been one long week of strong winds and rain though, there have been periods where the clouds have cleared and the wind dropped. It was during one of those periods that these were taken.

The wind wasn’t too bad at the time, but the waves rolling in were still quite impressive. The spray coming off the crest of the way was nicely highlighted by the sun which was slowly being obscured by the incoming rain.

To give an idea of how high the waves were, some of them were reaching the top of the Harbour Arm. In truth I’d hoped the winds would be stronger as the sight of them smashing onto the beach and Harbour arm is spectacular. I’ll have to wait for that though.



Posted December 15, 2011 by Kieron Pelling in Photography, Seascapes

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