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Coastal 'Bird's Eye' View
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The 'Anglia Seaways' passing at a very short distance the shore of the peninsula Walcheren, Zeeland, The Netherlands, on a hazy day.

This image was taken by me standing on top of a sand dune, and it's my weekly entry for the Wednesday B&W challenge (BWC).

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::Ramad
04/25/17 9:20 AM GMT
A nice view of the passing ship and a good one for the b/w challenge Cornelius.
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.Dunstickin
04/25/17 9:27 AM GMT
I actually thought that 'fence' leading into the water was a landing jetty at first!...lol

Nicely captured and the mono does look good here
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::tigger3
04/25/17 10:04 AM GMT
This is superb Mr. C. I like the perspective that has been created, and the composition is perfect. tigs=^..^=
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::LynEve
04/25/17 12:41 AM GMT
The perspective really shows the enormous size of the vessel compared to the people on the shore. An excellent capture from the top of the dunes Cornelius !
Thank you for submitting it to the BWC - on the list :)
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.GomekFlorida
04/25/17 5:02 PM GMT
At first glance, I thought this was a historical photo from the turn on the century. Great job, and good luck in the contest.
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.carlosf_m
04/25/17 6:11 PM GMT
My exact thought Alex!, it really looks like a turn of the century picture, great job Mr. C.
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::Starglow
04/26/17 12:00 AM GMT
WOW! You were up there a ways, very good shot though.
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.koca
04/26/17 6:07 AM GMT
Attractive and impressive. Great B/W entry, Sea. Good luck.
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.quickshot
04/26/17 6:37 AM GMT
I like everything about this shot which feels perfectly suited to black and white. I just commented on two shots that were in landscape mode while everything about the shot felt like portrait mode was better suited. Not only should this be a landscape shaped shot, but I like that you included what is a fascinating foreground. While there are a few dog walkers, the bulk of the people seem to be enjoying the view of this massive ship.

In previous shot, I have noticed the poles in the sand that run perpendicular to the water. They are there for a good reason, but I can't fathom what the reason might be.
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::corngrowth
04/26/17 7:11 AM GMT
Dorothy, in Holland we call them 'golfbrekers' (wave breakers). The coastline area there is sensitive to the combination of the strong tidal flow and waves (in the storm season). The by you called 'poles' prevent corrosion of the beach/sand dunes. It's proven to be very effective.
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.icedancer
04/26/17 9:02 AM GMT
Excellent challenge shot - really like the feeling of the foreground makes me feel like I'm in a dream.
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::Vickid
05/13/17 9:27 AM GMT
I only just viewed this, WOW...A FAVORITE....what an incredibly perfect photo. The brilliant idea of this perspective gives you a total understanding of the size of this vessel. Excellent entry for the BWC.
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