Saturday, 28 April 2018

Sparkling Seas ft. Special Guest!


 "Summer" didn't last long.  It is miserable here, now.  Raining, cold, windy-
More of a light breeze, really.
 Well, yes, but still a bit windy.  It's blowing the rain about too much.
I suppose.  I don't care anyway, as I'm tucked up warm and dry in your head!
 That's what you think!
* starts to think about waterfalls and rough seas and burst water pipes *
Hey!  That got me, too!

  While they're squabbling, may I present some photos from last weekend to take our minds off the current cold, damp squib.
  The following snaps are from Saturday morning, and include a special guest not seen for several months:

The view from behind Château DeVice not very early on Saturday Morning

I was about to descend the slapdash and rickety steps to the promenade in this photo

Hang on.  Who's that perched on the end of this extremely long groyne?


Cormorant!

"Crap.  I can't get a moment's peace."

"Papped on my own perch.  I'm off!"

Once down on the beach, this is the view that awaited me.  It's all right, I suppose...  

Better than the view back West towards Overstrand's main beach, anyway.

Sigh.  I suppose I'll just have to put up with it...





  It was at this point that I remembered about Camera's star filter, and wondered if it could make these beautiful views any prettier, so I switched it on.  The next five photos are the result:






  That's enough of that.  I don't know about you, but I think the stars look a bit naff.
  To finish off, let's have some spume covered rocks, a groyne spurting salty spray, and a final look East:





23 comments:

  1. My Cormorant!!!
    Why is it that the damp squibs last 5 times longer than the heatwaves?
    Sx

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    1. Heat waves, plural? You're not expecting another one this year, are you?

      Has your cormorant reached you yet? It flew off in the general direction of Devon...

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  2. Those star things divert the eye too much from the spurting groynes and the spume. Jx

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    1. Right! They've got to go. Nothing should take away from moist ejecta being hurled from a groyne!

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  3. You're right about the star filter! They almost look like an editor's delete marks! LOL What a sight when the tide is in, sweetpea. All stunningly beautiful. We're just starting the "expected" forget spring-let's-go-straight-to-summer season. xoxox

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    1. I shall have to check Camera for a 'red pen' filter - for circling, underlining, and scathing remarks!

      Does your straight-to-Summer mean that all the green turns a parched, crispy brown?

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  4. Now I am wondering if the star filter, when photographing actual stars, will cause a gravitational flux wave anomaly or some such horrible condition?

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    1. I don't know, LẌ, and I'm now too scared to try as we don't have a structural integrity field or inertial dampeners to reverse the polarity on that may negate the catastrophic effects of such a wave (or other "horrible condition")!

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  5. Must be terrible to have such views......

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    1. Oh, it's ghastly, Mistress Maddie. Absolutely ghastly. I don't know how I've managed to put up with them all these years.

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  6. I like the glamorous, almost artsy, cartoon look of the star filter! The views are fantastic. The weather must be getting warmer if the cormorant is back.

    How brave of you to venture down there at high tide, especially after we saw the hilarious pounding those tourists got from standing so close to the rough seas!

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    1. You're right - Just the waves with the stars reminds me of Battle of the Planets/Gatchaman!

      Heh. Stupid tourists!

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  7. Star-pah! I like the shag on the groyne!

    Thank you so much for braving those rickety old steps to bring us these lovely views.

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    1. And I didn't fall down them once!

      Two or three times, but definitely not once...

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  8. The stars aren't a filter at all. You magicked them up didn't you?

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    1. Drat! You've seen through my little scam. Yes, the stars are fallout from a sea-calming spell so that I didn't get drenched like those tourists Eros mentioned.

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    2. Incidentally I forgot to say how much I like your new header. Very clever getting the letters to stay up on the groyne.

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    3. Thank you, Hound. It took a lot of effort to cart them all down the cliff, and then getting them to stand on the groyne long enough to take the photo was most vexing (and used up my entire lifetime's budget for blu-tack and staples).

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    4. Very nice! This blog fiddling is reaching epidemic proportions!
      Sx

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    5. ....actually your header is something of an optical illusion... or is it my eyes?
      Sx

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    6. It does look slightly off kilter as I rested the letters on the groyne (good job it's a long one) which is not level. Unlike the horizon, which is. This also vexes the Windows Live Photo Gallery which likes to straighten the photo based on the groyne rather than the horizon!

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    7. Now that sounds painful.

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  9. Just as well Muriel is having her nap

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