Samphire Hoe

Taken yesterday at Samphire Hoe, a country park at the foot of the White Cliffs to the west of Dover.

The park was created using the spoil of 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl from the Channel Tunnel excavations and it opened to the public in 1997.

It is named after the rock samphire which was once collected from the local cliffs, pickled in brine and sent to be used in London restaurants. A hoe is a piece of land that juts out from the mainland.

The Samphire Tower is a 33 ft high oak and larch clad structure housing a brass telescope which 'acts as an interactive interface, linking the landscape views with audio content allowing visitors to change and modulate the sounds. Pre-recorded digital sound mixes seamlessly with live sounds from shortwave and marine band radio' powered by solar panels mounted on the top of the tower.

Just out of sight on the horizon is the English Channel.
I love everything about this. The low pov the textures...all of it!
posted February 9th, 2018  
Ditto. This is fab. Especially like how the line leads towards the tower but not to it
posted February 9th, 2018  
This is really beautiful. Terrific lead in line and a great subject for a b&w. Instant fav 😊
posted February 9th, 2018  
Gorgeous pov, lines, lighting, everything. Really beautiful
posted February 9th, 2018  
bep
Fav. Really beautiful.
posted February 9th, 2018  
Windswept and atmospheric, fav
posted February 9th, 2018  
Mud
Wow...incredible capture.
posted February 9th, 2018  
Wow love the composition!
posted February 9th, 2018  
Wery well composed and great in b&w.
posted February 9th, 2018  
Super image in all ways...fav
posted February 9th, 2018  
Wonderful. Love the composition
posted February 9th, 2018  
Oh my ... this is just fabulous. The leading line of the fence, the blowing grasses, the textured tower and the dramatic sky. You got it all, Felicity! Big Fav!!
posted February 9th, 2018  
Lovely shot. The fence is a great leading line.
posted February 9th, 2018  
A really nice image and explanation. Fav
posted February 9th, 2018  
Great pov and composition. Fav!! 😀
posted February 9th, 2018  
Gorgeous image with a great leading line, composition, texture
posted February 9th, 2018  
Very nice. Fav
posted February 9th, 2018  
Love your composition. It has a very attractive windswept feel in the grasses. Congratulations on completing your first year. Fav
posted February 9th, 2018  
Great POV and composition and love the fence leading the eyes in - fav!
posted February 9th, 2018  
Superb B&W composition. Love the way the fence leads the eye into the picture
posted February 9th, 2018  
Great composition. Love the details of the fence and the structure of the tower.
posted February 9th, 2018  
This is gorgeous!
posted February 9th, 2018  
Fab pov and thank you for the info :)
posted February 9th, 2018  
Lovely composition, excellent b&w
posted February 9th, 2018  
Brilliant composition and tones
posted February 9th, 2018  
I just love this photo - it's so moody and so well composed. That is also fascinating info - thank you so much.
posted February 9th, 2018  
Lovely lines and fabulous capture...fav
posted February 9th, 2018  
Good composition
posted February 9th, 2018  
A beautiful view and a great B+W capture of it.
posted February 9th, 2018  
I love everything about this, especially being b&w. Definitely a fav.
posted February 9th, 2018  
Wonderfully composed with beautiful textures.
posted February 9th, 2018  
This is just beautiful
posted February 10th, 2018  
Fabulous image, and even better with the contextual story to accompany it.
posted February 10th, 2018  
Great b&w image
posted February 10th, 2018  
I really like the composition on this one.
posted February 10th, 2018  
B&W perfect choice for this one
posted February 10th, 2018  
Nice use of the fence to draw the eye through the image, the textures of the grass and the building, and the dramatic clouds.
posted February 10th, 2018  
Maaaaaaarvellous.
posted February 10th, 2018  
Fabulous B&W image!
posted February 10th, 2018  
Gorgeous composition!! Fav!
posted February 10th, 2018  
Ohhhh... this is fantastic. I love everything about this capture. This needs to be printed out and hung! Huge fave.
posted February 10th, 2018  
Loved reading your narrative, fascinated by the idea of the radio crackles and music. What a fabulous composition and so well suited to monochrome. Fav!
posted February 10th, 2018  
Beautiful composition, great shot!
posted February 10th, 2018  
Great composition, the fence leads my eye straight to the tower and the blowing grass adds interest in the foreground. Looks great in b&w too!
posted February 10th, 2018  
wonderful shot and comp
posted February 10th, 2018  
Fabulous composition :)
posted February 10th, 2018  
This is stunning. Love the fence line and the bleak atmosphere.
posted February 10th, 2018  
Great shot - the sky and the blowing grass really create an atmosphere
posted February 10th, 2018  
Great leading line with the fence another easy fav :)
posted February 10th, 2018  
Beautiful and dramatic ... super image Felicity :)))
posted February 10th, 2018  
Lovely stark shot
posted February 11th, 2018  
I love how you've captured this, interesting explanation 😊
posted February 12th, 2018  
Got to fav it even though it doesn't need it! Super comp. great light and textures
posted February 14th, 2018  
I can almost feel the wind. Fab composition.
posted February 14th, 2018  
Congratulations on this beautiful shot been top of the TT, so much deserved :)
posted February 19th, 2018  
oh wow missed this before. just found it at the top of the topmost top spots :) many congrats - a well-deserved winner!
posted February 19th, 2018  
@suzanne234 @pistache Thanks so much, it's made my day if not my month!!!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Congratulations on this making the top of the TT! It is fabulous!
posted February 19th, 2018  
@louannwarren Thanks so much - I was amazed and so happy!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Congratulations Felicity for making number 1 on top 20!!!
Well deserved!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Fantastic! You were first in the top 10! Huge congratulations
posted February 19th, 2018  
Congrats on TT - and on #! - Wow!!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Congratulations for winning top of the Top Twenty this week! 🥇
posted February 19th, 2018  
@radiogirl @megpicatilly @365karly1 @casablanca Thank you all so very much - I was shellshocked. Never ever did I expect that!!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Well deserved no1 on the TT. Your pictures in B&W have all been great but this one is quite special :)
posted February 19th, 2018  
@rjb71 Thanks very much indeed - this is a one off never to be repeated experience ... but I am so chuffed :))
posted February 19th, 2018  
@fbailey don't say that! I love colour but B&W can also be special :)
posted February 19th, 2018  
@rjb71 Sorry, I still love b&w and am going to miss having a structure to adhere to next month. I will still take b&w, I just meant I will never be able to repeat the rank:)
posted February 19th, 2018  
@fbailey well have to wait and see :)
posted February 19th, 2018  
Congratulations Felicity on your top of the TOP finish!
posted February 21st, 2018  
@skipt07 Thanks so much Skip, I was so surprised!!
posted February 21st, 2018  
fantastic shot!! fav
posted February 23rd, 2018  
Love this shot. Congrats on TT!
posted February 24th, 2018  
@bizziebeeme Thanjs very much indeed, I was over the moon:))
posted February 24th, 2018  
Well done on the top spot, so well deserved :)
posted February 26th, 2018  
@inthecloud5 That's so kind, thank you! A never to be repeated experience:))
posted February 26th, 2018  
@fbailey never say never!
posted February 26th, 2018  
Beautiful shot!
posted March 1st, 2018  
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