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Sandscape' Patterns On UK Beaches Using Only A Rake - YouTube

Artist Draws Huge 'Sandscape' Patterns On UK Beaches Using Only A Rake Inspired by the work of sand artist Tony Platt, Chris Howarth, 25, bought himself a ra...
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Photographing Seaside Landscapes

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Photographing Seaside Landscapes poses a number of problems. There's wind, sand, and water to contend with. Here are some tips on tackling these challenges.

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Beaches in need of clean up after battering from winter storms

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When it’s safe to go back on the beach – why not treat your favourite bit of coastline to a winter clean-up?

 

The Marine Conservation Society says a beach clean is great for the shore line and the soul!

 

After a Christmas and New Year period that saw Britain battered by high winds, lashing rain and storm waves believed to be amongst the most extreme in living memory, many of the UK’s beaches have been left strewn with huge amounts of litter.

 

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), which organises the annual Beachwatch Big Weekend in September when thousands of people clean and survey hundreds of UK beaches, says now is a good time to get out on the beach and really make a difference.

 

Lauren Eyles, MCS Beachwatch Officer, says some beaches have been left in a terrible state, but just a few trips and a couple of bin bags could really help: “When it comes to beach cleaning, every little helps. We would urge people to visit their local or favourite beach and pick up some of the rubbish that has either been blown there by the strong winds or washed in by the unusually high tides.

 

“After storms, the strandline is often higher up the beach than normal and on some beaches that our staff and volunteers have already cleaned we’ve seen much more litter than is usual at this time of the year,” Lauren continues. “Now is a really good time to become a Beachwatch Organiser and get family and friends together down on the beach. MCS needs all the information it can get about where litter on our beaches comes from and by organising a clean and filling out a survey form you can help our campaigns to stop beach litter.”

 

Plastic bits and pieces have been appearing on our beaches in increasing numbers for over two decades, but storms like the ones we have seen in the last month mean that many unusual items are likely to have been washed up and need clearing away – and some could cause harm to wildlife or human visitors.

“Hundreds of species accidentally eat or become entangled in litter. Litter on our beaches is also hazardous to people – syringes, sharp glass can all pose a real threat,” says Lauren Eyles.

 

MCS says it’s easy to get cleaning, involving basic equipment such as bin liners and rubber gloves, and the permission of the beach owner – often the local council. If you would like to find out more about how you start beach cleaning then visit www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch where you can download a survey form to record what you find.

 

Marine Conservation Society Protecting our seas, shores and wildlifemcsuk.org Registered Charity Number (England and Wales) 1004005 Registered Charity Number (Scotland) SCO374680

 


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Shooting Birds with the Fuji X-Pro 1 | Gareth Brough

Shooting Birds with the Fuji X-Pro 1 | Gareth Brough | UK Seaside | Scoop.it


So there I am, on a small Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales (UK) surrounded by lots of other photographers with serious kit – we are talking big heavy gear for some ‘proper’ wildlife shooting – and I am lying on the ground with a Fuji X-Pro 1 and the 35mm F1.4 lens. Surely I don’t expect to be able to photograph birds with this tinny little camera/ lens combo? Well, actually I do. There is a bird on the Island called a Puffin, they are rather odd-looking, live in underground burrows and seemingly have no fear of humans, so if you sit and wait, they will come to you. Taking the Fuji X-Pro 1 on a trip like this may seem like a gamble, after all the autofocus is not exactly cutting edge (more about that later), but the positives outweigh the negatives. I have used and owned cameras for many years – from medium format (Hassleblad / Mamiya 7 / Pentax) to the big Canon and Nikon digital beasts, all had one thing in common, WEIGHT! My last DSLR was the Nikon D700, which I used to carry around with tilt & shift lenses and an 80-200 f2.8 AFS, and I found (as Steve has said many times) that I would leave my kit at home on more occasions that not as I just couldn’t be bothered lugging it arround. So I made the decision about a year ago to get rid of all my gear and switch to a camera that I might actually enjoy using. I looked at all the cameras on offer (I wish the Sony RX1 had been around), nearly bought a Leica M8 but got the jitters due to my experiences focusing the rangefinder on the Mamiya 7, and finally bought the Fuji. I loved their collaboration with Hassleblad on the XPan and thought this camera could just answer most of my needs.....


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Victor Kim's comment, August 5, 2013 5:04 AM
Nice composition, but it looks like the picture is not that crispy, as it would be with a d700... i am wrong?
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Winter walk along Bournemouth beach | Ian Hamilton

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Before the next batch of ugly weather descends on us (and keeping up our Christmas tradition of going for a walk every day …. in a vain attempt to ward off the effects of the mince pies!) it was back down to the sands today for a Winter walk along Bournemouth beach. Once again I took along my little Fuji X100, leaving the  Nikons at home … I just love the way this cute camera with a fixed lens lets me capture elements from the day. So much nicer than dragging along a huge camera bag/lenses! ....


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Iconic Lincolnville seafood restaurant merges with local brewery - Bangor Daily News

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Iconic Lincolnville seafood restaurant merges with local brewery
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It's a classic seaside seafood joint, perched on the coast and hugging Lincolnville's sandy beach.
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Popular seaside cafe in Cleethorpes gets a £90k facelift

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A POPULAR seafront cafe will reopen this weekend after undergoing a £90,000 refurbishment. Browns cafe and takeaway, on the North Promenade in Cleethorpes, has been closed since Sunday and...
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Boscastle Harbour North Cornwall by Chris Smith

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Boscastle Harbour North Cornwall by Chris Smith - Boscastle Harbour North Cornwall Photograph - Boscastle Harbour North Cornwall Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale
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UK: The Industrial Heritage of West Cornwall

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Post 31 – The Industrial Heritage of West Cornwall. It is not possible to visit the Penwith Peninsula without noticing the large number of relics from Cornwall's industrial past. Mining began in the South West of England as far ...

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Coastal Resilience Through Biomimicry

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"The resort town of Blackpool on the UK’s northeast coast is a classic example of what can go wrong when you work against natural coastline dynamics. It was built on a sand dune, which, as the town expanded, the Victorians replaced with a monumental 10-meter/30-foot-high seawall. This severed the town from its main asset, its beach, and as competition grew from continental European destinations, Blackpool fell into economic decline. To make matters worse, by the early 2000s the seawall was failing to hold back increasingly stormy winter seas, which began to flood the town. The solution has been to learn from the dunes. The high wall has been replaced with a gently sloping set of steps stretching the length of the town, mimicking the incline of sand dunes to dissipate wave energy.."


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Communities will be engaged with over future sea defences plans in north ... - Norwich Evening News

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Amazing coastal destinations in the UK | scottishtories.org.uk

Amazing coastal destinations in the UK | scottishtories.org.uk | UK Seaside | Scoop.it
The UK coastline offers numerous attractions for both local and international tourists. Coastal attractions include scenic beaches, wonderful coves, coastal drives resorts and beach sports.
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