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Green land.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 10 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Environmental protection scheme on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields.
The sand dunes have been replanted with precious rye grasses to help them redevelop, this prevents much of the beach being dumped on the roads when the wind whips in from the North Sea.

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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture and light

10 Jan 2013 5:45am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Bonita iluminación, un cielo terrorífico.

10 Jan 2013 6:16am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You have reminded me of building houses at Fleetwood (?) and someone having the idea of spreading seaweed over the gardens to limit erosion . . the seaweed ended up snagged on the rooftops !

10 Jan 2013 6:17am

rem_la from Villiers, France

tres belle lumiere

10 Jan 2013 6:23am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Awesome composition Curly.

10 Jan 2013 6:55am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Quelle belle lumière avec ce ciel noir

Bonne journée

10 Jan 2013 6:57am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice capture

10 Jan 2013 7:38am

Naa-ila from Cape Town, South Africa


10 Jan 2013 8:18am

@Naa-ila: Nice to hear from Cape Town, thank you. I'll check your site out shortly, always good to see the work of newer members.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Nice to see this kind of effort underway. Hope the grass doesn't end up the way of the seaweed though. LOL BTW, I'm really up early this morning due to a sore back.

10 Jan 2013 8:47am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I remember so clearly watching David Bellamy(Remember him?) With his lovely accent talking about "The Marram grass binding the sand together, producing the humus that will turn the shifting sands into a stable ecosystem"

10 Jan 2013 9:22am

helys from Paris, France

So wonderful golden colored details
Great contrasts, lighting, textures, tags
Thanks for my spotlight:)

10 Jan 2013 10:25am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Good to see something being done for the green way, the many pickets of the fences
lend many ridges for the sun to fall, best use of the beautifully falling light and very
nicely framed !~

10 Jan 2013 10:25am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I hope the grass sprouts quickly, interesting info

10 Jan 2013 10:46am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That kind of protection is a great job.

10 Jan 2013 11:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

always wonderful when the land is brighter than the sky

10 Jan 2013 11:18am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful composition Curly...
Looks like a full moon at the far end of the sky...

10 Jan 2013 12:20pm

@Devi: Unfortunately it's just a seagull :-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent light and treatment to bring out the vivid colours against the dark sky.

10 Jan 2013 12:25pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Love that dramatic contrast of light and mood

10 Jan 2013 1:10pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

It must be a long-term endeavor, that fencing looks like it won't be coming up any time soon! Nice documentation.

10 Jan 2013 3:18pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Beautiful contrast between the colors

10 Jan 2013 4:05pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Excellent light falling on to the golden sand against the dark sky. The environmetal protection here is really great effort in the right direction. Love it. Thanks for your kind words, Curly. :)

10 Jan 2013 4:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant contrast bw sky and land!
i hope the scheme works! i'd hate to see the north of england blown away ... (or part of it ...)

10 Jan 2013 4:54pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful light!

10 Jan 2013 4:56pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

An awesome sky… Lovely !

10 Jan 2013 4:57pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Tell Donald Trump about the sand moving, he doesn't think they will come back after he flattened them up North.
Lovely sign, healthy beach.

10 Jan 2013 5:09pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nica shot! Beautiful light! ...

10 Jan 2013 5:09pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great shot of this interesting environmental protection scheme !!! Light is absolutely wonderful and the contrast against the dark sky is fabulous ...

10 Jan 2013 5:16pm

Basile Pesso from France

Wonderful framing and light.

10 Jan 2013 5:20pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Good to know they/you are working to keep the beach area in place.
Great shot of the area with beautiful light.

10 Jan 2013 5:24pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe contraste entre la lumière et le gris du ciel, splendide cadrage. Bonne soirée.

10 Jan 2013 6:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent contrast between the sunlit land and the dark sky! Glad to see the proactive approach being taken here to preserve the dunes. We deal with that a lot here as well.

10 Jan 2013 6:31pm

Hilde Morin from United States

Wonderful light and contrast. What a sky!!

10 Jan 2013 6:38pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

A great picture , I like the contrast with the grey sky and the light on the grass.

10 Jan 2013 6:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light in this well framed shot Curly! The dark cloud bank in the background really accentuate the effect! Nicely captured! ;-)

10 Jan 2013 6:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The light with those dark clouds in the background is stunning! Beautiful image! The green really pops!

10 Jan 2013 7:00pm

David from Avranches, France

Great atmosphere in this shot. Dark yet light.

10 Jan 2013 8:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I hope it works. Lovely light.

10 Jan 2013 9:33pm

STEED from D, France

Pfiuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!! Excellent,Curly ........

10 Jan 2013 9:44pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I trust it will be a success

10 Jan 2013 11:00pm

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

gorgeous and delicate :-)

10 Jan 2013 11:23pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Beautiful light, Curly.

10 Jan 2013 11:37pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Great shot, Curly. Nice job!

11 Jan 2013 2:30am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Beautiful light on a blessed piece of beach! Good job with the grasses! And....what a dark background...a storm brewing?

11 Jan 2013 10:52am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Fantastic sunlight at work here and a commendable initiative.

11 Jan 2013 1:57pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very beautiful light, like the graphics & the touch of green also.

11 Jan 2013 3:51pm

nicolás from zaragoza, Spain


11 Jan 2013 5:11pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

super ce ciel menaçant avec cette pointe de lumière

11 Jan 2013 6:06pm

Mowgli from Nice, France

Une belle lumière et harmonie des couleurs.

11 Jan 2013 7:27pm

k@ from Paris, France

I like the light & lines in your frame, inviting (miss the sun & seashore so much ;)

12 Jan 2013 10:03am

David from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great colour and shadows transform this simple scene.

12 Jan 2013 10:43pm

1/70 second
ISO 200
19 mm