old Bomb shelter

deckitout

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This old shelter fell off of the cliffs due to erosion from the Sea, I found it a really strange sight sitting on the beach like this

Happisburgh, Norfolk UK

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I agree with Don - very, very nice shot.

Many, if not most, of the photographers of yesterday always made silver gelatin prints..for example Henri Cartier-Bresson's exhibit now at the MOMA in NYC is all silver gelatin prints. I believe this is what Don is talking about.

Here's a description I found just now online: Photography - Art Terms and Techniques Glossary - Bircham Gallery
Silver Gelatin Print
Silver gelatin prints typically give deep rich blacks and crisp whites on a high gloss paper. They have extremely good archival properties, lasting over 100 years without visible fading if kept carefully. There are three key types of black and white gelatin prints: silver bromide, silver chloride and chloro-bromide.
When you see one of these prints, you fall in love.:wink:
 

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Thanks BBW

I may well print this one

I agree with Don - very, very nice shot.

Many, if not most, of the photographers of yesterday always made silver gelatin prints..for example Henri Cartier-Bresson's exhibit now at the MOMA in NYC is all silver gelatin prints. I believe this is what Don is talking about.

Here's a description I found just now online: Photography - Art Terms and Techniques Glossary - Bircham Gallery

When you see one of these prints, you fall in love.:wink:
 

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is it possible this is a pillbox built in WW 2 against possible invasion by germany?
it being in the side of a cliff near the sea ,seems a curious location for a shelter.... reminds me of a documentary i one saw that described intense preparations against invasion


btw its a fantastic shot
 

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Very nice! Great contrast.

Silver print = tradition photographic print made via darkroom and enlarger.

But I am sure it would look as nice on a great digital print.
 

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Technical execution that develops mood enhancement. Beautifully backlit controlled exposure.

Bokeh Diem
 

deckitout

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The shelter was origionally on top of the cliff but coastal erosion has demolished many dwellings, this is a particular problem on the East Coast, this most certainly would have been there during WW2 to protect against bombings and invasion

is it possible this is a pillbox built in WW 2 against possible invasion by germany?
it being in the side of a cliff near the sea ,seems a curious location for a shelter.... reminds me of a documentary i one saw that described intense preparations against invasion


btw its a fantastic shot
 

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Phil,
By the response it should be obvious that ya done good.
So, with that in mind, I'm afraid we have to insist that you keep up the good work and post images on a regular basis of equal or better quality.
This also lends way to justify any new gear purchase you have in mind....
Thanks....shooter out
 

igi

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Nice find and the photography well executed. The rocky structure didn't lose its strength in the photo. Thumbs up!

Saw your site as well, you're definitely skilled!
 
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