old Bomb shelter

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by deckitout, May 11, 2010.

  1. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
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    EP2 4/3 9/18

    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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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    That would make a beautiful Silver Print...
    Very nice....
     
  3. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Shooter
    You will need to educate me, what is a silver print?
    Thanks for looking by the way


     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    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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  5. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Essex UK
    Thanks BBW

    I may well print this one

     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Phil,
    BB's right but you can get a nice B&W print made from MPIX......reasonable prices and very fast service.
     
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  7. richie15

    richie15 Guest

    Great shot really like this.
     
  8. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    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
     
  9. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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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.
     
  10. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Toronto
    Technical execution that develops mood enhancement. Beautifully backlit controlled exposure.

    Bokeh Diem
     
  11. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Essex UK
    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

     
  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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
     
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  13. igi

    igi Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 24, 2010
    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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  14. MikeB10

    MikeB10 Mu-43 Regular

    It is a strange sight but what a treasure you have made of it. Great vision and great processing work.
     
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