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Miles of Golden Sand

Miles of Golden Sand
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5866 W: 275 N: 13426] (53412)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-22
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
Exposure: f/0.9, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-05-22 3:18
Viewed: 1313
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

Please click on this link to see the much bigger, clearer shot in Beta.

This is Crosby beach famous for its statues by Anthony Gormley which you will be able to see if you click on the Crosby connection.

However, I wanted to show what a marvellous beach there is at this location and only a few miles from the renown, busy port of Liverpool.

The sand seems to stretch for miles and on the occasions that we have visited, it has never been crowded, just a few people swimming, playing with kites or simply walking.

I will add a w/s showing the promenade for those who may be hesitant at walking on the sand.

Thank you for you interest, Bev :-)

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To ikeharel: Crosby BeachRoyaldevon 1 2017-05-22 03:47
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Hello Bev,
One of the unknown delights of the North-West coastline along with Ainsdale and Formby and, all very easy to get to on the train from Liverpool. A long sweeping perspective along the almost empty beach with the beautifully textured rocks making a lovely frame. Attractive warm lights and colours; excellent sharpness.

I was waiting for the WS, Beverley, promise to take another look.
Three or four different brown colors, from teh rocks in the FG to the brighter dry sand, and far out to the wet sand, probably low tide time of the day. Marvelous breadth of a seashore, not crowded, and yet - enliven scenery by the few people there and blowing wind notable upon the flags.
Wish you a nice new week,

Hi Bev,
Very nice capture of this beautiful beach. I like the composition with the foreground rocks. Well taken.


Bonjour, chère Bev,
Une plage dont la longueur semble infinie. La mer retirée, pour aller se baigner, il faut être courageux !
Merci pour la photo en atelier, cette promenade est appelée en France, la promenade des Anglais !
Très bonne journée;

Hello Bev,
You would need a lot of people to make this huge beach look crowded. It will probably never happen. And those who want to reach swimmable water at this time of the day have to prepare for a long walk. But the view is impressive even without any Gormley statues seen here. You had a beautiful weather with fine colours and you used the rocks well for a nice foreground.
Kind regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24405 W: 523 N: 40828] (175668)
  • [2017-05-22 4:51]

Hello Bev,

I don't know but the red flag on your second picture I think for forbidden swimming, this is in Belgium, red flag not swim.
This is a nice sandbeach but absolutely not busy, notwithstanding during the summer.
Amso the rocks in foreground are nice photographed..
Composition and presentation are very well
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Beverly

Vous avez des plages vraiment magnifiques en Angleterre. Elles sont longues et profondes et le sable est fin. Donc, il ne vous manque que le beau temps et la chaleur. J'aime bien les rochers à l'avant plan.



Hello Bev,

good image of this beach, I like your point of view with the rocks in the foreground, the presence of the people is also interesting, well done,

Best regards,


Hi Bev,
Quite massive rocks in the foreground! Indeed a lovely big beach. And low tide makes it even bigger. I guess the water there is rather chilly even in August.

Hi Bev, very good view of this interesting and infinite beach, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful photograph. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy start to the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
  • [2017-05-22 13:25]

Witaj Bev!
Very nice view, beach makes impression.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Stones in the foreground add to the taste of this composition.
Good evening.

Hello Beverley,
What a vast panorama!
On this coast the difference between high and low tide is huge. We can see this at the little remaining puddles on the long beach that is beautifully bordered by dunes and rocks.
The nice thing is that this picture is taken on a beautiful summer day while I would call this an almost deserted beach.
Pretty natural colours which still form a strong contrast.
Best regards, Paul

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11756 W: 126 N: 21145] (108879)
  • [2017-05-23 0:44]

Hi Bev,as you know i'm a fan of beaches and this is very very nice,a great gift to me...eheheh...truly lovely with a lot of space for all,it's nice to walk on the sand there in summer....but there is something that don't like the sand as i can read in your WS...eheheh..beautiful post made in the usual top quality. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9143 W: 57 N: 15348] (56876)
  • [2017-05-23 1:57]

Hello Beverley,
A lovely view of the beach on this sunny day. The few people scattered around the view in the distance make a nice pattern and you composed the photo skilfully adding the rocks in the foreground too.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10502 W: 174 N: 17843] (79251)
  • [2017-05-23 2:50]


we can see how the level of tides is high in this area, with a big amount of the sand appearing out. nice details of the compo , almost minimalist, with excellent use of the rocks in FG. TFS.
PS: sad news about the attack in liverpool yesterday, the evil is walking in the world.


Ciao cara Bev, great view of beautiful beach, lovely composition with rocks in FG, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2017-05-23 8:25]


Avec ces grosses pierres rouges en premie rplan quelle vue de cette plage quel salbe et profondeur de la plages quelle immensité et ces drapeaux de couelur flottant merivelleux.
Bravo et amitié

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3978 W: 2 N: 6692] (33192)
  • [2017-05-23 14:39]

Hello Beverly,
Interesting view of Crosby beach. Nice composition with rocks in foreground. Good point of view, pretty colors.
Fine presentation

Hello Bev,

Crosby beach indeed appears endless, evocative of salt flats in Utah but with a little more humidity. Liverpool is one area of UK that I know so little about, except for its "favorite sons" from 50 years past.

Warm regards,


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14263 W: 1034 N: 28570] (135852)
  • [2017-05-24 0:39]

Hello Bev,

I like the diagonal layering here of wet sand, dry sand and rock wall. Good sharpness and well composed placing the sky above the horizon line. The bg flags & people add a focal point. Tfs!

Hi Bev
yup, that Beta version pretty much does it every time! in that version we can clearly see just how large that beach is, it basically seems to go on forever and ever.
the large rocks in the fg are an excellent way to introduce us to the scene and i like seeing the dots for people way into the bg. Super subject and shot. cheers

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4392] (24697)
  • [2017-05-24 8:19]

Hello Bev

Crosby is on my list of places to visit, mainly for the Another Place statues, but every time in Liverpool (once or twice a year recently), I never get round to it. Maybe I ought to plan a longer trip and take my camera next season.

Great postcard image, it feels a bit nostalgic. Nice one! Tfs & cheers.


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