Pebbles in a metal cage (gabion) used for sea defence at Chesil Cove on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK - a digitally altered photograph (1)

“Gabionage” describes the way sea defences are constructed by filling metal cages with pebbles or other rocky materials, and stacking the cages to create a sea wall. At Chesil Cove on the Island of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast, the town is protected from incursions of rough seas by a bank of stacked gabions as well as a reinforced concrete sea wall.

In these pictures I have had a bit of fun by digitally altering photographs of the gabions to produce colourful abstract images.

Gabionage2 - Pebbles in a metal cage (gabion) used for sea defence at Chesil Cove on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK - a digitally altered photograph (2)

Gabionage3 - Pebbles in a metal cage (gabion) used for sea defence at Chesil Cove on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK - a digitally altered photograph (3)

Gabionage4 - Pebbles in a metal cage (gabion) used for sea defence at Chesil Cove on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK - a digitally altered photograph (4)

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