The Old Sea Wall at Church Cliff February 2011

Concrete sea wall and steps for climbing over the breakwaters

Concrete sea wall and breakwater at high tideThis was almost the last time that I saw the old sea wall and breakwaters at Church Cliff in Lyme Regis. As part of a scheme to improve the sea defences in Lyme Regis, the breakwaters were demolished a few years later and the old sea wall,  as it was seen in these images, disappeared from sight and was replaced by a stronger structure more fit for purpose and providing additional amenity value. I was surprised how different these shots were from the earlier ones from 2010. The tide was in and covering seaweed and cobbles, the light was different and had a big impact on the colours observed, and it was a different camera and that had an effect too.

6 thoughts on “The Old Sea Wall at Church Cliff February 2011

  1. Thank you, Clare. I think so too. The pictures were taken with a zoom from quite a distance because the tide was in. I only minimally enhanced the photographs shown here by increasing the vibrancy by a few points. The images look great when you have a real play around with digital editing:

    Digitally enhanced detail of sea wall pattern

  2. Thank you, Mic. The image is a bit of an illusion because the steps went up and over a breakwater or groyne, one of many such sets of steps along the shore, to enable people to cross the beach with relevant ease to get to the favourite fossil-bearing rocks further along the shore. Now, the breakwaters and steps are gone and have have been replaced by a much bigger sea wall with a walkway along the top and flights of stairs down to the beach.

  3. Thank you for the additional explanation. I went back and looked at your previous posts. I can see a couple of photographs showing the steps in the context of the breakwaters. A very nice set of images, Jessica.

  4. Thank you, Mic. I often try to include a wider shot in a post of mainly abstract images to show the context in which they were taken.

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