Zawn

Zawn

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Winter surf cascading through a canyon into a zawn within Renny Reef. It was most mesmerising to see the ever changing patterns with each swoosh of an incoming wave. Most times there was a small whitewater stream, then periodically the waters would run higher and with a mighty boom a tapestry of flow lines would envelope the ledge.

Deep time of ancient rocks - carved slowly since the Variscan Orogeny, set against ever evolving moments of time & tide on a winter's morning.

These rocks are at Heybrook Bay, which is in the South Devon A.O.N.B.
07/12/2015 - 19:27morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/2
Aperturef/19
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length42.5mm

Wildwood512

Link Posted 07/12/2015 - 20:33
A fluidity dance! Delightful water play as it interacts gleefully over embedded rock formations with surges of intermittent rushes! Mesmerizing, relaxing, cleansing !
Enjoyed reading your description as well!
Cheers...Donna 😊

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 07/12/2015 - 20:53
Very beautiful... lovely energy flow through the picture, restrained desaturated colour palette, and super detail in the strands of water... very tricky and much diligence required to get a result this good... congrats..

Best
Bill

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morpheus71

Link Posted 07/12/2015 - 21:34
Wildwood512 wrote:
A fluidity dance! Delightful water play as it interacts gleefully over embedded rock formations with surges of intermittent rushes! Mesmerizing, relaxing, cleansing !
Enjoyed reading your description as well!

Many Thanks for your eloquent wordsmithery! I feel an affinity with water - connections with the rivers, lakes and oceans whilst wild swimming, canoeing, kayaking, surfing and canyoning have given me such pleasure. The ever changing patterns and play of light upon the waters, the flow, the ensconcing sensation of immersion... each becomes a mindful encounter. I am so grateful to be surrounded by such bountiful waters in South West England.
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morpheus71

Link Posted 07/12/2015 - 21:38
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Very beautiful... lovely energy flow through the picture, restrained desaturated colour palette, and super detail in the strands of water... very tricky and much diligence required to get a result this good... congrats..

Best

Thanks very much Bill It was a joy to watch, to hear the music of the waters evolve on each surge, to anticipate the moment to press the timer to distill the energy into a photograph. My whitewater river studies have helped in having a hunch with ocean cascades I think!
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 00:33
Amazing how poetic visual imagery draws forth a torrent of verbal poetry too - I shall upset it. What is a Zawn please?
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 07:18

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alfpics

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 08:33
This beautiful!
Andy

davidtrout

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 10:29
Absolutely wonderful and I agree totally with all the eloquent praise from the other posters. I always enjoy your descriptions and quotations almost as much your pictures Phil. I wish more people were as generous in describing the where, what and when of their images.
David
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autumnlight

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 14:34
Couldn't agree more with the comments above a mesmerizing image!
Kind regards Maria

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morpheus71

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 16:35
davidwozhere wrote:
Amazing how poetic visual imagery draws forth a torrent of verbal poetry too - I shall upset it. What is a Zawn please?

It's an old Brythonic lexicon, often used in the South West of England in particular:

n. A deep and narrow sea-inlet in the British Isles, especially Cornwall and the south-west, cut by erosion into sea-cliffs, and with steep or vertical side-walls


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morpheus71

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 16:36
GIULIO57 wrote:

Cheers Giulio 😊
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morpheus71

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 16:36
alfpics wrote:
This beautiful!

Many thanks Andy 😊
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morpheus71

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 16:40
davidtrout wrote:
Absolutely wonderful and I agree totally with all the eloquent praise from the other posters. I always enjoy your descriptions and quotations almost as much your pictures Phil. I wish more people were as generous in describing the where, what and when of their images.
David

Many thanks for your generous and encouraging comments David 😊 It's a great place to gaze upon the ocean and it's tidal antics, there's some fascinating wave worn pinnacles in the cove too. A place with a primordial ambience in the pre-dawn, evening afterglow and twilight at low to mid-tide.
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morpheus71

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 16:44
autumnlight wrote:
Couldn't agree more with the comments above a mesmerizing image!

Many thanks Maria😊
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 23:51
Well, that one did wonders for our vocabularies and use of English, as well as allowing us to appreciate some very nicely photographed detail
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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morpheus71

Link Posted 09/12/2015 - 00:37
davidwozhere wrote:
Well, that one did wonders for our vocabularies and use of English, as well as allowing us to appreciate some very nicely photographed detail

Many thanks indeed 😊 it's been great to have such fine vocabulary shared with my photography 😊

I highly recommend Robert McFarlane's 'Wild Places'; 'Mountains of the mind' for his reverent of landscapes and eloquence. His book 'Landmarks' too for it's inclusion of wonderful disappearing lexicons about land and weather. Nan Shepherd's 'The Living Mountain' is just the most beautifully written book on the landscape possibly ever.

These four books resonate long after the final pages are turned and are a huge inspiration to my approach to making landscape photographs.
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pauljay

Link Posted 09/12/2015 - 07:41
Timing was, no doubt, of the essence here! I got the word 'zawn' out of it too!
Paul.

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morpheus71

Link Posted 09/12/2015 - 12:38
pauljay wrote:
Timing was, no doubt, of the essence here! I got the word 'zawn' out of it too!

I watched a couple of occasions of the water pouring over the ledge and estimated the wave period, the drainage time and factored in the 2 second timer on the camera then did some maths...

This first and only attempt of capturing the ledge cascade worked out pleasingly 😊

A background in Physics and Maths helped here😊
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Teaka53

Link Posted 10/12/2015 - 20:31
Fabulous capture, love the patterns in the milky water
Malc
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