Sunday photoblogging: blast from the past, Severn Beach

by Chris Bertram on January 14, 2024

I’ve been taking photography seriously for 17 years now. And every year I assemble a 6 x 6 “poster” of my best photos from each year. So that makes 612 photos on those poster. Here’s one of the very first, from January 2007, and taken with a 1 megapixel Fuji point-and-shoot.

Coastal wall at Severn Beach



Alan White 01.15.24 at 6:20 am

A classic shot showing your grasp of the force of perspective.


Dr. Hilarius 01.15.24 at 7:01 am

Looks great. (My first digital camera was a 5 megapixel Canon point-and-shoot. Gathering dust in a closet along with multiple generations of film cameras.) You have a great eye for line and form.


SC 01.15.24 at 9:05 pm

Lovely image. It look me a minute to resolve the scale. At a glance, I thought the chimneys were part of the railings.

Is that a retired dry dock? Sorta looks like one (a huge one) and a quick Google suggests that there were (maybe are?) dry docks on the River Severn in that area.


Chris Bertram 01.15.24 at 9:42 pm

British readers might be interested to know that this exact view appears in the final sequence of the Channel 4 drama Truelove, with Clarke Peters and Lindsey Duncan. I did not know this when I posted the image yesterday! I’ve just watched it. Recommended btw.

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