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OLD HARRY ROCKS

I’m not sure when I took this picture, we have been to Swanage, where this was taken from, several times, including our honeymoon in 1971. The Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. They can also be seen very well from the other side of the headland in Studland Bay.  The following was in our local weekly newspaper on Friday:

 

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From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 1/14

OLD HARRY ROCKS

I’m not sure when I took this picture, we have been to Swanage, where this was taken from, several times, including our honeymoon in 1971. The Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. They can also be seen very well from the other side of the headland in Studland Bay.  The following was in our local weekly newspaper on Friday:

 

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comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 24 Feb 2014, 01:50
You are quite famous, then, Brian...are you a "stack" or a "stump"?
Brian Walbey: More of a lump these days Ray. I often get mentions in the paper when I do a presentation locally but this one was a bit "gushing" I thought.
Congratulations on your fame this week Brian...

there is an image that is very similar to this on Cape Breton Island with two large stones just off of a crescent beach like this...
the rocks are called The Old Man and The Old Woman....petersmile
Brian Walbey: After the awful storms we've had over the past few weeks I'm surprised these are still standing, they were directly in the line of fire, so to speak.
great shot here Brian and congratulations on being featured. thanks to SC, i have enjoyed so many of your excellent posts.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ayush.
This is such a beautiful image, Brian! I love it! And congrats on your fame!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:03
A fine looking scene there down in Dorset. The photo evening seems as if it was a great success
Brian Walbey: I hope the storms didn't damage these rocks. I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:08
Well done Brian you are a star
Brian Walbey: Not quite vintage but I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:36
Congratulations on both accounts, Brian. You can be very proud of your renown!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie. I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:39
Great shot and I love the sea when it is a little rough weather.
Congratulations with the successful evening, it even reached the papers smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, we really like Swanage, sadly it is too far from us for a day at the seaside.
You are very much the local celeb Brian...well done
Brian Walbey: Not really Bill, I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 08:24
Ha! Good memories for me Brian.

There is a mountain in Snowdonia called Tryfan and very close to the summit are two rectangular chunks of rock( called ADAM and EVE) standing about six feet apart. People clamber onto one and then take a very large step to the other. The negative side is that if you lose your balance there is a fall of two or three hundred feet beckoning.
Brian Walbey: We love Swanage and would go there a lot more if it wasn't such a distance from Shepshed. Those rocks you write about look quite spectacular on Google.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2014, 08:38
Glad to hear your presentation went well - hopefully a few converts to photography.

The breaking wave in the foreground makes the image.
Brian Walbey: Yes the wave holds it all in quite nicely. I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
Congratulations on the nice write-up, Brian. I am wondering what your 'different and unusual form' for showing shots was in the article
Brian Walbey: I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are. My presentations consist of some of my audio/visual sequences shown on the camera club projector, with appropriate introductions from me, you will find a selection of them here http://www.youtube.com/user/brianaw111
Congratulations on the successful event Brian! This is a beautiful shot; I love Swanage and that area of the country smile
Brian Walbey: We like Swanage but it is too far for a day out for us, no doubt we will return at some time though. I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2014, 12:32
They appreciated your talent that has been demonstrated through the years as evidenced by these slides.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, that's a nice thing for you to say.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2014, 12:37
It is an unusual sight of Old Harry and his family. I went once along the coast and was very impressed with these rocks.
My gratulations to this wonderful article about the photographer Brian Walbey, I think I know him a bit!
Brian Walbey: Yes we love it at Swanage where I took this picture of these rocks. I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2014, 12:41
"The small stack next to old Harry is often referred to as Old Harry’s Wife. Old Harry’s original wife fell into the sea in 1896 but erosion has since formed a new small stack which has become known as Old Harry’s Wife. The outcrop of land next to Old Harry is known as No Man’s Land. The name Old Harry is believed to refer to the devil who legend says once had a sleep on the rocks."
Brian Walbey: Thanks for this Philine, I knew the bit about Old Harry's Wife but not the rest of it.
Fanstatic view Brian! love the caption too!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
Well done, Brian - spread the word!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom,I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
Very nice the way the Old Harry Rocks have caught the light, Brian. Wonderful image! It seems your photo presentation was really appreciated and a more interesting and lively affair than what they usually experience.
Brian Walbey: yes the light must have been just right that day, it is so long ago I can't remember. I wouldn't mind joining our local history society but they meet once a month on the same night as my camera club, no contest is it!
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 17:33
Well done on both counts, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
A great photo ...looks rather choppie brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Shane, usually, in summer at least, the sea is quite calm in Swanage.
Nice shot,and didn't you do well, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank, I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.
Nice to share your moment of fame Brian, congratulations!
Wonderful image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. I do quite a lot of presentations at local groups but this report was slightly more "gushing" than they usually are.

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