Birnbeck Island

Simply, this album is  a collection of photographs showing this Weston-super-Mare landmark as it slowly decays away, inch by sorry inch!

Birnbeck Pier the Boxing Day 2016 sunshine
Birnbeck Pier the Boxing Day 2016 sunshine

Taken on boxing day 2016, before lunch – a fabulous day with the sun shining, cold in the wind though as I stood on the shore for this shot; my hands were so cold I couldn’t feel the camera controls. Nikon D80 + Nikkor 50mm

Birnbeck Pier February 2016 in late afternoon sunshine
Birnbeck Pier February 2016 in late afternoon sunshine

Photographed from the path above Birkett Road. Low tide 22nd February 2016. View  of the teashop along the pier to the island. To the bottom right is an alternative way to access the island when the tide is out – do not attempt to use this route; the consequences can be quite dire, on occasion fatal even. Pentax K-5 + HD Pentax DA 40mm Limited

Birnbeck Pier Mid February on a cloudy though brightish day
Birnbeck Pier Mid February on a cloudy though brightish day

From higher ground for this frame of 19th February 2016. Good visibility on this occasion and one can clearly see Flat Holm in the background on the left. Also, clearly visible is the near complete collapse of the joining section to the deep water landing pier that came down in the storms a few weeks back. Pentax K-5 + HD Pentax DA 40mm Limited

Birnbeck Pier January 2016 from he waters edge
Birnbeck Pier January 2016 from he waters edge at high tide

The 6th January 2016 and again the tide is in coming fast I took  this and left. Although the water has settled out a lot of the silt and looks much clearer now – for the Bristol Channel, though that’s relative of course. Pentax K-5 + HD Pentax DA 40mm Limited

Birnbeck Pier early January 2016 nearing high tide.
Birnbeck Pier early January 2016 nearing high tide.

Taken 4th January 2016, very wet cold day with the tide coming in, so not a lot of time to stay down on the shoreline. Notice that a prolonged storm we’d been having has made the water silt laden and a muddy colour.  Pentax K-5 + Pentax DA 35mm

Birnbeck Pier beginning of January 2016. A bitterly cold day
Birnbeck Pier beginning of January 2016. A bitterly cold day though with sunshine

Taken 3rd January 2016. A bitterly cold day – well for the UK anyway, not that cold then really – the sun though shone it was near perfect. Pentax K-5 + Pentax DA 35mm

Birnbeck Pier late December 2015 and the  sea was choppy.
Birnbeck Pier late December 2015 and the sea was choppy.

Taken on 31st December 2015, sea was choppy and it was very windy – definitely a little more like winter. Pentax K-5 + Pentax DA 35mm

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  1. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder Reply

    Wonderful captures… 🙂

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