Wooden groyne walls at Fleetwood in NW Engalnd protecting the beach from erosion by the Irish Sea.
Visually, I've always loved the way that the black lines of these groynes head out into the white and grey sea. On this day the contrast between the hardness of the groynes with the softness and texture of the sky was an extra bonus.
The line of white along the shoreline is the surf breaking - the normal wave action has been blurred by the 2 minute long exposure time that I chose.
These groyne walls are a very common sight on beaches throughout the UK. They are there to stop the wave action from moving the sand up to one end of the beach due to longshore drift: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groyne
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31 mm (35mm equiv.)