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Dobby and Robin Hood

Posted by
Anthony Morgan Lambert (Bielefeld, Germany) on 14 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Dobby the elf died here and Robin Hood defeated an invading French army on this very beach.
This is Freshwater west beach in West Wales and was used as a film location for 2 Hollywood Blockbuster films last year."Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows" and "Robin Hood"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VolvRP2Zffw&feature=related

SAMSUNG ES25, ES27 / VLUU ES25, ES27 / SL4 1/750 second F/3.5 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

A few shots this week that are a bit abstract or different.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

2 Mar 2011 5:11pm

Alun from cheshire,, United Kingdom

It was amazing how they changed the look of the beach from the start of the film to the end, great beach

14 Mar 2011 6:21am

@Alun: One beach and they used it for about 3 or 4 different locations,clever Hollywood people !!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I didn't see the films, but this beach looks good to me !
Nice shot. :-)

14 Mar 2011 6:29am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Not that you want to know this, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. I have two Eastern European cleaning ladies that "do" once a week. One of them is called "Dobbi". I really have to stop myself from calling her "Dobbi the House Elf" when I talk to her buddy!
Lovely shot, and I can see why it would make a perfect backdrop for historic films

14 Mar 2011 6:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Robin Hood, yes of course he did and that was just before breakfast :) Nice delicate tones/colours

14 Mar 2011 9:44am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I guess this is where shell cottage was located then - cool shot!

14 Mar 2011 12:59pm

@Jason Politte: That´s it,up in the dunes !!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I know they probably weren't in the films, but where are the amusement arcades, the ice cream kiosks, and the candy floss stalls?

14 Mar 2011 2:00pm

@Curly: That´s the thing about "Fresh west" it´s so isolated there are no buildings around to spoil the view.It´s a surfers beach and the rip tides and strong currents keep most of the tourists away !!

Franz from Baden, Austria

thanks for showing this! it'll be a must-stop-and-see site on my tour of wales this summer! great location, great shot!

14 Mar 2011 6:28pm

@Franz: Don´t miss it (and all the other wonderful beaches in Pembrokeshire)

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

And to think I can be there in 20 minutes,who's a lucky boy then. ;>))

14 Mar 2011 7:56pm

@Jeff: you definately are !! Roll on August !!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I wonder what the criteria is for a 'blockbuster' beach...maybe it's that there is ale, chips, candy floss and amusement arcades nearby to entertain the Hollywood stars?

14 Mar 2011 7:57pm

@Ted: Just the opposite !! Freshwater west is very isolated and has no buildings or phone wires to spoil the view and it´s also a fantastic beach !!

SAMSUNG ES25, ES27 / VLUU ES25, ES27 / SL4
1/750 second
F/3.5
ISO 100
27 mm (35mm equiv.)