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    Posted: 02 April 2024 at 22:48
Supplementing images depicting the Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey) this thread shows some of the coastal fortifications which have been built under Nazi occupation by POWs during WWII - part of the "Atlantic Wall". The coasts of these islands had already been fortified in earlier times; sometimes older and newer fortifications have been blended - like Fort Hommet on Guernsey - a Martello tower with some Nazi bunkers added in WWII.

#1 Fort Hommet, Guernsey



#2 L'Ancresse Loophole tower, Guernsey - dating back to the Revolutionary War that ended with the independence of the U.S.



#3 Observation tower MP3 Pleinmont, Guernsey



#4 Bunker (located between MP3 and MP4), Guernsey



#5 Coastal artillery battery (Batterie Generaloberst Dollmann) - located near the bunker in #4



#6 On-site information



#7 Observation tower MP4 L'Angle, Guernsey



#8 Observation tower MP4 L'Angle - detail, Guernsey



#9 Observation tower MP4 L'Angle, Guernsey




#10 Observation tower M5 Prevote, Guernsey



#11 Observation tower M5 Prevote - detail, Guernsey



#12 Observation tower Les Landes, St. Ouen, Jersey


#1, #5, #6, #9, #10, #12: Sony ILCE-7RM2 with Sigma Art 24-105mm F/4.0 for SA-mount and MC-11 adapter, all other images: Sony ILCE-5100 IR-converted with Sony CZ 16-35mm F/4.0 OSS except #2 Sony E 16-50mm F4.5-5.6 PZ OSS

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Edited by waldo_posth - 04 April 2024 at 10:57
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Really, really nice. Love the black and white especially like in #4, #7 and #10.
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B/W is a perfect choice for this set. The darker skies are a perfect backdrop of the bunkers
I wonder why there were so many floors and lookouts in some of them (e.g. #12).
I love the different shooting angles of #7, 8 and 9
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Agree B&W IR is the perfect tool for the job, your two camera kit is a winner! Agree with addy 4 and 7 are striking.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2024 at 15:19
Nice set of shots, B&W works well, especially the IR.
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Good decision to use B&W IR, brings out the graphic starkness of these constructions. Nice set.
 



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Wow, great graphical set with #4 and #9 as my picks of the set. Stunning!
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