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I've tried to get this shot a few times now and it never quite all comes together. This location is about 10 minutes drive from where I live and the groynes only get covered on big tides so catching a large high tide at sunrise on a day when I can get there doesn't happen often. Tides were over 8 metres at the weekend though and high tide coincided with sunrise so I set the alarm and ventured out at 4am. I managed to capture the tide and colour but no real drama in the sky, oh well I suppose two out of three ainít bad?

Thanks for taking a look.

Darren.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10 - 20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:2 out of 3 ain't bad...
Username:dathersmith dathersmith
Uploaded:1 Jul 2009 - 1:54 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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SugarMouse
1 Jul 2009 - 1:57 PM

4.00 am ! that's dedication and you've got a great shot here to show for it.

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wardo221
wardo221  5 England
1 Jul 2009 - 2:01 PM

gorgeous shot. there's something satisfying about getting a shot like that so early in the morning.

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susanbarton
1 Jul 2009 - 2:03 PM

You are soooo dedicated 4 am !! Well it was worth it the sky is beautiful and superb lighting on the foreground beach, what can I sa ...Stunning.

Susan

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 2:08 PM

This is exceptionally good, Darren!!
Your use of the light is just exquisite as is your colour control, composition and cropping. Just perfect.
A joy to behold large!

Cheers
Bill

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Charlesmoss
1 Jul 2009 - 2:08 PM

Stunning image love how you have used the post to cut the galre of the morning sun.
Regards Charles

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dathersmith
1 Jul 2009 - 2:12 PM

Thanks for the comments folks and cheers for the award Bill it means a lot.

Oh, and I forgot to say this was the second morning I was here as the day before the sun never broke through the cloud at all! The wife thinks I'm mad and she may have a point Wink

Darren.

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QuinnyA
QuinnyA  5 Australia59 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 2:16 PM

Really nice image - You always see great images from various location and wonder how they did it - truth is they live there they know the right time and the right conditions and are prepared to go shoot it.

Being a tourist is nice, but getting the magic shot is a local thing.

Cheers
Andy

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BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 2:21 PM

You are most welcome, Darren!

[quote]The wife thinks I'm mad and she may have a point [quote]

So does mine. I ignore her ....... sometimes Smile

Bill

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 - 2:34 PM

Lovely shot, like the suns rays just creeping through
john

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jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 2:38 PM

Cracking shot Darren, love the detail and crisp clarity.


jk

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Dead_habits
1 Jul 2009 - 2:43 PM

Lovely capture! Nicely composed & exposed.
Shailesh

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paulcr
paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 2:45 PM

Love the treatment. The light/exposure is bang on. Comp excellent. Paul

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 844 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 2:45 PM

Lovely composition , colours and again proves those early starts to be well worth the dedication....Phil

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 2:49 PM

I love this such a pretty shot and a great location - very nice

Linda

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
1 Jul 2009 - 2:55 PM

magnificent shot !

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 3:06 PM

I think that you have done very well, its a really good image.


David.

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User_Removed
1 Jul 2009 - 3:22 PM

absolute quality mate, superb

rgds
Dave

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 3:29 PM

Superb Darren well worth all the effort

Brian.............................

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 3:40 PM

wonderful capture well worth the early start nice one
andy

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 3:48 PM

Like your POV and the tones in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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fotosphere
1 Jul 2009 - 4:10 PM

Awesome shot, beautifully captured

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colin63
colin63  6 England
1 Jul 2009 - 4:56 PM

2 out of 3 is excellant this is a great shot Darren

Colin

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LesF
LesF  8177 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 4:58 PM

Do like this a lot Darren, that light cominh through the groynes is superb, on my shortlist this one.

LesF

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dathersmith
1 Jul 2009 - 5:12 PM

Wow, thanks everyone this has gone down far better than I expected. I think my problem is that I've thought about this shot for so long and tried and failed a few times I'll always think there is a better shot to be had. I'm happy with this but I guess I'll still keep watching the weather and the tide tables Wink

Cheers.

Darren.

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Simon_Palmer
1 Jul 2009 - 5:16 PM

Very nice indeed. A lovely shot that one can just look at for an age and enjoy.

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dathersmith
1 Jul 2009 - 5:22 PM

Cheers Simon, appreciated.

Darren.

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shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 5:40 PM

Beautiful beautiful congrats on an amazing image well worth the early rise SUPERB
Alexa

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newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 - 6:23 PM

Very nice mate Smile Superbly composed,,
ian

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73919 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 8:17 PM

This is rather nice Darren

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12353 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 8:41 PM

Two out of three is more than good enough Darren, this is very good indeed. Even the sky works for me, better than a cloudless one Wink

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silburkp  10 England
1 Jul 2009 - 8:48 PM

Fabulous composition, colour & detail.

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chazcherry
2 Jul 2009 - 12:55 AM

A real stunner.
Chaz.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 4:21 AM

Worth the effort Darren.
Tom.

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 11:20 AM

4am? You deserve a vote just for just up at that time! Certainly well worth the effort, Darren, an excellent capture, especially large.
TrevB Smile

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 2:12 PM

stunning capture, fantastic lighting and tones
regards
Yung

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 3:18 PM

All been said Darren - tis gorgeous Smile

Sarah *

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
3 Jul 2009 - 5:54 PM

Superbly composed, exposed and managed image Darren, amazing work

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49er  8564 forum posts
3 Jul 2009 - 9:01 PM

a Real beauty

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Alan_Coles
16 Aug 2009 - 3:10 PM

I would be hanging this on my wall if it was mine...fabulous shot.

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