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Well what can I say. The lad who assaulted my son is being dealt with by the Police. His Mother and Father have gone absolutely mad and could not believe he did it. They were horrified when they saw the photos I had taken of the bruises on my sons face. The Police showed them. He has now got to apologise to my son in front of the whole school for his cowardly attack, he is also suspended for 2 weeks and is getting a few hours of community service and a caution. Although this was a brutal attack, the Police and school have been as hard as they can. I have to be satisfied with that. It is the first time this boy has been in trouble, hopefully this experience has scared him enough not to do it again, we live in hope.
Sam however is doing very well, although sore and bruised, he is looking forward to his public apology and getting back to school.


Now that's done, todays upload awaits.

This image caused me all sorts of problems, right where I wanted to be the sand was so soft that I kept sinking, along with my tripod. Not very good if you are using a longish shutter speed. I would get it all level, take the shot, have a look at the result, all blurred. Everytime I took the shot the tripod sank by about half an inch. While all these failures are going on, time is ticking by and the best of the sunrise was disappearing. Eventually the tripod settled and stayed where it was. Just taking the first shot after getting the tripod sorted and three dogs came running up from nowhere, all sniffing the legs of the tripod, I had to shoo them away before you know what was going to happen. I then checked and they had shifted the tripod. Aaaaargghhh. Anyway I finally got three shots off before the cloud enveloped the sun. Then rain, big fat rain, the kind that one drop drenches you. I must have looked like the Bionic Man putting the camera away, I think my hands must have been a blur. After that I took a brisk walk off the beach, looking like a drowned rat, up the fifty or so steps back to the car. I don't mind saying it, I was shattered, I needed to sit for 15 minutes before going anywhere. Not at the height of fitness these days. I needed a cup of tea. You know what I'm going to say next. Yes, thank goodness for the flask of tea. Instant energy builder. Well it is in my case.

Thanks for looking and for any comments and clicks.

Nikon D40
18-55mm, Polariser
F 22
ISO 200
Shutter 2 Seconds
Dedicated Flash, Handheld

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Title:Horizon Of Fire
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Uploaded:23 Jan 2008 - 8:53 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Morning, Seaham beach, Sunrise
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Valerie1
Valerie1 e2 Member 664 forum postsValerie1 vcard Northern Ireland
23 Jan 2008 - 8:56 PM

Very dramatic sky. Nice detail in the foreground.
Valerie

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
23 Jan 2008 - 9:00 PM

Drama all the way for you at the moment Andy.First its Sam (Glad he's coming on OK ) and now todays picture.Great stuff.
Cheers
Alan

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 9:03 PM

Great image, the sky is superb, well done Andy.
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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 9:06 PM

This is lovely - one of your best - I can't believe that the police have been involved and the lad brought to task - this has restored my faith in justice - Jude.

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piccy  8 Wales
23 Jan 2008 - 9:07 PM

Glad you've had a good outcome - terrific picture.
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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
23 Jan 2008 - 9:07 PM

Wow what a powerful image, so glad Sam is on the up.

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csr  7 England
23 Jan 2008 - 9:09 PM

Cracking image go large
Chris

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 - 9:09 PM

Colours are amazing, well done

Graeme

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 - 9:17 PM

This is a great shot, lovely colours and composition. Glad you got a good result with the police and school, and I hope Sams feeling a bit better after it all now.
Regards Cheesey.

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Sweep
Sweep  843 forum posts England
23 Jan 2008 - 9:30 PM

One fantastic capture, and a good result for you're Son.
Barry

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 9:33 PM

A magical sky Andy..the colours are sublime, a great composition.
Di

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 9:40 PM

A stunning image, what a spectacular sky, such amazing firey colours

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User_Removed
23 Jan 2008 - 9:53 PM

Excellent image, great colours
Mark

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Delbon
Delbon  6 England
23 Jan 2008 - 9:56 PM

Lovely image - spectacular sky - cracker
regards
Del

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 9:59 PM

Exceeptional sunrise.Great colours and still keeping the detail in the f/g.

keith

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7431 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1018 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 10:07 PM

Love the story - tripod and tog gradually sinking during a long exposure. It's a gem of a shot, and worth the effort.
Good news about your son, the school actually sems to have taken the matter seriously. Everything improves from here.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 10:23 PM

Whatever the tricks played by your tripod you have come up with a really fine image here, Andy, there is a veritable explosion of colour on the horizon and plenty of detail at the front. A shot to be proud of.

Glad to hear about Sam; his assailant now has a record that he may live to regret.
Best wishes to Sam - and to your good self, of course!
Bill

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 - 10:24 PM

A great image Andy, beautiful colours.
I am pleased Sam is doing well.

Trish x

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sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 10:29 PM

Despite the trouble of your sinking sand...its a terrific shot.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jan 2008 - 10:34 PM

Superb sunrise Andy, excellent foreground detail, like this a lot,
Fred.

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 10:36 PM

Great sky

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phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 10:58 PM

Wonderful sunrise, and super detail in the foreground.

Phil

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
23 Jan 2008 - 11:11 PM

Firstly let me say how sorry I was to read about your son, I do hope he is recovering from this terrible attack.
Super seascape and a great sky. Sorry for the lack of comments on your previous uploads, but as usual I am playing catch-up.
Regards Dot.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2008 - 1:19 AM

You and me-- I had to call Nikon today--asked them what to do, the batteries keep dying-- LOL after a few questions WE determine that it was way too cold out there for me or the batteries--- DUH! I am still cold and never thought to bring a hot drink along---

But YOU got a gorgeous image!

Well done!

Jennnnn

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6608 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2008 - 2:49 AM

Despite all the trouble with the tripod - you ended up with a fabulous shot - that is an enviable sky to have captured! Next time, bring some bits of wood to put under the tripod feet Smile
Glad to hear Sam will be getting a public apology - that will help him immensely. Forward from here!
Anne

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dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
24 Jan 2008 - 3:19 AM

WOW amazing shot

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 - 4:56 AM

hey andy well worth the effort this is a beauty stunning sky beautifully captured,
im glad of the outcome..
ps ive viewed this large on my new 22 inch monitor and it looks amazing,,,trust me,,,lol..
ian

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Jan 2008 - 6:55 AM

A great sky captured

Peter

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GalleryGirl
24 Jan 2008 - 7:10 AM

Well at least that's something - humiliation - hopefully! Glad Sam's doing ok.
As for the shot - it's gorgeous. Lovely colours in that beautiful sky. Have another cuppa on me!
Marilyn x

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KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84277 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2008 - 7:16 AM

This is gorgeous!! I love the colours and that storm passing overhead has provided some amazing cloud formations. Brilliant.

It's good to hear your son is feeling better, and the police have taken the incident seriously!

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ChristineL
24 Jan 2008 - 7:46 AM

after all that you got a beautiful sunrise and a nice cup of tea Smile
So glad to hear something is being done about the incident with your son,
Chris.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2008 - 8:34 AM

Yes,at least something is being done here Andy.It was too late for my daughters pal.
Cracking image here.Terrific colours and what a sky!!
Mick.

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glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2008 - 9:07 AM

Great sky Andy. Like the way the light is reflected on the rocks.

Robert

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nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
24 Jan 2008 - 9:28 AM

Wonderful capture, great shot, beautiful colours.

Nicky

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2008 - 10:16 AM

Spectacular! Great colours and foreground.
Glad the situation with your son is dealt with in a reasonably decent way.
Rende

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franken e2 Member 123124 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2008 - 12:01 PM

Very dramatic.

Ken

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turtlec  6 Northern Ireland
24 Jan 2008 - 3:49 PM

Very dramitic and imposing, I can imagin it looking really well if printed at about A3 on metallic paper

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Mikelane  7 Wales
24 Jan 2008 - 5:48 PM

Love everything about this image ,but the sky is stunning well capt.
Mike

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Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
24 Jan 2008 - 6:21 PM

Great sky
Marc

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SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2008 - 7:24 PM

Excellent shot great composition
Steve

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rmr  7 Wales
24 Jan 2008 - 7:34 PM

cracking colours andy superb foreground detail
well done
mark

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RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
24 Jan 2008 - 8:35 PM

Wow... and wow again!



Rodd

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MandsH  7 England
24 Jan 2008 - 11:37 PM

Glad to hear the update on your son - let's hope this boy had learned his lesson. This is a superb shot, such wonderful colours
mandy

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Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2008 - 7:04 PM

Outstanding sky, a dramatic picture.
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Nettles  7 England
25 Jan 2008 - 10:35 PM

Fantastic rich colours and an absolutely stunning image.
Glad your son is getting over the attack well.
Annette

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chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jan 2008 - 4:48 AM

what stunning colours, excellent work
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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2008 - 10:01 AM

Wow!!
Amazing colours!!
Helen

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norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2008 - 7:55 PM

Wow! thats some moody sunset you've captured Andy...Brilliant scene,great colour..........

Tony.

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26 Jan 2008 - 8:59 PM

Glad the police got involved and the lad is being punished. The caution and a few hours community service don't seem much of a punishment really but I bet the public apology works well.
A glorious shot. What a sky!
Sandra

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