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Warning of the presence of a dangerous sandbank the clang of the bell in the buoy off Nash Point provides a slightly eery accompaniment to the crashing waves.
Alun

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/19.0
Shutter Speed:0.3sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:For Whom The Bell Tolls
Username:Tynnwrlluniau Tynnwrlluniau
Uploaded:7 Oct 2012 - 2:01 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Nash point
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SteveH1978
7 Oct 2012 - 2:05 PM

Absolutely stunning shot, cracking colours and beautifully presented.

Steve

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 543 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 2:25 PM

great dramatic sceneSmile

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 2:26 PM

Nice to see a sea that's not all milky and retains drama to match the sky. It's pretty spectacular!

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PhillipMinnis

Oh Alun, this is just a breathtaking shot! The colours, the moodiness, the light.....it's just amazing! You do these so well!


Cheers

Phil

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51215 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 2:34 PM

The sentiment in the title matches the apocalyptical scene. Beautifully done, Alun.

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 2:38 PM

Love the texture in the sea Alun - not too smooth and not too rough. Excellent light and an eery story too!
Ann

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 2:50 PM

Wonderfully atmospheric image Alan.
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 2:53 PM

So very beautiful! Superb work.......Sandy

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 548 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 3:15 PM

Thanks. Nash Point can be a dangerous place as this link explains: Nash Point although the pertinent info for this image is as follows from the same link:

Quote: In March 1831 the Frolic with Captain Edward Jenkins in command was returning to Bristol from Haverfordwest.

She was making her way round Nash Point when she struck hard into a sandbank. There were no survivors.

The exact number of people onboard were never ascertained but was thought to be about 55.

There were at least 40 passengers including high ranking Officers and one Gerneral as well as some important Pembrokeshire merchants. The public outcry which followed the disaster prompted the planning and building of two lighthouses on Nash Point.

Alun

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 3:22 PM

WOW! and some alun a stunner mate Wink
andy

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geffers7 Plus Member 437 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 3:30 PM

Really like the motion in the sea Alun - really good shot.
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7 Oct 2012 - 4:04 PM


Quote: Absolutely stunning shot, cracking colours and beautifully presented.

Steve

Second that!

Ken

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 Plus Member 728 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 4:10 PM

Amazing Alun.
regards
Yung

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Niknut Plus Member 4845 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 4:20 PM

Beautiful !!!!!.....love the 'sunbeams' in that gorgeous sky !!!!

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wolfy
wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 - 4:30 PM

Excellent seascape Alun! lovely colours and comp Smile

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7 Oct 2012 - 4:44 PM

Oh wow Alun! Super comp and wonderful light

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 5:10 PM

A powerful title for a powerful image Alun, lets hope the bell doesn't toll for thee, just yet a while my friend.

Dougie

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 548 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 5:14 PM

Thanks a lot my friends. Cheers Dougie. That would be unduly ironic (shiver runs down spine) Tongue
Big thanks to Yung for his coveted UA - really chuffed.
Alun

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tonyheps
tonyheps  121 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 7:44 PM

Wonderful image

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7 Oct 2012 - 9:17 PM

Fine bit of seascapery there Alun. Lovely water movement and a cracking sky.

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paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:43 PM

Simply stunning.
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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 548 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 10:10 PM

Thanks again and to Charlotte for the GEA. V. much appreciated Smile
Alun

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ABstudio  8 Poland
7 Oct 2012 - 10:17 PM

Beautifully composed and exposed

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG  6106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 3:19 PM

Gobsmacking! Nothing less that we have become accustomed to from you Alun.

Andy

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8 Oct 2012 - 3:50 PM

Excellent capture Alun.
Regards Richard.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 548 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 6:54 PM

Thanks to ABstudio (Andy), Andy and Richard. Cheers, guys.
Alun

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