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Against All Odds

By derekhansen
The title refers to the fact that I was very lucky to come away with any usable images from this shoot. Arriving about half an hour before Dawn at the Stade in Hastings I met Clive Burrow . We were both optimistic as the Sky looked as if it was clearing but unfortunately as soon as the camera kit came out the rain arrived. After 45 minutes of being rain lashed and wind buffeted we gave up the fight against the rain drops on the filters and retired to a local cafe. Refreshed by a hot brew we decided to have another try. This shot was taken during the re-visit. The conditions hadn't improved but I think we were both determined not to waste the visit.
Derek

Tags: General East sussex Fishing boats Hastings The stade Landscape and travel

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Comments


6 Nov 2012 6:50AM
Very nice!I like the movement capture on the boat and to moody sea lurking behind, work really well! A great sense of depth in the image!
Matt

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Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
6 Nov 2012 7:24AM
Aw love this one Derek! Well done for persevering, wonderful moody sky, makes a great background for RX310! I like the sense of movement captured in those flags too - Fab' work! Smile

Sarah *
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 7:28AM
Nice capture Derek looks like the problem i had on sunday morning. got a couple of usable images myself. the sky in yours looks like you took this on sunday too.
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 7:29AM
I really like the atmosphere created by the blue and grey tones. The movement in the flags shows the windy conditions. A wild image Derek! Glad you got something for your efforts.
Ann
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 7:56AM
love the pov derek brilliant detail wonderful colour and tones a cracker nice one Wink
andy
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
6 Nov 2012 9:02AM
Well worked here Derek, do well in those conditions to get a usable image
Regards Richard
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
6 Nov 2012 9:08AM
Well persevered, Derek. Lovely and moody.

Bill
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
6 Nov 2012 10:16AM
You've certainly captured 'wild & windy', Derek. The movement in the flags makes it for me.

Dave
francisg 11 703 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 10:32AM
Your efforts have certainly paid off in this. It is a great capture.
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 10:46AM
That sky holds a lot of drama as does the choppy sea. There's plenty of FG interest in the boat but the overall comp is nice and uncluttered. The limited palette works very well, enhancing the deceptive simplicity and increasing the impact of the image. Like Dave I like the movement of the flags, to me they look like ethereal flaming brands! Smile
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 12:13PM
Thanks everyone. As a few have stated the flags give the image a real boost.


Quote:Nice capture Derek looks like the problem i had on sunday morning. got a couple of usable images myself. the sky in yours looks like you took this on sunday too.


Yes we were then on Sunday. Clive came better prepared for the weather than me as he had a camera cover and plenty of lens cloths. Lesson learnt, I have now ordered a few more cloths and a couple of camera covers.
6 Nov 2012 12:26PM
Great bad weather image, Derek.
martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 1:03PM
Wild weather has produced a great image here Derek. Definately a reward for not giving in.
Smile
The sea looks angry and the flags are ripping themselves apart in the wind, a great save from a near disastrous day. Ell done to you Derek.

Dougie
6 Nov 2012 1:28PM
It makes for something a bit different with those wind swept things on the end of the poles. Must have been some morning. Great shot.....Sandy
fazzer Plus
6 50 7 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 2:17PM
Great shot,love the menacing sky and the flags
Rgds
Jeremy
6 Nov 2012 2:21PM
Worth the effort ! i love the way the flags seem to be almost transparent. Niec colours...peter
Greyheron Plus
13 280 7 England
6 Nov 2012 4:04PM
Good to see you both came away with something to show from the trip...

Superb in every respect Derek...

Mike
Nicely done Derek, definetly worth getting wet for. That cuppa was a real live saver Wink

Clive
6 Nov 2012 9:03PM
Determination is clearly what was needed. Excellent, brooding image
Alun
bill33 Plus
5 11 1 Scotland
6 Nov 2012 9:36PM
Well worth the effort and re visit Derek, your low viewpoint with the strong wind and threatening sky make for a great image, Very well done, Bill.
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
6 Nov 2012 9:36PM
Super image ..and a reminder for extra cloths for me tooSmile
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:08AM
It looks so windy and cold, it is good you got something to show for your effort.
regards
Yung
wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 10:24AM
Excellent POV and very moody and dramatic, worth going back for Wink
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 7:50AM
Well this certainly reflects the conditions you have described. The movement in the flags and the threatening sky make this stand out as an image .
Helen
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 9:49AM

Quote:Well this certainly reflects the conditions you have described. The movement in the flags and the threatening sky make this stand out as an image .
Helen



The temptation was to 'brighten' this up in PS but that would not been a true reflection of the conditions.
10 Nov 2012 4:36PM
Wow! great capture and combination of shutterspeed and exposure!
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 7:41AM
movement makes it.

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