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By BillyGoatGruff  
Frame 014.
Twenty minutes after yesterday's.

The sun had found a brief break in the cloud deck of the passing squall and started to ignite the whole bay.
Amazing how the light changed in such a short time. This has had pretty much the same processing as yesterday's and the preceding image.

I did try a few shots down by the abutment wall but the incessant spray and wind down there made them completely unusable, despite ferocious filter wiping.

Fortunately I didn't have to contend with passing curtains of rain as they remained seaward and passed me by, luckily.
Not so the waves, though...managed to get clobbered by a couple of freakishly enthusiastic little battering rams.

As always, thanks for dropping by. Smile
Off out shortly, so will catch up when possible.



Tags: Rain Sunlight Waves Sea Showers Clevedon pier Squall Landscape and travel

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25 Apr 2012 5:39PM
a really forboding sky and a well captured shot Bill

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 5:39PM
Didn't see the previous images but I love this one.
25 Apr 2012 5:45PM
Really excellent shot, love it Steve
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 5:55PM
Spectacular light Bill.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
25 Apr 2012 6:00PM
A powerful image Bill.

pdove 8 22 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:00PM
Bags of atmosphere
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:24PM
Cracking image very atmospheric
25 Apr 2012 6:33PM
Wonderful composition and great lighting
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:43PM
Most appealling Bill.
25 Apr 2012 6:44PM
What a dramatic scene.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 7:09PM
What a way to show off these amazing images Bill and the sunlight
getting into this one perfectly, a golden ray in reward for all those waves catching you unaware'sWink
very dramatic and a sensational shot
25 Apr 2012 7:17PM
Love the look and feel of this one, Bill. Great image and pp.
Steve-T 11 56 66 England
25 Apr 2012 7:24PM
Very dramatic. Steve
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
25 Apr 2012 7:34PM
Think you deserve a medal for staying there so long Grin. Well worth it, though, and this is so different from the previous uploads. The colour gradient from bright orange to inky blue is excellent.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 8:24PM
Powerful shot Bill. The 'explosion' of light is perfectly balanced by the wave bursting through the image.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
25 Apr 2012 8:31PM
Clevedon Pier at it's best.....Good image.

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
25 Apr 2012 9:27PM
an amazing scene, beautiful light.
sneazy 13 74 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 12:01AM
26 Apr 2012 12:53AM
Exp..DoF..presentation spot on Bill........John
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Apr 2012 1:00PM
Certainly stands out with that warm light and tones Bill, well worth the wetting and filter wiping
Regards Richard
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
26 Apr 2012 1:57PM
Many thanks all!

Another frame this evening, I think.
But the best is yet to come, I feel Wink
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Apr 2012 8:54PM
Fabulous light, with a great moody sky too Bill - composition works well too although the colour could possibly be a little too hot for my tastes [literally a percentage or two - very slight].

BUT [you knew it was coming, didn't you? Wink] ... as you know I'm a fan of trying capturing movement in shots, particularly with water and this feels a little too frozen for my own personal tastes matey. You haven't shown what shutter speed you've used, but for me it needs to be at the very least double what you have here just to add a little more movement into that breaking wave - I find the sharpness of it competing with the pier.

As I mention, personal choice and a fair few will probably disagree with me ... probably even you too, but I know you're always happy to have honest feedback at all times mate!!!

Incidentally, a big stopper on this one would have worked a treat by softening out all that water and cloud and making the pier pop.

Gets a vote for the light and conditions - but not shortlisted for the frozen water!!!

As I say, just my twopennethworth Smile

BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
26 Apr 2012 9:43PM
Yep, I did know that was coming, Paul. Smile
Honest feedback is always welcome! Thanks mate Smile
I can accept that the colour may be too strong for you. It's a personal taste thing, I guess.
Interestingly, all the shots from this shoot had exactly the same colour treatment, which was minimal compared to some of my wilder offerings.

I completely agree that more water movement would have been desirable and I think that had I had more time I would have probably slapped a polariser on to slow things down a bit more, or even the six stop nd.
Unfortunately from a photographic point of view, Bee was freezing her nuts off in the car and getting very hungry!
As I mentioned on the first from this shoot, it was a completely unplanned visit and the spray really was horrendous - no sooner would I wipe the filter clean, then it would be covered again. Very difficult really, and thre was no way I could have even comtemplated trying the big stopper, especially as things were changing so fast. Would've resulted in a smudgy mess. It did cross my mind, though.
I'm not convinced that cloud movement would have been best for these shots as it was the sky that really leapt out at me when I got there and it's the sky that makes the images for me. Of course with more time I would have had the luxury of experimenting, but the conditions and circumstances didn't really permit that, so I had to make some swift decisions of the fly.
I'd be curious to see what you make of the last in the series as I think it addresses a great many of the points you've raised and is my personal favourite from the whole shoot. If you can arsed to have a look, of course Wink

TBH, I'm pretty pleased to have come away with so many shots at all given how wet it was!

Your twopennethworth is alwasy welcome. Smile

I hope your comment goes green - I've marked as such. It's great feedback and it's very valuable to have it.

Cheers - I'm off to see what else you've slagged off Wink
1881 6 India
19 May 2012 7:55PM
NICE DFO indeed.

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