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Coal Dust

By michaelcombe  
I've been spending a fair bit of time up at St. Mary's Lighthouse over the last year and understandably it's different every time I'm there, whether it be the weather conditions, time of day or the placement of the tide.

This was taken around 10am with an incoming tide. I opted for a long exposure (a whacking 90 seconds) as there wasn't much happening in the sky.

Composition wise I wanted to capture some of the black coal dust that mixes itself in with the sand along most of the north east coastline.

In post production I wanted to really mute the colours so I desaturated the image to about 10% then dropped the temperature a bit in Lightroom giving this slight blueuish tinge whilst still keeping the whiteness of the lighthouse.

No doubt I'll be back there again soon and who knows what I'll conjure up next time!

p.s. - just realised my EPZ membership has expired - large will have to miss out on this one Sad

Tags: Water Waves Night Sea Coast Island Whitley bay Landscape and travel St marys lighthouse Tyne and wear

Voters: JdeNLucas, AnthonyH, john short and 22 more

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john short 14 25 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 8:45PM
Very Impressive, like this a lot

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2 Jan 2011 9:01PM
Excellent Captur well dune
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 9:03PM
brilliant comp and detail a cracker nice one Wink
3 Jan 2011 8:09AM
The texture in the foreground tops it off. Pay your dues .... large would have been better !!

andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 12:31PM
A beautiful, well restrained capture.

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
3 Jan 2011 12:41PM
cracking fg colour and like what youve done with the colour. hurry and sort your E2 out so we can enjoy large Smile lesley
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
3 Jan 2011 4:52PM
cracking landscape image
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 8:11PM
I am quite stunned at the lack of votes this has got Michael. its superb
The composition, clarity, light and subdued tones are first class.

michaelcombe 8 46 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 9:30PM
Thanks all, v. much appreciated (Derek - sent you a pm)

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