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By Imagephotographics
Morning everyone !

Many thanks for your comments & clicks on yesterday's SEA RAGE, I noticed on the forum that some were having some problems seeing this image, because of an adult rating coming up on it, must be to do with teething problems with this new version. So thought I'd try another image to see if this is showing ok !

Took this shot yesterday, went back to Southerndown as there was a high tide. This is one of our favorite beaches, but every time we have been there, we have never walked over the rocks to the right hand side, which takes you around to a lovely little cove. Well, we made the effort yesterday, climbed over all the rocks and got there, we didn't realise how much the tide had come in whilst we were concentrating on taking shots, and found ourselves in a really difficult position on how to get back. I must admit, I was really frightened. Had to climb higher up the rock face to avoid the sea and waves, and then try to find another place that we could manage to climb down (Not easy with camera's & equipment). Certainly taught us a lesson !

Anyway - hope you like it and it was worth the effort !


Tags: Sunset Rocks General Sea Coast Southerndown Landscape and travel Wales beach

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Boyd 15 11.2k 11 Wales
20 Jan 2011 11:51AM
If you find yourself in such a situation again have a look for the zig-zag path up the side of the cliff that'll lead you up to the path that runs by the side of the walled gardens at the top - it's further to the right of the view in your photograph.

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RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
20 Jan 2011 11:53AM
God morning, Chris.
Another beautifully composed coastal scene, with good strong f.g interest and detail, and with the breaking waves nicely captured.
20 Jan 2011 11:58AM
Thanks Boyd, will look out for that next time we are there !

Alvar 12 23 2 France
20 Jan 2011 12:12PM
Great composition Chris Well done
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 12:14PM
Amazing yet again! Such a stunning shot as it comes onto the screen Large! One of the reasons I like what EPZ is doing is to show shots like this!
morpheus1955 12 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 12:37PM
Beautiful seascape Chris, definitely well worth the the climb to get back.

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 12:44PM
this new format really works with this belter
talk about in yoiur face !!!!
ianrobinson 9 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 12:52PM
a really great image well taken.
Is it me or are the images in the new format huge lol.
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 12:58PM
Super photo! Great work!
20 Jan 2011 1:33PM
Amazing light and wave action, you do have to remember the sea doesn't stand still for long Chris, a scare will have concentrated your mind never to let that happen again. Be careful my friend.

20 Jan 2011 3:06PM
Excellent work Chris
DavidWebb 12 3 England
20 Jan 2011 4:18PM
Lovely capture Chris
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
20 Jan 2011 4:20PM
Simply stated Chris. Ron.
20 Jan 2011 4:27PM
You have mastered it.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
20 Jan 2011 4:31PM
Stunning image, Chris, the lovely sidelighting picks out the foreground rocks very nicely. So glad you didn't get washed away with the tide!
TrevB Smile
acousticmist 9 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 4:45PM
A beautiful image, nice one.........Martin
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 4:46PM
Love those waves lapping the rocks. Gentle movement but you've captured texture in the water.
Billyray 11 70 3 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 5:36PM
Large is superb Chris, excellent detail and colour.
Jekaro 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 10:00PM
What a stunning seascape capture, Chris, just superb in every way.
saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
20 Jan 2011 10:15PM
What wonderful capture ,love the light and colour in this shot,
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
20 Jan 2011 10:26PM
Excellent & lovely scenic oceanic image, Chris.
horley 12 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 10:46PM
very nice lighting hitting the waves.terry
Ray42 11 3 England
21 Jan 2011 10:12AM
A beautiful scene - like the pov and the light
lianna 9 13 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 2:38PM
Good afternoon...

I think we are all experiencing problems with the update!! i keep being told a profile doesnt exist when i click on a thumbnail lol....

Im sure it will right it self in due course..

A cracking shot as always, gorgeous light and composition x x x x
johncob 9 35 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 8:54PM
Chris Nice image with excellent lighting. Glad you made it back safely. John
achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
21 Jan 2011 8:57PM
Hi Chris
You are not the first to be cought out in the area it can be risky at the best of times.
Anyway awsome image, right amount of movement on the sea!


22 Jan 2011 11:32AM
You have an artist heart Chris, very impressive!
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 Jan 2011 4:21PM
Wonderful water movement and light in this seascape
hasu 11 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 4:46PM
lol..... tell me about climbing Chris! It really is job and a half a specially when you are with your gears and Tripod of course!! having said all.... it was well worth. The shot is stunung! love it. I like long exposure shots... you get lot better result and details.
PeterDSmith 11 13 46 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2011 10:38AM
I know I'm not supposed to criticize until I can do better, but...

I think the composition would benefit if the top of the photograph were to be cropped, just a tad. In my opinion, there is too much clear blue sky. Hang on, wait a minute, what am I saying? Can you have too much clear blue sky?
Alan_Coles 13 178 11 Wales
23 Jan 2011 11:15PM
Cracking shot the light on the rocks in the of my fave beaches too.
25 Jan 2011 6:50PM
Stunning capture you have a great eye for some terrific shots...........Grin
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2011 12:40PM
Lovely fresh feel to this capture
1 Feb 2011 7:45PM
Very well taken, Chris. As this is a second home to me I know exactly what you mean. The tidal range along the heritage coast is massive and it's easy to get caught out at Nash Point and Dunraven so you wouldn't be the first by a long chalk. The other danger here is the oft heard rumble of thunder as the limestone blocks collapse from the cliff face. It's scared me several times when I've been there alone with my back turned to the cliffs. The coast at Monknash is a bit easier because you have the escape route up the wooded valley. Be careful m8. I want to see a lot more shots like this Grin

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