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I have decided to keep this image on my screen all day, I opened the door this morning to be greeted by not only frost and freezing temperatures, but also rain just to add that little extra to an already cold day.
I am finally up and about, the back is still twinging a little, but at least I can move without to much trouble. I was dropping my son off at work this morning as I am feeling better. The journey to the car from the front door was treacherous, ice everywhere which now had a nice layer of water thanks to the rain.
We set off and it wasn't long before I found the roads were like ice rinks. I carefully went around a roundabout which was really slippery, the car behind me actually ended up facing the opposite way. I was glad to drop him off and get home for a hot cuppa.
I don't think I will go out again today, the last thing I want to do is slip and end up stuck on the settee again.
If anyone is thinking of going out, please, please, please be careful, the roads and the paths are dangerous.

Todays upload is one from the Tynemouth Lido on the same morning as my upload "Shadow Boxing".
The sunrise was wonderful with a fantastic colour. The birds had been flying before I took this shot, but had landed as the sun rose, it was as if they were trying to catch some of that beautiful colour and warmth after a long cold night at sea.
Shortly after this they were spooked and all flew off again, I am just glad I was lucky enough to get this before they went.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2009 - 12:19 AM
Focal Length:34mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:Heat Rises
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:1 Dec 2012 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Birds, Lido, Morning, Sea, Sunrise, Tynemouth, Water, Wildlife / nature
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NDODS Plus Member 54375 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 9:44 AM

"A very poignant message to all drivers". A wonderfully composed photograph, the strong silhouettes working superbly against the intense orange and warming sky.

Regards Nathan

P.S. Enjoy your next cuppa.

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 9:52 AM

Great compo, colour and light, super shot!

platzy  2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 - 9:53 AM

Great composition light and perspective.

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 9:54 AM

So many birds and reflections - a great capture against that wonderful colour
Frost here too, and then we had a dark sky, a rainbow and now its raining
A good day to stay in with plenty of tea at the ready SmileSmile

tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 9:54 AM

Lovely comp. Wish I was there for this.

SlowSong Plus Member 75489 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 10:02 AM

What a beautiful picture. The birds are excellent.

1 Dec 2012 - 10:14 AM

Wonderful image, great light and composition


CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 10:44 AM

What a wonderful start to a morning, Andy, glorious colours in the sky, and I love the row of gulls Smile Carol

Hermanus  3 South Africa
1 Dec 2012 - 10:48 AM

This is excellent !! Love the birds on the pier Smile

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 12:04 PM

Rather special and I love it! We have a layer of snow instead of rain on top of the ice. Not sure that works for me any better than rain!!


franken Plus Member 133641 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 12:37 PM

Superb image here!


Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 1:03 PM

I agree with Ken - this is a superb image.

woolybill1 Plus Member 9woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 1:05 PM

A fine composition and some lovely light, Andy. The tiny shadows are nice, I thought this was a mirror image at first.
No problems for me on the road this morning but the usual idiots are still speeding and tailgating any- and everyone. We have decided against our usual Saturday takeaway as the roads will freeze once night falls, we live near the top of a steep hill and I am not fond of cold curry Smile
Keep warm and safe!

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 1:45 PM

There is a great deal of heat in this image, increasing as the eye follows the bridge into the sun!
NIce One!

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8791 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1276 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 6:35 PM

How neatly lined up they are.
The short distance that I had to walk this afternoon, on a path that thought it was meant to be a skating rink, that was quite enough. Treacherous.

1 Dec 2012 - 9:52 PM

I love how they are lined up here Andy - and that bit of reflected light glinting on the water is nice.

At the light intersection by our house, grekels land on the wires right about sunset - it's quite a sight, and one I keep forgetting to photograph.


fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 7:30 AM

A strong Sunrise composition great light and silhouettes.


pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 8:22 AM

well captured, how did you manage to get them all posing there for you with almost every post taken

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 11:23 AM

Your timing is perfect! The light's not bad either! Wink

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 1:24 PM

Strong composition and beautiful light Andy; excellent shot.

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Dec 2012 - 5:27 AM

Great repetitive image


Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 6:55 PM

A glorious golden sunrise which is enhanced by the line of seagulls. A very important message for drivers to heed, sadly it is wasted on many of the numpties around here! (Gloucestershire roadusers not the epzers'!Wink)

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