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Heat Rises

By Hop-A-Long  
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.

Tags: Morning Birds Water Sunrise Sea Tynemouth Lido Wildlife and nature

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7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 9:44AM
"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.

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
1 Dec 2012 9:52AM
Great compo, colour and light, super shot!
Great composition light and perspective.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 9:54AM
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
7 10 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 9:54AM
Lovely comp. Wish I was there for this.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
1 Dec 2012 10:02AM
What a beautiful picture. The birds are excellent.
1 Dec 2012 10:14AM
Wonderful image, great light and composition

CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
1 Dec 2012 10:44AM
What a wonderful start to a morning, Andy, glorious colours in the sky, and I love the row of gulls Smile Carol
1 Dec 2012 10:48AM
This is excellent !! Love the birds on the pier Smile
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
1 Dec 2012 12:04PM
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
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 12:37PM
Superb image here!

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 1:03PM
I agree with Ken - this is a superb image.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 1:05PM
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
13 47 13 United States
1 Dec 2012 1:45PM
There is a great deal of heat in this image, increasing as the eye follows the bridge into the sun!
NIce One!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1852 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 6:35PM
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.
AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
1 Dec 2012 9:52PM
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
16 918 24 England
2 Dec 2012 7:30AM
A strong Sunrise composition great light and silhouettes.

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 8:22AM
well captured, how did you manage to get them all posing there for you with almost every post taken
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 11:23AM
Your timing is perfect! The light's not bad either! Wink
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
2 Dec 2012 1:24PM
Strong composition and beautiful light Andy; excellent shot.
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
3 Dec 2012 5:27AM
Great repetitive image

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
13 Dec 2012 6:55PM
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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