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On a Dark and Stormy Night

By Bee76
This was taken on Friday night at Benacre/Covehithe (I don't know whether you call this the Benacre Tree or the one from Covehithe).

Anyway, it was shot in brief reprieve from the pouring rain. Forecasts predicted clear skies later on but they neglected to mention the downpour that shortly followed this shot. I forgot to put on my waterproofs so a 40 minute walk back to the car in saturated jeans with a mate was.... well, a very long walk.

My first attempt at star trails also provided me with a steep learning curve - it's actually quite challenging. I finally have learned to identify my first constellation - The Plough - although my geeky mate jumped in to tell me it was actually a pseudo-constellation (whatever that is) Tongue

Most importantly, I managed to avoided a Brokeback Mountain experience as we slept overnight in the car.... PHEW!! Wink

Anyhoo, hope you enjoy the rest of the Bank Hols.


Tags: Suffolk Beach Seascape Tree Coast Twilight Long exposure Black and white Benacre Covehithe Landscape and travel

Voters: wyeth, saeidNL, Pete and 17 more

Highly Commended Photos are given by the team to photos that were good but not quite an editors' choice award.



wyeth 11 Scotland
28 Aug 2011 8:50PM
B&W work well for this image.
saeidNL 13 3 Netherlands
28 Aug 2011 8:51PM
Stunning mono shot,well done,
SimonAlesbrook 12 45 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2011 9:02PM
As above stunning shot, brilliant monoSmile
28 Aug 2011 9:29PM
Great moody shot Grin Good luck with the star trails! Grin
Bee76 12 17 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2011 7:37AM
Wow, woke up this morning to my first HC, thanks very much! Grin Definitely an encouragement.

Thanks all for your clicks and kind comments, it's appreciated.

shush 12 1 7 Canada
29 Aug 2011 8:11AM
Excellent shot.

ianrobinson 13 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2011 10:55PM
nice mono, it's such a shame they cut the branches right back, it has ruined the look.
The stupid councils have cleaned up Happisburgh too now and the have ruined that too.

Good image though well taken.

alfpics Plus
21 388 4 England
3 Sep 2011 7:27PM
Superb mono - very atmospheric

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