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Here is another from my holiday. I bet you are wondering about the title of it. Let's see if anyone can guess, I will give you the answer tomorrow.
This was yet another early morning, I know you are meant to lie in and be lazy whilst on holiday, but I couldn't miss these wonderful coloured skies, so early starts were the only answer. I took all these sunrise shots without the aid of a cup of tea first, scary stuff, mind you, it wasn't long after getting back to the bungalow that I put the kettle on. It wasn't as cold on the morning I took this as on the previous upload, just that it got very sandy. I had taken a couple of shots of the other side of the pier and had moved to this side, which yielded a much better shot to be honest, anyway, I had just finished and put the camera back in my bag, not a moment to soon, I tell you, a huge tractor came flying, well not actually flying in the air flying, but, flying as in Jenson Button type flying, under the pier, towing an also huge rake behind it to flatten the sand out. The driver, a young, spotty teenager, decided it would be great fun to turn as fast as he could after exiting the pier, this in turn sprayed everyone and their dogs with sand, bits of crab and whatever else was lieing about on the beach. Bloomin' brilliant, I thought, as I was spitting half of Paigntons beach from my mouth, some of the other people were none to impressed with him neither. I decided to wait for him, along with a few of the other sand blasted persons, to come back, I was going to give him a piece of my mind, not an important piece, but a piece none the less. Well, he drove down the beach and began to turn round, then he shot up the ramp, off the beach and disappeared down the road, great, now I was really miffed, I reckon he had spotted the angry mob waiting for him by the pier, however, being a reasonable sort of fella, not to let things get to him, I counted to ten, got in the car and screamed off up the road after him, hang on, no I didn't, I got in the car and went back to the bungalow for a nice cuppa.

Thanks for looking and for any comments or clicks you might leave me.

Nikon D40
F 22
ISO 200
Shutter 1/4

Tags: Morning General Sunrise Torbay Landscape and travel Paignton pier

Voters: newy17, Scott_Scot, Moj_o and 84 more

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Scott_Scot 16 4 4 Scotland
15 Apr 2008 9:07PM
Great reflections off the pier !!!

newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 9:09PM
stunning light and beautifully captured Andy,
and yep its best to just have a cuppa well the safest option anyway lol,,
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 9:13PM
Beautiful light Andy
csr Plus
13 3 England
15 Apr 2008 9:15PM
Sory I've missed everbodies pictures have not been on site for a long time. Due to working long hours at work and home.And problems with new camera (40D) can't open raw images yet't Jpeg only. Nice one looks great
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
15 Apr 2008 9:16PM
Love the toning Andy, wonderfully composed

bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 9:17PM
I love this. Super tones

User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 9:21PM
Stunning image, great comp and colours

JudeC 13 6 3 England
15 Apr 2008 9:21PM
Hi - stunning colours and image - Jude.
Take-a-View 17 293 5 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 9:27PM

Quote:Here is another from my holiday. I bet you are wondering about the title of it. Let's see if anyone can guess, I will give you the answer tomorrow.

The name from the bar/shop on the pier.

Like the colour to this.
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
15 Apr 2008 9:27PM
A seafood restaurant on the pier ? wonderful shot and i love the tones...
Dotrob 15 Wales
15 Apr 2008 9:28PM
Fantastic lighing and silhouette of the pier. Love your story.
jayhyk 12 England
15 Apr 2008 9:33PM
lovly image nice light
lostintime Plus
13 13 5 Germany
15 Apr 2008 9:33PM
Wonderful light and tones, super shot.
15 Apr 2008 9:34PM
Beautiful shot Andy, excellent composition and write up,
sparklep 13 146 1
15 Apr 2008 9:39PM
Didnt read all your into very tired tonight. Lovely picture.
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
15 Apr 2008 9:43PM

Quote: I bet you are wondering about the title of it. Let's see if anyone can guess

The bits of crab the tractor threw in your face?
May be a bit right-heavy but a nice shot anyway.
Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 9:46PM
Beautiful shot and entertaining description. Glad you had your camera away in time.

norton 17 2 6 Jersey
15 Apr 2008 9:53PM
Crackin image Andy the colour and light are superb,well composed and captured............

HUMIE 13 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 10:08PM
Super image the story,at least it ended with a cuppa.

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 10:14PM
superb sunrise I have never braved the early morning rise with no cuppa but perhaps I should try it - you have done well and you have a great result
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
15 Apr 2008 10:24PM
Beautiful composition and wonderful golden light.
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 10:31PM
amazing, love all the golds
derekv 13 3 England
15 Apr 2008 10:33PM
Great lighting, detail and composition, Andy.
ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 10:36PM
Love the contrasts.

Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
15 Apr 2008 10:45PM
Lovely light,bags of atmosphere.

Best Matt
phil_j 14 134 4 England
15 Apr 2008 11:16PM
Lovely golden light, looks fantastic.

Rylands 13 1 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 11:19PM
Superb image - fantastic light & colour
fentiger 19 920 24 England
15 Apr 2008 11:20PM
Very eye catching image. Well done.

MandsH 14 England
15 Apr 2008 11:26PM
Excellent composition and colours
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
15 Apr 2008 11:35PM
Like how the clouds line up with the end of the pier.Worth getting up ealy for that nice light.Nice lines in the pier too Andy.
Cabit 13 104 England
16 Apr 2008 12:10AM
Magic image.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
16 Apr 2008 1:05AM
Superb light and tones in this image Dave, so well done.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
16 Apr 2008 1:06AM
Superb light and tones in this image Andy, so well done.
16 Apr 2008 1:12AM
Beautiful shot.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
16 Apr 2008 2:47AM
#50-- beautiful shot!

AlanBW 14 20 England
16 Apr 2008 6:46AM
Excellent composition and early morning light, love those golden tones
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
16 Apr 2008 6:47AM
Superb light in this beautiful image, and a wonderful tale to go with it, as always! Carol
climbing_orchid 16 321 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 7:47AM
Fab colour and great lighting
Liz x
16 Apr 2008 9:01AM
Gorgeous colours, yellows & composition.
woolybill1 Plus
14 35 76 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 9:51AM
Lovely image, Andy, this strikes me as a rather different seascape from the norm but I can't put my finger on precisely why. Perhaps it's because the sea is actually calm, well, no more than vaguely choppy.

Love your tale of the spotty youth. I expect he was more used to handling a spray-can.

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
16 Apr 2008 9:58AM
Lovely tones

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 10:24AM
Hmmm, read the story, had a good laugh, but my mind is still on the title - that's the way my mind works, mention food... I'm guessing you've found a fish & chip shop for us???
Anyway if you must get up at daft times of day on holiday, expect daft things to happen to you.
Gorgeous light and tones to reward your pains, plus the two things that stand out for me - the hard yellow/black shadows under the pier and the line of hungry gulls. I reckon they know where the title is.
luxaeternam 13 21 1
16 Apr 2008 11:08AM
I have no idea about the title, but I sense some corny puns behind it Tongue
Love the pic BTW
Smile Lucy
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
16 Apr 2008 11:51AM
Restaurant on a pier? Whatever it is it is a totally gorgeous composition, and the golden glow makes it even more beautiful.
casson 14 3 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 12:44PM
Superb tones
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
16 Apr 2008 12:54PM
excellent light / colours ;
like the composition a lot...
title ?
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 1:21PM
Well, if you're anything like me 'seafood and eat it'! Mind you if I eat too much seafood - say no more!
This is a fantastic shot by the way!
Marilyn x
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
16 Apr 2008 8:21PM
Luvverly colours, superb shot.

microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 8:24PM
Great shot and a great story, You captured some wonderfull light, excellnt comp,
rmr 13 1 Wales
16 Apr 2008 8:38PM
amazing light and colours
well done andy
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
16 Apr 2008 8:52PM
A very subtle title to an excellent shot. Never mind about the sand in the mouth, just keep that camera covered when the tractor comes along next time!!
SKavanagh 13 312 5 England
16 Apr 2008 9:22PM
Excellent shot Andy lovely tones
piccy 14 8 Wales
16 Apr 2008 9:42PM
Love this - early morning tranquility. All I need now is a cuppa to enjoy it even more. Wink
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
17 Apr 2008 12:52AM
OK, so why the title?
franfoto 13 2 32 England
17 Apr 2008 1:51AM
Never seen our Pier look so beautiful, maybe because I've never seen it so early. You could have popped in for a cuppa you were so close.
Amazing lighting and colour captured and would the title refer to the seafood store on the pier?
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 9:40PM
stunning clarity, amazing

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