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Weedy Sunrise

By almiles    
St Mary's at Whitley Bay. I dunno, you make all the effort to get up early on holiday to shoot this landmark and whaddya get...? Clear skies and a low tide! Oh well, I'll just have to try again next time I'm down to see the family Smile Comp feels a bit unbalanced but I wanted some sort of water to break up the FG and most of that was out at sea Smile

Tags: Sunrise Lighthouse Seaside Seaweed St marys Whitley bay Landscape and travel

Voters: Hermanus, zapar40, marktc and 30 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 May 2013 6:06AM
A lovely image Al !

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 6:25AM
It's a lovely sunrise Alan, I think I agree with you about balance, maybe you could break the rules and put the horizon just a tadge above the centre line, which may add to the balance in this case. The lovely pastel sky and the sun just making an appearance really give this a glorious feeling.
24 May 2013 6:43AM
I tend to agree with Marktc . I would mess about with position the horizon , asit is it still appeals to me great capture
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
24 May 2013 6:45AM
Its a very good shot Al but I think you nailed it, tide in would have been an improvement. However it is still very nice, lovely pastel colours, strong lines and good point of interest.

kel55 6 8 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 6:54AM
Nice shot Al think you have made the most from what we had to play with , natural looking shot with nice foreground interest
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
24 May 2013 6:59AM
I love the foreground, more to take in and absorb and enjoy in this top photograph.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 May 2013 7:32AM
The sky is quite bland so the higher horizon works for me. The lighthouse is well placed and I like the foreground 'weed and the light on the lead-in causeway. The mass of dark rocks is the main problem. They are very 'heavy' and dominate the image but giving little detail.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 7:48AM
really like the fg detail Al belting comp and colours a cracker nice one Wink
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
24 May 2013 8:20AM
I love the strong lines and that wee bit of light hitting the sea wall Grin

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 8:27AM
Cheers Herman, Mark, Andy, Andy Kel, Kathryn, Dave, Andy and Rod. You all have some good points to make thanks. I think the dark rocks are a problem. I have a few others from this trip to fiddle with so will see if anything else worth posting. It certainly was a learning experience and I look forward to returning, this time I'll consult a tide chart as well as the weather forecast! LOL
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 11:55AM
Great image
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 8:29PM
I think the comp is spot on Al for this take, I think I would have made the lighthouse central on the horizon so losing the rising sun and waited another 5/10 mins so it gave a chance for the sun to shed a bit of light on the rocks,love it though and looks like it has bags of potential with the right conditions
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 10:10AM
Thanks Jim and Jeremy, I like your ideas! Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 May 2013 5:09PM
You are a bit further away from home here, Alan: whilst conditions may not have been all you'd wished for you still for a pretty good shot, compositionally ideal.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
26 May 2013 6:09PM
Thanks Ronnie, very kind as ever Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
26 May 2013 10:50PM
A great quality shot!

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