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10 seconds at Dunstanburgh

By Anna_W  
Okay, I know this location has been done to death but as it was a 7-hour drive to get there and I got blown over several times whilst trying to clamber over the unbelievably slippery boulders, I didn't want the effort to have been wasted Smile It's odd how a 10-stopper can make the conditions look so calm as there was actually a howling wind and heavy rain and most of the shots I took that morning had to be binned due to blobs of water on the filter and the resulting smears as I tried (not very successfully!) to wipe them off. (If anyone has found an effective way of cleaning sea spray off filters while they're out shooting, I'd be very grateful if they'd share it with me as I just seem to spread the mess and make it worse...)

Thanks for looking Smile

P.S. I know the horizon looks as if it's wonky, but the land slopes down to the sea and the beach is quite definitely downhill!

Tags: Landscape and travel Landscape and travel and Dunstanburgh and Northumberland and castle and seascape

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
23 Mar 2012 10:18PM
A wonderful shot. I don't care that the location might have been done to death. First of all -- I don't know that I've seen any of the others.
Secondly, this shot is so wonderful that it is well worth having been done by you.
I like the tonalities here -- with the black rocks and the gray clouds complementing each other. AND -- to my eye the horizon does not look "wonky." I think my eye sees the row of stones (at the middle of the shot) and psychologically, decides that the horizon line is perfectly horizontal.
I love the detail on your foreground rocks -- well worth all the trouble you encountered.
I know what you mean about sea water on the filter -- much more difficult to remove than fresh water (rain, etc.). I always assume that sooner or later the salt will permanently mess up the filter but better that than loosing a lens.
Very nice image here.

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DavidLaverty 7 802 Northern Ireland
23 Mar 2012 11:16PM
wish I had taken this
scrimmy Plus
9 389 5 Scotland
24 Mar 2012 10:05AM
well worth the effort, fantastic image
mickp 12 9 7 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 1:56PM
I agree with the comments above. A well produced image of an area that has been well covered by others but as you quite rightly state this is your image of the scene. So well done.
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 3:45PM
One of the best seen of this rather unknown placeSmile)
24 Mar 2012 5:15PM
Excellent composition and something a bit different from this location.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 6:35PM
Very good composition with excellent foreground detail Anna. This viewpoint is actually very different to the majority I have seen from Cannonball beach.
watters66 14 75 Scotland
24 Mar 2012 7:44PM
I'm blown away by the foreground black rocks, stunning detail - they are a photo in themselves - seriously they really are a picture within a picture.

A great photo, well done for overcoming the conditions and coming up with a quite wonderful image.

Well done,
Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 8:54PM
Many thanks to everyone who's voted and to Walter, David, Ian, Mick, Paul, Derek and Stewart for the thoughtful comments. Special thanks to Angela for her UA - very kind of you Smile
Anna Smile
love that rock really pulls you in
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2012 9:41PM
Oooooo...missed this stunner ???

Terrific shot !!!...great dramatic composition, with amazing quality !!!...those nearest rocks look almost 'alive' !!!!!!
10 Apr 2012 5:56PM
Brilliant - just brilliant. Wish I had taken it.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
22 Apr 2012 3:08PM
Just love the composition here. Excellent low shot. Paul
1 May 2012 10:53PM
Love the colour palette and composition
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
10 May 2012 8:36PM
This is magical...well done Anna.
30 May 2012 10:27PM
Brilliant composition and pp, Anna. They are the most slippery boulders I've ever scrambled across!

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