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Portbradden glow

By bayliner185
Taken in early December around 30 minutes after sunrise on the Whitepark Bay beach looking towards Portbradden. Despite the warm glow of the early sun the temp was around zero. I used a 9 ND Lee grad to balance the exposure and a polariser to saturate the colors. The warmth of the sunlight was as seen and has not been boosted in P/S.

Tags: Northern ireland Landscape and travel Portbradden Nortn antrim

Voters: joze, proberts, DaveU and 130 more

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joze 14 Slovenia
16 Jan 2008 10:11AM
Stunning image.
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
16 Jan 2008 10:14AM
Good shot.Fabulous light and water movement.
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
16 Jan 2008 10:16AM
I like it ... very nice indeed.
User_Removed 14 485 13 England
16 Jan 2008 10:24AM
fantastic image, wonderful shot very well done

Richsr 14 91 223 England
16 Jan 2008 10:44AM
Great image - like the colours and lighting in this - Deserves the EC well done
Regards Richard.
olbell 14 47 1 England
16 Jan 2008 10:51AM
A stunning shot in all respects. Well worth the EC, congratulations.

Rgds Ollie
User_Removed 14 485 13 England
16 Jan 2008 11:13AM
congrats on the EC well deserved for such a stunning image

garymcparland 14 343 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 11:23AM
Wonderful shot Jim, well deserving of the EC

katieb 17 255 4 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 11:26AM
This is stunning, excellent composition, beautifully exposed, lovely colours, a very good all round image.
Congrats on your EC
Sezz 16 619 15 England
16 Jan 2008 11:28AM
Beautiful work! Superb composition, exposure, detail and tones = EC. Congrat's!

Sez *
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 11:39AM
Excellent composition and exposure, lovely colours. Congrats on a deserved EC
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 12:11PM
lovely work. Well done
conrad 17 10.9k 116
16 Jan 2008 12:50PM
Beautiful scene, and very well photographed.
fennera 13 4 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 1:17PM
Great image, composition and light spot on. Congrats on EC
martinl 18 269 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 1:23PM
Should have at least an RC to go with your EC. Cracking stuff.

BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
16 Jan 2008 1:38PM
A really cracking shot.
Guillaume 14 119 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 1:52PM
Magnificent shot and congrats on the EC.
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
16 Jan 2008 2:47PM
superb well done on the EC.

irishman 17 1.1k 2 Ireland
16 Jan 2008 2:53PM
Congrats on your EC Jim, another cracking shot.

You may aswell and sell up your new home and but that wee house you were looking at, as you seem to spend alot of your time up there now!

Chriscj 15 96 1 England
16 Jan 2008 2:53PM
Wonderful image. Well done on your EC too.

tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
16 Jan 2008 3:17PM
This is a stunning shot, Jim! Congratulations on the very well deserved EC too!
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
16 Jan 2008 4:33PM
Very well done Jim...
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
16 Jan 2008 4:40PM
Well done on the EC, Jim, and a belated Happy New Year Smile

Fran x
JeremyCC 15 14
16 Jan 2008 5:03PM
nice image with all the elements brought alive by the lovley light
16 Jan 2008 5:12PM
Just stunning says it all well done.

Mavis 19 143 2 England
16 Jan 2008 5:20PM
Larger image is breath taking Jim . Best time of the day . Congratulations on two awards . Gorgeous xxx
Neil_Higgins 15 35 3 England
16 Jan 2008 5:54PM
The light matches the composition perfectly, a real eye grabber, congrats for the EC, well deserved.
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 6:36PM
I enjoy the colours and the rather unusual effect of the water.
Well done you for braving the elements to get the shot.
Congtas on the EC
Jouİo 17 56 Finland
16 Jan 2008 6:38PM
a belter!!


16 Jan 2008 7:02PM
Amazing Photography. Love it.
bayliner185 14 16 1 Northern Ireland
16 Jan 2008 8:02PM
Thanks for all the encouraging comments folks, they are very much appreciated, and cheers Pete!!

16 Jan 2008 8:17PM
Well worth the EC - superb image

newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 11:20PM
stunning shot love it,,
JohnParminter 14 1.3k 14 England
16 Jan 2008 11:26PM
Fab image Jim, I use the same set up as you but can I ask what polariser you use as I don't have one yet for the 10-20mm sigma and was speculating to purchasing one.
I use lee filters as well.
17 Jan 2008 12:20AM
Hi Jim, very nice capture with great foreground details to build composition. Iv seen this beach from both ends but have never set foot on it for some reason. Must get around to that later this year. Well done on EC btw.
17 Jan 2008 1:52AM
Wey hey Jimbo lad well done , lovely image !!

Matman 13 37 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 8:28AM
It's all been said but wanted to add my congrats...lovely image!....Smile

bayliner185 14 16 1 Northern Ireland
17 Jan 2008 9:50AM
The polariser is a Heliopan 105mm which I bought off eBay. At £127 Plus £5 postage its cheaper than the Lee version and every bit as good. They are German made and work perfectly with the Lee system.
17 Jan 2008 10:31AM
The larger version makes all the more enjoyable the viewing of your images. I'm glad you have joined the ranks of the E2 section, your work deserves it.
A wonderful composition and the light came just right for you here and lifted the sky and fg to perfection.

All the very best
GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
17 Jan 2008 11:09PM
Wow! Fantastic shot! Congrats on RC & EC awards! Smile

Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
18 Jan 2008 6:22PM
Superb composition.
MikeH 16 218 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 6:51PM
A corker of a shot in every respect Jim,
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 8:50PM
Just gorgeous Jim, those rocks remind me of huge jellyfish (need to take the medication lol) a very well deserved ec

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
21 Jan 2008 6:44PM
My kind of image! Congrats.

willf1 17 51
24 Jan 2008 8:05PM
An amazing image. Detail and interest throughout the frame.

Sheff 13 England
25 Jan 2008 6:05PM
Brilliant colour, like the detail in the rocks in the foreground.

johnc1711 17 9 Scotland
31 Jan 2008 5:45PM
Absolutely stunning!
31 Jan 2008 10:40PM
Amazing shot!!!!!!!!! I love deserves an oscar!!!!
DSherfield 14 1 England
4 Feb 2008 12:08PM
A winner - the type of image i vow to acheive one day.
Great depth and feeling - lovely.
All the best
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
6 Feb 2008 7:37AM
Stunning shot. Well done. John
looboss 14 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2008 6:46AM
Doesn't need any more votes but what the heck! its great!
ingoma 14 Canada
14 Mar 2008 2:33AM
Beautiful light and composition - well done!
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 2:09PM
super shot and congratulations
MikeMar 15 6 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2008 5:05PM
Fantastic image

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