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Helios Unbound

By BillyGoatGruff  
The last in my Clearing Storm sequence from my unplanned Clevedon shoot, last Saturday.

I had hoped that the sky would do this when I first arrived here.
And the planet obliged very nicely.....

It's my personal favourite from what turned out to be a technically tricky shoot, what with humungous spray, ferocious winds and a very hungry wife.....It's currently occupying the top spot in my favourites list in my pf, too.

Five stops of grad and two exposures (0ev and -2EV) were required to contain the sun god and his fiery chariot after his release from his cloudy prison.

Very busy today and we've got weekend visitors from Oop t' North so I'll have very limited access to my will catch up when I'm able.

Thanks very much to those who have dropped in for this sequence and for your votes and comments. They are very much appreciated (even yours, Paul Tongue)

I hope you enjoy this one as much as the others. They all led to this moment!
Have a great weekend and may the light be with you Smile



Tags: Waves Clouds Sea Coast Sunburst Amazing light Clevedon pier Landscape and travel Clearing storm

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User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 9:30AM
Superb seascape, that's a cracker.

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 9:44AM
Very dramatic!Grin
And so pleased to see the final here in the series,
before I set off to try and emulate some of your Cornish wonders Bill
Love the colours here but the slowed up waves do it for me
can now see why you kept getting sea spay!!!
Have a great week
jdinne 15 16 England
27 Apr 2012 9:49AM
Wow, stunning, lost for words...........


saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
27 Apr 2012 9:52AM
Impressive and wonderful capture,very well done,
Cor 9 Belgium
27 Apr 2012 10:06AM
Ah YES SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
HowieR 7 20 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 10:17AM
Wonderful dramatic image - you`ve caught the waves perfectly, and your use of filters and blending is seamless

27 Apr 2012 10:32AM
Sheer drama!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Apr 2012 10:46AM
Impressive light and colours here Bill. good work
Regards Richard
danmclean 11 1 Australia
27 Apr 2012 11:04AM
Superb shot, the water looks so busy and rushing while the sky is so dramatic,, wonderful work,,
LesF 11 182 9
27 Apr 2012 11:16AM
Very dramatic Bill, did well with that bright ball in the sky

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
27 Apr 2012 12:55PM
You're gonna have to wait until tonight for my twopennethworth on this 'un ... I really need to see it on my calibrated monitor rather than this piece-o'-crap here at work before imparting any pearls of wisdom!!! Tongue
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Apr 2012 12:58PM
Superb series and a grand finale, Bill. You've struck gold with the conditions, coped with them admirably and come out with some tremendous images. Worth all the accolades you have and will receive.

BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
27 Apr 2012 1:11PM
Cheers all!
Managed to get a few minutes to drop back in!

I hope you're right, Dave! Thanks for those kind words Smile
Had hoped for something a bit more positive from Pete....but a click will do Wink Takes a lot to impress that dude! Smile

Looking forward to your pearls, Paul....although I'm not sure when I'll be able to read them! Very busy this evening...

Seems to have struck the right chord with a few people!

Thanks again....must yuk! Smile
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 6:13PM
Exceptional image.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
27 Apr 2012 6:40PM
Yeah, it looks alright here too WinkTongueGrin
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
27 Apr 2012 7:16PM
Don't get all gushy now, Paul Tongue
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
28 Apr 2012 1:25PM
LOL ... depends on what shutter speed you choose to use as to how gushy it becomes Wink
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 3:19PM
Superb! You've done a great job to balance all the technical aspects and the hungry wife. Smile

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 7:51PM
Think this is my favourite of the series Bill. Outstanding work again.
Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
10 May 2012 6:02PM
Cracking, prefer the mono!!!!!!!! But seriously, it's damned good Bill.


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