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Shadow of the Storm

By BillyGoatGruff  
Unexpectedly, I had an hour at Clevedon, North Somerset on Saturday.
Hadn't been out with a camera since Spain nearly two months ago and have been (and still am) laid up with some sort of flu thingy, which I wouldn't wish on a dead dog.

A very stiff onshore breeze was not only blowing this beastie straight in off the sea, but also throwing up humungous amounts of spray which made shooting rather tricky to say the least.
I think I spent more time wiping off the spray from the filter than actually shooting!
The fast incoming tide was, well er....FAST...managed to get moderately soaked more than once.

Still, I managed to bag a few that I was happy with.
This is frame 006, shortly after setting up and with the afternoon sun backlighting this storm.

A highly enjoyable, if difficult, shoot all in all.

Thanks for dropping in Smile


Tags: Rain Sunlight Cold Sea Coast Storm Windy Clevedon pier Slipway Landscape and travel

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
23 Apr 2012 11:55AM
Great composition and love the colours,well done,

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debu 8 India
23 Apr 2012 12:00PM
Super view,excellent capture.
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 12:33PM
Good colours and nice spume. Smile

I don't know if it was possible but I might have been tempted to get a bit further left to allow more of the pier and less of the brightest bit of sky in frame.

BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
23 Apr 2012 1:43PM
Not really possible, Ian. At least not without drowning Tongue

Cheers all
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 2:18PM
Dramatic skies! Well done despite all adversities...
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 2:29PM
Naughty...getting yourself (not forgetting the camera too) wet ..when you
should have been tucked up in bed! getting yourself fit again! I don't know some people eh!Wink
But for us viewing Bill is a great shot of atmosphere and colour
and like the motion captured and a wow to the pier almost floating out and above from the horizon
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
23 Apr 2012 2:38PM
Thanks very much Liilian and Ann.

Must admit shooting was much more enjoyable than being tucked up with a box of Kleenex Grin
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 6:04PM
Great image! I like how the cloud and the incoming wave seem to mirror each other if you catch my drift.
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
23 Apr 2012 7:10PM
comp is superb, colours fantastic and i do love that water.
nice one, ant.
23 Apr 2012 7:40PM
Lovely looking image, Bill. Like the way the composition converges on the pier from all angles and the carefully planned symmetry.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Apr 2012 9:32PM
Good composition, Bill, and the timing for the water on the slipway is spot on.


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