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2 out of 3 ain't bad...

By dathersmith  
I've tried to get this shot a few times now and it never quite all comes together. This location is about 10 minutes drive from where I live and the groynes only get covered on big tides so catching a large high tide at sunrise on a day when I can get there doesn't happen often. Tides were over 8 metres at the weekend though and high tide coincided with sunrise so I set the alarm and ventured out at 4am. I managed to capture the tide and colour but no real drama in the sky, oh well I suppose two out of three ainít bad?

Thanks for taking a look.

Darren.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: SugarMouse, mex, barbarahirst and 99 more

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Comments


4.00 am ! that's dedication and you've got a great shot here to show for it.

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1 Jul 2009 2:01PM
gorgeous shot. there's something satisfying about getting a shot like that so early in the morning.
1 Jul 2009 2:03PM
You are soooo dedicated 4 am !! Well it was worth it the sky is beautiful and superb lighting on the foreground beach, what can I sa ...Stunning.

Susan
BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
1 Jul 2009 2:08PM
This is exceptionally good, Darren!!
Your use of the light is just exquisite as is your colour control, composition and cropping. Just perfect.
A joy to behold large!

Cheers
Bill
Stunning image love how you have used the post to cut the galre of the morning sun.
Regards Charles
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
1 Jul 2009 2:12PM
Thanks for the comments folks and cheers for the award Bill it means a lot.

Oh, and I forgot to say this was the second morning I was here as the day before the sun never broke through the cloud at all! The wife thinks I'm mad and she may have a point Wink

Darren.
1 Jul 2009 2:16PM
Really nice image - You always see great images from various location and wonder how they did it - truth is they live there they know the right time and the right conditions and are prepared to go shoot it.

Being a tourist is nice, but getting the magic shot is a local thing.

Cheers
Andy
BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
1 Jul 2009 2:21PM
You are most welcome, Darren!


Quote:The wife thinks I'm mad and she may have a point
Quote:

So does mine. I ignore her ....... sometimes Smile

Bill


1 Jul 2009 2:34PM
Lovely shot, like the suns rays just creeping through
john
jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 2:38PM
Cracking shot Darren, love the detail and crisp clarity.


jk
Lovely capture! Nicely composed & exposed.
Shailesh
paulcr Plus
13 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Jul 2009 2:45PM
Love the treatment. The light/exposure is bang on. Comp excellent. Paul
phil99 Plus
11 45 6 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 2:45PM
Lovely composition , colours and again proves those early starts to be well worth the dedication....Phil
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 2:49PM
I love this such a pretty shot and a great location - very nice

Linda
magnificent shot !
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
1 Jul 2009 3:06PM
I think that you have done very well, its a really good image.


David.
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
1 Jul 2009 3:22PM
absolute quality mate, superb

rgds
Dave
Briwooly Plus
12 452 5 England
1 Jul 2009 3:29PM
Superb Darren well worth all the effort

Brian.............................
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 3:40PM
wonderful capture well worth the early start nice one
andy
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
1 Jul 2009 3:48PM
Like your POV and the tones in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.
Awesome shot, beautifully captured
1 Jul 2009 4:56PM
2 out of 3 is excellant this is a great shot Darren

Colin
LesF Plus
11 182 9
1 Jul 2009 4:58PM
Do like this a lot Darren, that light cominh through the groynes is superb, on my shortlist this one.

LesF
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
1 Jul 2009 5:12PM
Wow, thanks everyone this has gone down far better than I expected. I think my problem is that I've thought about this shot for so long and tried and failed a few times I'll always think there is a better shot to be had. I'm happy with this but I guess I'll still keep watching the weather and the tide tables Wink

Cheers.

Darren.
Simon_Palmer Plus
11 759 11 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 5:16PM
Very nice indeed. A lovely shot that one can just look at for an age and enjoy.
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
1 Jul 2009 5:22PM
Cheers Simon, appreciated.

Darren.
1 Jul 2009 5:40PM
Beautiful beautiful congrats on an amazing image well worth the early rise SUPERB
Alexa
newy17 Plus
12 273 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 6:23PM
Very nice mate Smile Superbly composed,,
ian
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
1 Jul 2009 8:17PM
This is rather nice Darren
martin.w Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2009 8:41PM
Two out of three is more than good enough Darren, this is very good indeed. Even the sky works for me, better than a cloudless one Wink
1 Jul 2009 8:48PM
Fabulous composition, colour & detail.
A real stunner.
Chaz.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
2 Jul 2009 4:21AM
Worth the effort Darren.
Tom.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Jul 2009 11:20AM
4am? You deserve a vote just for just up at that time! Certainly well worth the effort, Darren, an excellent capture, especially large.
TrevB Smile
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 2:12PM
stunning capture, fantastic lighting and tones
regards
Yung
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
3 Jul 2009 3:18PM
All been said Darren - tis gorgeous Smile

Sarah *
3 Jul 2009 5:54PM
Superbly composed, exposed and managed image Darren, amazing work
49er Plus
11 564
3 Jul 2009 9:01PM
a Real beauty
Alan_Coles Plus
12 178 11 Wales
16 Aug 2009 3:10PM
I would be hanging this on my wall if it was mine...fabulous shot.

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