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And there she Blows!!

By Lillian  
This was Portland Bill Lighthouse this afternoon!
even the seaweed to be seen in the huge wave and sea mist
So much adrenalin going
spent exhilarating time with Bob, Jenni and Bob Jenni's husband..thanks
fantastic time sunsets/sunrises..but a powerful sea
Ruth and Val were with us Yesterday

Please remember I am no Landscape photographer!!

My Thanks go to Harriet, Malcolm, Phil, Netta, Cal, Steve, Hugh and Ryan for the UA's yesterday

Thanks for's the pano...rather big thoughWink

V2 before the wave hit

Thanks everyone..Hope to catch up exhausted
Hand winds too strong, and 60D camera, as was getting wetWink..not my 5D markiii


Tags: Waves Lighthouse Storm Portland bill Landscape and travel

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14 Apr 2013 6:34PM
Wow, what a sight, lovely capture, version 2?? Or am I to quick??

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ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
14 Apr 2013 6:39PM
A stunning capture Lillian, sometimes a powerful sea beats a sunrise and sunset. GrinGrinGrinGrin
14 Apr 2013 6:41PM
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 6:41PM
Superb captures Lillian.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 6:42PM
Very powerful wave - fantastic capture Lillian SmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 6:42PM
2 great captures Lillian, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

I'm sure i can see a bird in the spray Lillian, the eyes are at the top above the lighthouse.

Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 6:48PM
excellent captures for a non landscape photographer, well doneSmile
14 Apr 2013 6:55PM
Brilliant stuff, Lillian!
A flick between the two versions gives a real sense of being there!
I can feel the wind in the West Midlands!!Wink
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 6:55PM
Very powerful image Lillian - and you say you are NOT a landscape photographer?? Don't believe you!!
Fab image!! Grin Grin Grin

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
14 Apr 2013 6:56PM
Fabulous timing, Lillian, showing the immense power of the sea. Carol
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
14 Apr 2013 6:57PM
Seriously wild. I note those tiny figures standing 'way to close to the action! Superbly timed capture.

14 Apr 2013 7:03PM
nature at its wildest great shots
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 7:06PM
Two wonderfully dramatic and powerful images, the sea playing the leading role in this great production Lillian

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
johnke 3 223 15
14 Apr 2013 7:16PM
Lovely exposure Lillian ,your saturation is fantastic and so is your composition but I cant figure out where the surfers are...John
14 Apr 2013 7:18PM
I would not want to standing about there in my Kilt Lillian that's for sure great timing

Graham Grin GrinGrin
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
14 Apr 2013 7:23PM
Nature's raw power Lillian. exhilarating !!!!!
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
14 Apr 2013 7:30PM
This is a magnificent image and shows your versatility as a photographer Lillian. - gary
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
14 Apr 2013 7:40PM
Looks pretty wet to me. Grin

V1 is my fave, and would benefit from a pano crop - think the f/g rocks are unnecessary and a tad distracting.
But, hey: what do I know!! Wink


Ps....thank you for the UA Grin Grin
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 7:41PM
You can just make out Bob beside the boat at Drenched!Wink
Cannot see those eyes there Dougie,
and shows how powerful the sea can be
thanks everyone
14 Apr 2013 7:41PM
2 super images Lillian, both well composed,
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 7:42PM
Great seascape Lillian
14 Apr 2013 7:43PM
Wonderful image
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 7:46PM
Two splendid shots & love the huge blow.
Gypsyman 6 662 England
14 Apr 2013 7:50PM
Lillian your horses where great, but it is wonderful to see a change, and this done equally as well. Eric.
4 3 7 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 7:51PM
Very wise choice of not standing near the edge!Tongue Very dramatic and well capturedGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
14 Apr 2013 7:53PM
Excellent Lillian, you just caught the scene at the right moment.

morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 7:56PM
Two superb shots Lillian, excellent timing

gwynn56 4 87 England
14 Apr 2013 8:05PM
nice capture of the waves crashing Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
14 Apr 2013 8:08PM
Unlike Graham I would love to stand there in my Kilt just to blow off the cobwebs. These two are excellent Lillian but must go for V1 it is an awesome capture.


marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 8:10PM
Great timing Lillian, I'm sorry to hear you didn't get your sunrise or sunset though, maybe next time when the weather is better?

I think Bill's suggestion of a letterbox crop from the bottom (where the shore meets the sea at the left edge of the image) would work very well. A great step into Landscapes.

Two excellent images Lillian, thank goodness the weather improved a bit for you today.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
14 Apr 2013 8:26PM
Just about perfect timing Lillian. V1 for me please. I do think, on a second look, that there is some merit in the suggestion of a letterbox crop. Taking out the rocks and beach area would in crease the impact of the wave enormously.GrinGrin
Just my thought and in no way intended as a criticism.
ValSaxby Plus
11 145 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 8:32PM
Lovely shot Lillian - so glad you got some shots today after yesterdays wash out - was good to meet up with you all again, looking forward to the next trip.

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 8:44PM
brilliant timing lillian love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 9:07PM
Quite a difference between the two images!
Superb timing for that massive wave.
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
14 Apr 2013 9:31PM
V3 works a treat.....Grin

Much stronger, imo
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
14 Apr 2013 9:31PM
Can't decide between 1 and 3. Both great images! Ann.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 9:33PM
It looks as if you had a fun time Lillian! Hope there are more to come!
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 9:43PM
maybe a few Ann, but remember I am not a landscaper!!
I just had the very best and exciting time in great company
Thanks Bill,
hope the pano works
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 9:45PM
Yep... V3 much stronger... very nice Lillian
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 11:42PM
Great set, V3 best for me. It concentrates on the power of the wave.Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 11:43PM
The letterbox crop is a good idea but that doesn't take away the fact that these are already excellent images. I know you are not a landscape photographer, but these are Seascapes and it looks like you are pretty good at them!
Dinky65 3 1 United States
15 Apr 2013 1:38AM
15 Apr 2013 4:20AM
The sea can be very wild. Although beautiful it can be very scary at times. Fabulous captures here Lillian.......Sandy
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
15 Apr 2013 5:29AM
For a 'no landscaper ' you have done exceptionally well Lillian Smile Three lovely images Smile V1 is stunning - so much energy and atmosphere captured here !!
Ray42 8 3 England
15 Apr 2013 8:10AM
V3 is my choice - a great shot
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 8:37AM
A dramatic shot Lillian! The sheer force of nature!
7 10 10 England
15 Apr 2013 9:23AM
Excellent images Lillian.
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 9:51AM
Beautifully timed captures.

BURNSIE 8 25 4 England
15 Apr 2013 11:30AM
Great timing
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
15 Apr 2013 12:19PM
A very good image especially when you say not into landscapes.
Ayoob 5 Australia
15 Apr 2013 12:40PM
Great timng and beautifully captured - like them all .......GrinWink
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
15 Apr 2013 2:44PM

Quote:...I am no Landscape photographer...
Well, I'd be more than happy to capture landscapes and waves splashing up like this, Lillian! Cracking set Smile
Trev Smile
excellent captures Lillian
good timing and well taken

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
15 Apr 2013 5:40PM
The pano puts you in there amongst it, and getting wet.

orts 5 3 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 9:06PM
Nice shots of my patch, I hope you all had visa's for your visit we b a funny lot.
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 11:08PM
These are excellent images Lillian. I really like V3
xwang 7 55 8
16 Apr 2013 8:05PM
Great shot, Lilian.
CHRISB911 10 54 1
17 Apr 2013 2:20PM
great shot nicely balanced timed to perfection
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Apr 2013 11:39AM
fantastic scenery, love this big splash, my type of thing Smile
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 3:24PM
I have a friend that lives there! Such a beautiful place to visit! Wonderful shot Lillian! Grin

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