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Beach Life

By csurry  
Messing about on Newborough Beach last night, hoping for a decent sunset but making the best of what was available. Which in all honesty wasn't much.

So as I was tempted by some tree drag shots driving down to the beach, decided to try some horizontal drag shots of the sea, sky and far land mass.

Not everyones cup of tea, but an enjoyable hour or so and caused amusement to a few other beach dwellers as I had to keep taking a quick step back or risk even wetter trousers than I had already allowed.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Comments


5 Jul 2009 3:19PM
Arty it is, rather easy on the eye......

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5 Jul 2009 3:21PM
beautiful.
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 3:29PM
I think well worth wet trousers, good photo!
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
5 Jul 2009 3:36PM
Works for me, like the effect and the colours!

Sarah *
5 Jul 2009 3:40PM
Beautiful image!
AJG Plus
7 6 Scotland
5 Jul 2009 3:42PM
Like this
ian walker 11 716 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 4:10PM
nice image, worth wet trousers Smile
Woofmix 7 69 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 4:13PM
Nice abstract image

Paul
5 Jul 2009 4:33PM
Great abstract work.

Warm wishes, Iain.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
5 Jul 2009 4:55PM
Thanks all.

Not sure if the hotel will be quite so happy with the amount of sand that I deposited over the room as well off the camera bag and the trousers once they dried out Smile
sherlob 10 2.7k 126 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 7:22PM
Hi Cheryl,

I really like this. I've used the drag technique a few times on trees myself, however I've never thought of doing it with the tide. I must give this a go, as it's a really pleasing abstract.

Hope all is well, give my best regards to Lee and gang.

Regards, Adam.
Simon_Palmer 9 759 11 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 7:29PM
Very different for you Cheryl and, I have to say, very pleasing.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
5 Jul 2009 7:37PM
Have to admit it was all a bit ad-hoc. Couldn't get the image envisaged on arrival because thick clouds engulfed the far mountains rather than fluffly white ones that would take on the colour of the sunset.

The camera was also pointing down somewhat so there is a bit of an arc to the horizon. But then again, it's not the sort of image that is about perfection.

Always said Simon that if I did do landscapes it would have to be with a twist.

Left Anglesey early this morning Adam as I had to pack and be up early for work tomorrow Sad Didn't win the lottery again!
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
5 Jul 2009 7:41PM
Your arty farty side is showing methinks Wink
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 8:03PM
never heard of a drag shot - something new for me I wonder what it means!
MNPHOTO 7 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 8:34PM
brilliant
Mari 12 1.8k Wales
5 Jul 2009 9:20PM
Will you teach me how to do these next time please Cheryl Wink I really like this.

Landscapes with a twist sounds good to me Smile

Hope you 've dried out - good to see you again and meet your Mam too

Mari
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 10:19PM
Lovely gentle image with gorgeous tones.
Barbara
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
6 Jul 2009 11:59AM
As an abstract it works well, though I do have a slight urge to give it a little CCW rotation. However, if it's a Spot The Puffin competition then I have failed miserably.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
8 Jul 2009 2:02AM
I was trying something like this as we had visited a beach recently-- would be interested in your settings-- am assuming you did not use a tripod--

wet britches--- LOL!
Jennnnnnn
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
13 Jul 2009 8:53AM
This is my fave Smile

Only just catching up with looking now so Ive missed these.

I love your "twist & take" on things Cheryl and the way you think.

Its good to be different.....

Lee Smile

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