Hand Placed

By Dave_Henderson    
Awoke to the alarm at 02:30, peered out of the window to see a reasonably clear sky and decided to have a trip to Cambois beach with the idea of taking some shots of water swirling around the old posts. On arrival I studied the scene and decided to scrap the idea of swirling water after I saw the stream of runnung water cutting it's way through a sand bar.
Tried to compose a shot but just could'nt manage to balance the composition of the foreground.
I was set up around ten yards down from the high water mark so decided to hump some rocks down and place them in the wet sand which seemed to work.
Took a load of shots with the rocks in different positions after letting the stream wash away my footprints. As the sun rose above the horizon I got my eye on the light shining on the edge of the sand bar and decided to go for it then had to compose the scene again so as to illiminate the sun and the flare. Quite pleased with the result.

Large is better if you've time.

Tags: Northumberland Beach Sunrise Dawn Cambois Landscape and travel

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Jul 2010 8:53AM
Like the composition and the great side light in this one Dave, nice tones too. Certainly well worth the early start.
regards Richard

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23 Jul 2010 8:57AM
A superb image with a real 'early morning' atmosphere and some powerful perspective.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 8:58AM
Superb scene.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 9:06AM
fantastic light a stunning capture dave Wink
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
23 Jul 2010 9:37AM
Light and composition are fabulous Dave!

onewildworld 16 696 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 10:24AM
Very nicely done and worth the effort. Good processing to to bring out the detail through the image.
23 Jul 2010 10:38AM
Fabulous image, well done Dave !

Great shot Dave,well worth the effort as it's certainly paid off m8

Hope all is ok m8


Landlord 11 25 1 Scotland
23 Jul 2010 11:23AM
Just love you guys that cen get up at 2.30.......just about my bedtime!

Worth it though, I must say.

Not to sure about the marks at the top of the image Dave.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
23 Jul 2010 1:16PM
youve added a nice bit of FG interest there. nicely done.lesley
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 5:22PM
Great sunlight, really like the way you have positioned the rocks.
michaelcombe 8 46 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 5:50PM
Very nice mate, those rocks have come in rather handy recently, you didn't have too far to carry them though!

JouŠo 14 56 Finland
23 Jul 2010 6:12PM
quality as ever, Dave.....................

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 8:26PM
nice lead in and light DAve
Have a great weekend
Bonico 8 Romania
18 Sep 2010 7:34AM
Nice scene, good exposure/colors/clarity, great light, well taken!

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