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Balmedie Dawn

By DavidLangan  
Taken yesterday morning at Balmedie Beach during a beautiful pre dawn display. The most vibrant and startling colours where between an hour and half an hour before sunrise, with half an hour to go the colours started to fade and dull.

I have been meaning to photograph this stream for a while (pretty sure it is the Potterton Burn) so with favouravable tide conditions I got my shot. I have recce'd the area with TPE as the shot i really want is the big blush of pre dawn colour right at the mouth of this little stream.

Tags: Beach Sunrise Aberdeenshire Landscape and travel

Voters: JAParsonage, PAllitt, maroondah and 28 more

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Comments


9 Feb 2011 8:05AM
Beautifully simple and lovely colours..

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PAllitt 10 3 England
9 Feb 2011 8:22AM
Fantastic composition and use of shutter speed to create a tranquil beauty
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
9 Feb 2011 9:01AM
Gorgeous scene with some real vibrant colour, nice one.
Devon_Wild 6 8 1 England
9 Feb 2011 10:52AM
Superb comp & colour, a beaut.
Rob
DarylH 6 42 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2011 5:07PM
Simple and stunning
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
9 Feb 2011 5:47PM
Lovely colours and tones add up to a great semi-abstract landscape.

Fraser
ianrobinson 7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2011 8:41PM
beautiful colours and tones here well caught.
9 Feb 2011 9:30PM
Wonderful simplification of the landscape, Dave.
Alun
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9 57 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2011 9:48PM
Good composition and exposure David ,i have often found better colours before sunriseWink
CathyI 12 344 3 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2011 11:50AM
Beautiful colours here, but I think I prefer the "in-stream" perspective of your subsequent shot...

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