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Horizon Of Fire

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Well what can I say. The lad who assaulted my son is being dealt with by the Police. His Mother and Father have gone absolutely mad and could not believe he did it. They were horrified when they saw the photos I had taken of the bruises on my sons face. The Police showed them. He has now got to apologise to my son in front of the whole school for his cowardly attack, he is also suspended for 2 weeks and is getting a few hours of community service and a caution. Although this was a brutal attack, the Police and school have been as hard as they can. I have to be satisfied with that. It is the first time this boy has been in trouble, hopefully this experience has scared him enough not to do it again, we live in hope.
Sam however is doing very well, although sore and bruised, he is looking forward to his public apology and getting back to school.

Now that's done, todays upload awaits.

This image caused me all sorts of problems, right where I wanted to be the sand was so soft that I kept sinking, along with my tripod. Not very good if you are using a longish shutter speed. I would get it all level, take the shot, have a look at the result, all blurred. Everytime I took the shot the tripod sank by about half an inch. While all these failures are going on, time is ticking by and the best of the sunrise was disappearing. Eventually the tripod settled and stayed where it was. Just taking the first shot after getting the tripod sorted and three dogs came running up from nowhere, all sniffing the legs of the tripod, I had to shoo them away before you know what was going to happen. I then checked and they had shifted the tripod. Aaaaargghhh. Anyway I finally got three shots off before the cloud enveloped the sun. Then rain, big fat rain, the kind that one drop drenches you. I must have looked like the Bionic Man putting the camera away, I think my hands must have been a blur. After that I took a brisk walk off the beach, looking like a drowned rat, up the fifty or so steps back to the car. I don't mind saying it, I was shattered, I needed to sit for 15 minutes before going anywhere. Not at the height of fitness these days. I needed a cup of tea. You know what I'm going to say next. Yes, thank goodness for the flask of tea. Instant energy builder. Well it is in my case.

Thanks for looking and for any comments and clicks.

Nikon D40
18-55mm, Polariser
F 22
ISO 200
Shutter 2 Seconds
Dedicated Flash, Handheld

Tags: Morning General Sunrise Landscape and travel Seaham beach

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Valerie1 9 68 Northern Ireland
23 Jan 2008 8:56PM
Very dramatic sky. Nice detail in the foreground.

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Cormy 9 3 England
23 Jan 2008 9:00PM
Drama all the way for you at the moment Andy.First its Sam (Glad he's coming on OK ) and now todays picture.Great stuff.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
23 Jan 2008 9:03PM
Great image, the sky is superb, well done Andy.
JudeC 10 6 3 England
23 Jan 2008 9:06PM
This is lovely - one of your best - I can't believe that the police have been involved and the lad brought to task - this has restored my faith in justice - Jude.
piccy 11 8 Wales
23 Jan 2008 9:07PM
Glad you've had a good outcome - terrific picture.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
23 Jan 2008 9:07PM
Wow what a powerful image, so glad Sam is on the up.

csr 10 3 England
23 Jan 2008 9:09PM
Cracking image go large
23 Jan 2008 9:09PM
Colours are amazing, well done

23 Jan 2008 9:17PM
This is a great shot, lovely colours and composition. Glad you got a good result with the police and school, and I hope Sams feeling a bit better after it all now.
Regards Cheesey.
Sweep 11 43 England
23 Jan 2008 9:30PM
One fantastic capture, and a good result for you're Son.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 9:33PM
A magical sky Andy..the colours are sublime, a great composition.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
23 Jan 2008 9:40PM
A stunning image, what a spectacular sky, such amazing firey colours
User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 9:53PM
Excellent image, great colours
Delbon 9 4 England
23 Jan 2008 9:56PM
Lovely image - spectacular sky - cracker
ringyneck Plus
10 315 18 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 9:59PM
Exceeptional sunrise.Great colours and still keeping the detail in the f/g.

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1713 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 10:07PM
Love the story - tripod and tog gradually sinking during a long exposure. It's a gem of a shot, and worth the effort.
Good news about your son, the school actually sems to have taken the matter seriously. Everything improves from here.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 10:23PM
Whatever the tricks played by your tripod you have come up with a really fine image here, Andy, there is a veritable explosion of colour on the horizon and plenty of detail at the front. A shot to be proud of.

Glad to hear about Sam; his assailant now has a record that he may live to regret.
Best wishes to Sam - and to your good self, of course!
trissie 11 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 10:24PM
A great image Andy, beautiful colours.
I am pleased Sam is doing well.

Trish x
sparklep 10 146 1
23 Jan 2008 10:29PM
Despite the trouble of your sinking sand...its a terrific shot.
23 Jan 2008 10:34PM
Superb sunrise Andy, excellent foreground detail, like this a lot,
23 Jan 2008 10:36PM
Great sky
phil_j 11 134 4 England
23 Jan 2008 10:58PM
Wonderful sunrise, and super detail in the foreground.

Dotrob 11 Wales
23 Jan 2008 11:11PM
Firstly let me say how sorry I was to read about your son, I do hope he is recovering from this terrible attack.
Super seascape and a great sky. Sorry for the lack of comments on your previous uploads, but as usual I am playing catch-up.
Regards Dot.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
24 Jan 2008 1:19AM
You and me-- I had to call Nikon today--asked them what to do, the batteries keep dying-- LOL after a few questions WE determine that it was way too cold out there for me or the batteries--- DUH! I am still cold and never thought to bring a hot drink along---

But YOU got a gorgeous image!

Well done!

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
24 Jan 2008 2:49AM
Despite all the trouble with the tripod - you ended up with a fabulous shot - that is an enviable sky to have captured! Next time, bring some bits of wood to put under the tripod feet Smile
Glad to hear Sam will be getting a public apology - that will help him immensely. Forward from here!
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
24 Jan 2008 3:19AM
WOW amazing shot
newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 4:56AM
hey andy well worth the effort this is a beauty stunning sky beautifully captured,
im glad of the outcome..
ps ive viewed this large on my new 22 inch monitor and it looks amazing,,,trust me,,,lol..
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
24 Jan 2008 6:55AM
A great sky captured

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 7:10AM
Well at least that's something - humiliation - hopefully! Glad Sam's doing ok.
As for the shot - it's gorgeous. Lovely colours in that beautiful sky. Have another cuppa on me!
Marilyn x
KarenFB Plus
11 4.8k 171 England
24 Jan 2008 7:16AM
This is gorgeous!! I love the colours and that storm passing overhead has provided some amazing cloud formations. Brilliant.

It's good to hear your son is feeling better, and the police have taken the incident seriously!
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 7:46AM
after all that you got a beautiful sunrise and a nice cup of tea Smile
So glad to hear something is being done about the incident with your son,
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
24 Jan 2008 8:34AM
Yes,at least something is being done here Andy.It was too late for my daughters pal.
Cracking image here.Terrific colours and what a sky!!
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
24 Jan 2008 9:07AM
Great sky Andy. Like the way the light is reflected on the rocks.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
24 Jan 2008 9:28AM
Wonderful capture, great shot, beautiful colours.

Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
24 Jan 2008 10:16AM
Spectacular! Great colours and foreground.
Glad the situation with your son is dealt with in a reasonably decent way.
franken Plus
14 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 12:01PM
Very dramatic.

turtlec 9 4 Northern Ireland
24 Jan 2008 3:49PM
Very dramitic and imposing, I can imagin it looking really well if printed at about A3 on metallic paper
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
24 Jan 2008 5:48PM
Love everything about this image ,but the sky is stunning well capt.
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
24 Jan 2008 6:21PM
Great sky
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
24 Jan 2008 7:24PM
Excellent shot great composition
rmr 10 1 Wales
24 Jan 2008 7:34PM
cracking colours andy superb foreground detail
well done
RoddBC 11 40 United States
24 Jan 2008 8:35PM
Wow... and wow again!

MandsH 10 England
24 Jan 2008 11:37PM
Glad to hear the update on your son - let's hope this boy had learned his lesson. This is a superb shot, such wonderful colours
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
25 Jan 2008 7:04PM
Outstanding sky, a dramatic picture.
Nettles 10 England
25 Jan 2008 10:35PM
Fantastic rich colours and an absolutely stunning image.
Glad your son is getting over the attack well.
chrissd 11 304 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2008 4:48AM
what stunning colours, excellent work
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2008 10:01AM
Amazing colours!!
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2008 7:55PM
Wow! thats some moody sunset you've captured Andy...Brilliant scene,great colour..........

SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2008 8:59PM
Glad the police got involved and the lad is being punished. The caution and a few hours community service don't seem much of a punishment really but I bet the public apology works well.
A glorious shot. What a sky!

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