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By MarkT  
This was taken in Craster a small fishing village in Northumberland. I didnít think I was going to get anything worth uploading, until the sun dropped below the grey cloud and then I spotted the waves smashing against the harbour wall. So I quickly set the camera up and I then spotted Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance, which Iíve tried to use as a point of interest. Also the castle fitted nicely within the concrete frame at the entrance of the harbour. Iíve also gone for a symmetrical composition rather than the rule of thirds.
I was lucky not to get drenched because the sea was breaching the length of the harbour walls - notice the seaweed on the floor.

1/8 Sec @F11
Raw ISO 100

Cheers for looking.


Tags: Sunset Waves Harbour Craster Landscape and travel

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conrad 13 10.9k 116
13 Mar 2007 9:03AM
Excellent shot! I especially like how the breaking wave catches the light. Well timed!


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Slaterm 11 496 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 9:13AM
well captured - the light catching the spray is amazing
Tbone 11 8
13 Mar 2007 9:16AM
This is a stunning shot..gritty undertones with a splash of colour that contrasts the former. Very Nice !!
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
13 Mar 2007 9:20AM
Superb timing well captured!

Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
13 Mar 2007 9:40AM
Lovely shot Mark!
Lights great and retained detail in the foreground with the splash of wave is great and that what makes this an exellent shot for me

13 Mar 2007 9:41AM
Excellent stuff!

TonyA 13 11 Spain
13 Mar 2007 10:18AM
Excellent image with the light reflections on the ground and that striking splash of water over the wall.

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
13 Mar 2007 10:42AM
Nice light on the wave but there seems too much enthesis on this side of the wall with all the debris taking up a large portion of the picture. The castle is hard to make out too, perhaps a crop from the right to the point where the lead in of the wall finishes would work better and offer more impact...?
MarkT 13 119 2 England
13 Mar 2007 10:46AM
That's the way I wanted it with the wall leading you into the scene up to the castle Smile

martin.w 16 520 22 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 10:47AM
Good detail and light, but the capture of the wave is superb!
dazzaman 11 631 England
13 Mar 2007 10:58AM
incredible mark
well done.
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
13 Mar 2007 11:52AM
Great action. A smashing shot.
iajacks 12 24 England
13 Mar 2007 12:40PM
like the splash and the gritty bits odetail n the forground.

well done ian
MarkT 13 119 2 England
13 Mar 2007 1:05PM
Thanks folks.

xinia 13 54
13 Mar 2007 1:18PM
great light and timing
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 1:36PM
Really well though out composition. Love the light that you've caught on the harbour wall and spray, and the way it's reflected in the foreground....perfectly timed to catch it like this too.

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
13 Mar 2007 2:00PM
For a quickly set-up shot this is excellent. Strong lead-in down the wall and I especially like the framing of the castle and the sea-spray looking all the world like a firework going off in daylight. I would personally crop about an eigth of the image from the left edge .... all the action and interest in the shot is to the right and just left of centre. IMO of course Smile
MarkT 13 119 2 England
13 Mar 2007 2:06PM
I did think of doing that Dave, I couldn't make my mind up so I just left it - cheers.

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
13 Mar 2007 3:40PM
Brilliant Mark glad to make it 30

msnapz 11 74
13 Mar 2007 5:06PM
wonderful light there, v good
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 5:10PM
well caught Mark
bricjen 11 United States
13 Mar 2007 5:30PM
I love that splash of color!
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
13 Mar 2007 5:58PM
an awesome image
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 6:34PM
A well conceived opportunity Mark.
corfs 11 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 7:59PM
Excellent. The sunlight highlighting the burst of water is beautiful.
MarkT 13 119 2 England
13 Mar 2007 8:34PM
Thanks folks, always appreciated.

Djemde 14 1 Tuvalu
13 Mar 2007 11:25PM
Stunning work, brilliant timing.
TerryBaxter 12 11
21 Mar 2007 9:55PM
This is just outstanding in every way. First-class.

jken 12 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 12:50PM
What a great shot, timings perfect, clouds are spot on to.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
14 Aug 2007 9:24AM
A fine and daring shot considering the weather and your precious camera !!

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