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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 Plus
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 Plus
11 496 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 9:13AM
well captured - the light catching the spray is amazing
Tbone Plus
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 Plus
11 217 13 England
13 Mar 2007 9:20AM
Superb timing well captured!

Tandberg Plus
14 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 Plus
12 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 Plus
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 Plus
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 Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 10:47AM
Good detail and light, but the capture of the wave is superb!
dazzaman Plus
11 631 England
13 Mar 2007 10:58AM
incredible mark
well done.
13 Mar 2007 11:52AM
Great action. A smashing shot.
iajacks Plus
12 24 England
13 Mar 2007 12:40PM
like the splash and the gritty bits odetail n the forground.

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

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

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

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

jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 12:50PM
What a great shot, timings perfect, clouds are spot on to.

Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
14 Aug 2007 9:24AM
A fine and daring shot considering the weather and your precious camera !!

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