By chris-p
Leaving home at 1am in the pouring rain to takes's sanity must be questioned Smile

A place of raw beauty and solitude...'specialy at 4am.

f16 iso 200 1/8s Lee .75 Hard ND

Tags: Landscape and travel

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vimp Plus
11 7 Romania
7 Jun 2009 1:16PM
The right photographer at the right moment. Beautiful lanscape, good tones.

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Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
7 Jun 2009 1:17PM
Your sanity also needs to be questioned for staying at that spot with a wave bearing down on you!!
You got the shot though! Fabulous

cirrusminor Plus
10 380 3 England
7 Jun 2009 1:21PM
Oh WOW... Stunning Smile
AndrewR Plus
10 1 3 Wales
7 Jun 2009 1:27PM
Absolutely Stunning, fantastic capture especially the movement and colour!

wow really beautiful Smile
7 Jun 2009 1:37PM
magic shot chris....
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
7 Jun 2009 1:38PM
4am and also such strong wave! That's why I can never be a landscape photographer.
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
7 Jun 2009 1:42PM
Dunno 'bout that Cole....your pf has loads of good landscapes.

And yep i did get wet ....very Wink
7 Jun 2009 1:49PM
Wow, this is something else, stunning image and well worth the very early rise..
Suehh Plus
10 39 6 England
7 Jun 2009 1:51PM
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 1:55PM
tis an absolute beauty
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 2:03PM
worth getting up early for. great capture, beautiful lighting caught on the incoming wave.
7 Jun 2009 2:06PM
It's a stunner. Awesome wave and light. Some serious dedication there too..

7 Jun 2009 2:19PM
Beautiful image.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
7 Jun 2009 2:21PM
Well worth getting up early for Chris - love the light and details your have captured in this well timed shot. Good tones too.
Regards Richard.
7 Jun 2009 2:30PM
Yes, the sunrises are a bit on the early side just now but well worth it if you come away with a stunning capture like this. The light shining through the crashing waves and on the clouds is sublime.

7 Jun 2009 2:33PM
Wow absolutely superb congrats on a superb image well worth the early morning
7 Jun 2009 2:37PM
Stunning image,love everything about this one. Nice work.
7 Jun 2009 2:46PM
Well worth getting up early that's fantastic

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
7 Jun 2009 2:47PM
Powerful, Chris. Worth all that effort. Ron.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Jun 2009 2:57PM
Fantastic image Chris.Yes we are insane,got up at 4.00 and in West Wales at 8.00 only to be told no sailing to Skomer.Gutted.
Enought of me this is a gem.
7 Jun 2009 3:01PM
Simply Stunning..................
7 Jun 2009 3:04PM
Very powerful - a real sense here of the sea winning the battle against the land despite man's efforts.
7 Jun 2009 3:08PM
Stunning and just love that morning colours.

andy_AHG Plus
9 106 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 3:17PM
'Kin 'ell Chris!! Truely stunning capture. Top class photography.

Landlord Plus
11 25 1 Scotland
7 Jun 2009 3:20PM

Quote:'Kin 'ell Chris!! Truely stunning capture. Top class photography.


Couldnt agree more.

Interesting leaving at 1am, I was just about getting home at that time!
or was it 4am (just don't tell the wife)..
tripodted Plus
12 32 1 Northern Ireland
7 Jun 2009 3:54PM
Wow, Chris well worth the early start.
PS I hope you had your wellies on.
7 Jun 2009 3:57PM
Keep coming back to view this beauty, it gets better every time. Gets my award. Nice work.
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
7 Jun 2009 4:28PM
Thanks everyone..
Thanks for your award Andrew...really much appreciated.
My lips are sealed Phil Smile
Tom...i sympathize,frustrating i bet.

And this particular wave got me nailed and with no wellies either..
felt a right numpty Wink
sut68 Plus
14 2.0k 76 England
7 Jun 2009 4:35PM
The back-lighting on them waves is a bit special mate, sky is sweet too ... top stuff Chris!!!

lgc Plus
13 62 England
7 Jun 2009 4:44PM
well worth it, excellent!!
rossi Plus
14 142 11 England
7 Jun 2009 5:04PM
Superb, well worth the crazy early start. You should be proud of this its fabulous.

Nice image.
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
7 Jun 2009 5:38PM
Thanks again...and thanks Ian for your award,made the blurry eyed journey worth while Smile

Cheers Paul ...appreciate it.
dazzaman Plus
11 631 England
7 Jun 2009 6:09PM
ooooooooooooooooooohh chris, this should have a premier mate, one of your very best imho. this shot has everything.
JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
7 Jun 2009 6:22PM
This IS IT! POTW for me!!!!!!!!!!

SUPERB SHOT, Chris! One to be proud of! IMHO

MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
7 Jun 2009 6:41PM
What a shot Chris - award material and you 'should' get another one from epz Wink

Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 6:42PM
wow oh my .... this is some thing amazing

Zonda Plus
8 303 1
7 Jun 2009 6:44PM
Amazing is so right....I'm speechless.
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
7 Jun 2009 7:02PM
Blimey...thanks everyone.
Thanks Jouko, Mark and Leigh....much appreciated.
LeighRebecca Plus
10 267 10 England
7 Jun 2009 7:02PM
Well, it gets my award to add to any number of others which this is undoubtedly worth. Stunning.
martinl Plus
14 269 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 7:17PM
And mine!
Just a top notch image Chris, as Daz says, one of your very best, if not your best.
Kim Walton Plus
14 145 30 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 7:45PM
Powerfull image.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
7 Jun 2009 8:01PM
Well you were so rewarded for your early start, a stunning image Chris, perfect timing for the splash and the sky is awesome!

Sarah *
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
7 Jun 2009 8:10PM
WOW! totally stunning. what a collection of user awards, surprised this has not beem picked by the panel! lesley
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 8:19PM
Its pretty stunning large as well Chris. Full of force.
d3looo Plus
9 16 1 Slovakia
7 Jun 2009 8:25PM
Stunning capture!!! Absolutely top shot!!! Great job.

7 Jun 2009 8:29PM
a stunner
KathyW Plus
14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
7 Jun 2009 9:45PM
Cracking shot Smile
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
7 Jun 2009 9:55PM

Cheers Martin.......made up with all the awards,thankyou once again.
martinl Plus
14 269 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 10:06PM
No surprise for the HC Chris. Hope it gets upgraded!
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 10:13PM
Amazing image Chris, well worth the early rise

GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 10:40PM
'...........' speechless!

(have an award instead of a comment Smile )
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
7 Jun 2009 10:47PM
Absolutely gobsmacked...
Thanks...thanks Gilly for your award too and thanks team for the HC.
Diana Plus
11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
7 Jun 2009 10:49PM
love the energy in this

bfgstew Plus
11 668 105 England
7 Jun 2009 10:57PM
Bit on the special side this one!
Can see this getting to a PA and POTW, outstanding dedication and camera work.
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
7 Jun 2009 10:57PM
congrats on the HC.lesley
You have a very special talent Chris, superb.......
SueTurner Plus
13 81 3 England
7 Jun 2009 11:46PM

Quote:Leaving home at 1am in the pouring rain to takes's sanity must be questioned
- your dedication has paid off 100%

think I would be a sunsety type of landscaper myself - LOL
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 12:18AM
excellent and perfect chris, its all been said ,deserves all the attention
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
8 Jun 2009 2:29AM
Holy Cow! That is some big wave coming at you. Totally awesome shot you got....Congratulations on all the awards Chris....Sandy
newy17 Plus
12 273 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 5:11AM
Congrats on the HC Chris Smile
Stunning image well worth getting soaked for Smile
8 Jun 2009 7:21AM
Very powerful shot
thewaiter Plus
16 1.2k 9 England
8 Jun 2009 7:52AM

Quote:Leaving home at 1am in the pouring rain to takes's sanity must be questioned

A place of raw beauty and solitude...'specialy at 4am.

this is why I don't fo sunrises this time of year Wink

BUT have to say what an incredible image....
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
8 Jun 2009 7:56AM
Thanks very much...
Thanks Stewart for your award.....very much appreciated.
LesF Plus
11 182 9
8 Jun 2009 8:19AM
You'll be leaving home before you get back soon, tell you what Chris for this one shot alone it was worth it, stunner, have my little old award too.

9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 8:23AM
Chriscj Plus
12 96 1 England
8 Jun 2009 8:35AM
Rather special Chris. Congrats on your HC too.

chris-p Plus
12 66 England
8 Jun 2009 8:57AM
Many thanks...
Thanks Les for your award......getting lost for words now Smile
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
8 Jun 2009 10:11AM
Superb .... so full of drama
AlleyCatz Plus
11 274 6 England
8 Jun 2009 1:37PM
Thats a cracker Chris....well worth the silly o clock and the soaking Smile


8 Jun 2009 1:46PM
worth the early rise/staying up late(not sure which) and worth getting wet for. Should be upgraded to a PA at least.

Really love this shot - well done.
IanFlindt Plus
13 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 5:17PM
I'm lost for words. Astonishing and worthy indeed of all its awards. Many congrats, Chris.
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
8 Jun 2009 6:27PM
That's a little belter Chris !
paulcr Plus
13 1.5k 9 Ireland
8 Jun 2009 6:30PM
Wow, so dramatic! Paul
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 6:36PM
Truly amazing!

pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
8 Jun 2009 6:39PM
Can't add anything mate - awesome!

chris-p Plus
12 66 England
8 Jun 2009 7:29PM
Cheers guys....much appreciated
martin.w Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 8:22PM
As Paul's comment, but you have proved and then some that it IS worth getting up at stupid times to get quality such as this...superb Smile
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
8 Jun 2009 9:04PM
Thanks Martin...most definately worth the effort Smile
This really is a stunner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Spectacular and powerful - and beautiful colours.

chris-p Plus
12 66 England
22 Jul 2009 11:00PM
Thanks once again and to all who gave their UA's ....very much appreciated

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