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Sandstone and Sky 2

By PatrickSmith  
Here is a companion view to last week's 'Sandstone and Sky', as I tried to line up the sandstone to the clouds above by moving down the beach. This one got me wet, but I wanted to get lower to capture a livlier scene with the wave impacting the rock.

This was about 1 hour after sunrise. I rarely see good light in California much after about 1/2 hour after sunrise or 1/2 hour before sunset so I made the most of it! But the last two weeks of stormy weather have changed that a bit.

1/15 second exposure @F22 with 2 ND grad 0.9's

Tags: California General Sandstone La jolla Landscape and travel

Voters: katieb, User_Removed, Hanners and 187 more

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katieb 13 255 4 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 4:19PM
What wonderful cloud formations - a great shot.
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Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
28 Jan 2008 4:21PM
as soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew it had to be yours Patrick, you've nailed it again as usual Smile
Brenty 11 12 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 4:22PM
Lovely colours in the rocks
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 4:24PM
Have to admit I guessed it was yours to, you have a quite individual style. Amazing sky

Cheers
Den
smw999 10 10 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 4:24PM
Superb!
Nettles 10 England
28 Jan 2008 4:24PM
This is more like it !!
I really love this one, the sky, waves and rocks with the composition are excellent.
Annette
danbrann 13 636 17
28 Jan 2008 4:25PM
And you succeeded Patrick.
britishlandscapes Junior Member 10 13
28 Jan 2008 4:29PM
Super sky and foreground detail

Derek
peely 11 13 England
28 Jan 2008 4:30PM
Amazzzzzing sky,top marks for this shot
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 4:32PM
Thanks for looking.

LOL Den, I wonder what my style is? I can't quite figure it out. I'm just shooting what I like.

Good eye Annette!

Patrick
MalcolmM Plus
12 803 5 Scotland
28 Jan 2008 4:33PM
Amazing sky, superb shot.
suemason 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 4:33PM
Lovely detail.Sue
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 4:34PM
Gorgeous sky Patrick, timed to perfection as always, with that crashing wave. Expertly blown up fg rock lol Wink

Mari
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 4:36PM
Thanks for your comments!

I got blown up too Mari!

Patrick
Cormy 10 3 England
28 Jan 2008 4:41PM
Top notch work,gorgeous sky.
Cheers
Alan
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
28 Jan 2008 4:48PM
superb shot Patrick, dynamic and full of atmosphere, that sky is quite intimidating. Excellent

Rgds
Dave
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3779 Canada
28 Jan 2008 4:49PM
Lovely, - slightly less contrasty than V1.

W
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
28 Jan 2008 4:51PM
I must say..I just looked on here a few moments ago to see if you posted anything yet and there wasn't anything..then there you are and with people waiting in line it seems..Which is a Good thing... You have got another winner on your hands.. lovely image and will be standing in line to see your next Smile
Beautiful colour and great detail, you feel like ducking the way the wave is heading straight for the camera. Just as well its warm in Canada. My nephew tells me you're having heavy rain in California at the moment, shame...

All the very best
Dougie
allanC 12 21 Scotland
28 Jan 2008 4:54PM
Instantly recognisable as one of your images Patrick, superb as always. I love the colours in this, and your other images, and the detail.

Allan
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 4:55PM
A superb scene; good foreground interest and a wonderful sky.
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
28 Jan 2008 4:58PM
Outstanding, well worth changing the upload!

Rgds
Paul
webjam 13 292 11 Netherlands
28 Jan 2008 5:01PM
That's 30 for this wonderful shot. Not the usual fierce colours of a sunset, but these natural and grey colours are great and beautiful. Teaches us that you do not always need a sunset...
Jacqueline
cdm36 13 391 7 England
28 Jan 2008 5:05PM
Ive missed so much, will pop back when i have time Smile
Hope your well.

Chris.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
28 Jan 2008 5:05PM
Stunning image Patrick, wonderful f/g and stunning timing on that wave...

Dave
BarbaraB 12 53 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 5:07PM
Fantastic! Plenty of movement in this shot!
martinl 14 268 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 5:11PM
I like this one better than the previous one Patrick (if I had to choose that is!). I think it is the crashing wave, that just adds that extra dynamism to the shot.

Martin
Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
28 Jan 2008 5:17PM
Knew it was yours from the thumb!

That sky is just awesome mate!!! Smile

Scotty
stuart_murray 11 38 1 Ireland
28 Jan 2008 5:25PM
i love the pic but the sky hurts my eyes and takes away from the picture
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 5:35PM
Thanks for stopping by!

Yes Dave, it was like a bit object was right overhead!

LOL Dawn Michelle, I snuck it in while you turned away.

Dougie, it is clear righ tnow, but some places have flooded so I hope to get some streams heading into the ocean while I can.

Jacqueline, this was about an hour after a brilliant sunrise, so yes, you don't need the intense colours all the time. I may put up the sunrise one sometime.

Godo to hear from you Chris. I was wondering where you'd gone.

True Martin, this has more action and is livlier and there is more sun here. The last one was about structure I think.

LOL Stuart, watch out for migraines!

Patrick
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
28 Jan 2008 5:38PM
Ah that sky again. But this time with the signature Patrick Smith mood!! Wink Superb capture once again.

Phil.
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 5:44PM
You have captured the moment with this one Patrick ...very well done!

gill
28 Jan 2008 6:00PM
Super foreground colours and texture meets an impressive sky. Really good
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 6:08PM
Thanks for dropping by!

Yes Phil, I added some extra drama into this one once I had the first one in the bag!

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 6:20PM
Thanks Ken (franken) for the award! I just spotted it now.

Patrick
28 Jan 2008 6:22PM
A lovely sky and great timing on the wave action too Patrick. Well captured.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
28 Jan 2008 6:26PM
Love the "soft" colour and the way the sky angles the fg. Paul
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 6:32PM
good timing with the capture of the wave, with that great sky again and detailed foreground, nice colours too without being over saturated.
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 6:34PM
Amazing rocks and sky and the spray adds the finising touch. Lovely image. Would definitely give this one wall space.

Sue
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
28 Jan 2008 6:35PM
It's THAT sky again Patrick Wink
Lovely light & the splash tops things off nicely with that drop of action.
Janet
Worth getting wet for this shot. I like the low angle. The breaking waves are great. I like the lighting and the cloud formation. So as they've all said before me: a stunning and beautiful image. JNC
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
28 Jan 2008 6:50PM
Not as good lead in, but a greater action with the wave

Peter
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 6:53PM
Thanks for having a look!

That was one nasty 'splash' Janet!

Yes Peter, this one is more about the water movement though I made sure I had a few sandstone formations going in the right direction.

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 7:14PM
Thanks for having a look!

That was one nasty 'splash' Janet!

Yes Peter, this one is more about the water movement though I made sure I had a few sandstone formations going in the right direction.

Patrick
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
28 Jan 2008 7:27PM
Amazing effevt with the sky Patrick, great movement, good timing to get the breaking wave

Malcolm
rangerpaul 10 19 7 England
28 Jan 2008 7:28PM
Think it's mostly been said.
An outstanding image.
Paul
ashley 13 167 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 7:34PM
great colour and detail

well done

Ash
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 7:41PM
Beautiful, fab and gorgeous. What more can I say? Oh I know - stunning!
Marilyn x
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
28 Jan 2008 7:55PM
Hi Patrick, I like the fg rock clarity and colours, the eye catching sky and the sea to the rhs but for me the crashing wave is slightly distracting and blocking my view to the gap in the clouds where the light source is eminating from. Small quibble really but it does mar it a little for me, you can tell me to mind my own business if you want since I suspect you tried hard to catch that wave. Wink
John
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 8:10PM
Wow Patrick, what a great shot, well worth getting wet, love the awesome sky, waves and lead in.
Bob
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 8:16PM
Thanks for dropping in!

LOL Marylyn.. I'll take anything!

No Problem John, that is why I get several different views with different elements emphasized if I get a chance. I don't get 'married' to any of them since everybody likes different things.

In this case yes Bob, though this weekend I got wet for nothing!

Patrick
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 8:27PM
nice one again Patrick, lovely claritySmile
Ange
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
28 Jan 2008 8:37PM
Thanks Ange!

Patrick
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
28 Jan 2008 8:42PM
Right on the money again Patrick superb

Brian..................................................
User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 8:55PM
Excellent
Mark
martin.w 15 501 22 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 9:39PM
That fabulous sky again....and for me the wave works.
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
28 Jan 2008 9:48PM
Fantastic work again Patrick . Love that wave . xx
Guernseydan 11 37 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 9:58PM
What a weather front Patrick! I like how that left rock almost echoes the skies texture and colour.
chinny 13 492 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 10:02PM
Beautiful !!
Alfoto 11 Wales
28 Jan 2008 10:04PM
Super seascape image and that fantastic sky. Great work.

Alfie.
ian walker 13 716 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 10:10PM
inspiring as always, thanks for uploading another splendid shot.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
28 Jan 2008 10:17PM
Very, very nice
Sezz 12 617 15 England
28 Jan 2008 10:34PM
Another stunner from this location Patrick, that sky is fabulous, perfect timing for that crashing wave!

Sarah *
Dotrob 12 Wales
28 Jan 2008 11:46PM
Great seascape, well worth getting wet for, love the sky.
Dot
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Jan 2008 1:51AM
This is wonderful Patrick, the wave splash make this one SING!

Jennnnn
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
29 Jan 2008 2:49AM
Thanks for your comments! I'm glad you like the wave.

Patrick
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 5:30AM
great lead in Patrick, what a wonderful sky Smile
chris
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
29 Jan 2008 6:45AM
Love that mackerel sky.Superb comp Patrick.
Tom.
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
29 Jan 2008 9:31AM
happy to be number 100 on this Patrick.
Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
29 Jan 2008 11:49AM
love those clouds partrick and the detail too as always a nice one mate
Dave
georg Plus
12 4 South Africa
29 Jan 2008 12:19PM
As always a lovely photo!!
Georg
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
29 Jan 2008 12:47PM
The sky gives the effect of being a ceiling over the whole scene. Great shot Patrick.
Brian.
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 1:00PM
about time you uploaded patrick....i like Smile
mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 2:19PM
Interesting clouds and interesting rock. Well done Patrick.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
29 Jan 2008 2:55PM
Thanks for your comments!

Yes Brian, that is how it felt too, like a ceiling.

True Maddie, this work thing is cutting into valuable EPZ time! The nerve of them....

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
29 Jan 2008 3:41PM
Thanks Thomas in advance...LOL!
Patrick
tmann 12 4 2 United States
29 Jan 2008 3:42PM
wow, another professional capture!!!!!!!
MikeA 13 1.3k England
29 Jan 2008 3:57PM
Plenty of fine detail textures and colours in this lively scene Patrick, much lower and those clouds would have crushed you Smile

MikeA.
49er 11 564
29 Jan 2008 4:01PM
These two would make a wonderful pair hanging together.. Top quality as always...
I actually could not decided which I like best.

Regards

Edgar
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
29 Jan 2008 4:58PM
LOL Mike.

I can't decide either Edgar. This has more drama though.

Patrick
dathersmith 10 558 12 England
29 Jan 2008 6:47PM
Oh yes, another fantastic capture. Great composition, perfectly exposed and what a super sky.

Darren.
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 6:56PM
Excellent work indeed Patrick.

Jeanie
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
29 Jan 2008 7:53PM
I'm late to the party, and all's been said. A fabulous capture and well worth getting some salt water in your shoes for (or were you barefoot?).
Anne
Nigel_95 Plus
11 262 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 8:18PM
Amazing sky and timing on the wave Patrick.

Nigel
exposure Plus
13 5.2k England
29 Jan 2008 8:26PM
Beautiful light and tones foreground detail and composition.
Pauline.
pfheyes 13 254 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 8:29PM
I'm not going to mention that sky. I'm not. No way. Never.

Wink

Pete

p.s. love it.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
29 Jan 2008 8:30PM
Thanks for stopping by!

Anne, the party is still on. I was barefoot, though I often use those open water shoes so I can walk on sharp rocks through the water. The temp year round is between about 12c and 16c. It even feels warmer in the winter sometimes than the summer. Probably because of the cooler air in winter.

LOL Pete, what sky?

Patrick
SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
29 Jan 2008 8:55PM
This is amazing great captutre
steve
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2008 9:57PM
This is beautiful. I think I like better than the previous one (which was excellent).

David
Pegon 12 78 1 England
30 Jan 2008 4:06PM
Just superb Patrick, great sky and foreground.
Pete.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
30 Jan 2008 4:07PM
Thanks for stopping in!

Yes David, this is a little more dramatic I think.

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
30 Jan 2008 4:51PM
Thanks for stopping in!

Yes David, this is a little more dramatic I think.

Patrick
30 Jan 2008 4:56PM
still not my favourite, but definately like this one more than the previous one. find the composition here more fluent, and well, that rock on the left just looks so cute.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
30 Jan 2008 5:14PM
LOL Koen, I know you like the cute stuff so I'll look around for more!

Patrick
shortski 11 3 1 England
30 Jan 2008 9:50PM
And so is this one!!...jojo
30 Jan 2008 11:09PM
Wonderfully composed, really like the textures of the sand and rocks and that sky is awesome
piccy 11 8 Wales
30 Jan 2008 11:10PM
Terrific shot.
Freda
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 1:23AM
I just came back to this shot and noticed a slight difference in colour cast between this and the last upload, despite people saying it's good to warm up an image i do think this slightly cooler image is more pleasing to the eye, maybe co's it's an ocean scene and blues are good here....just my tupence.
Bluke 12 303 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 1:34AM
Patrick its all been said .....Awsome..
Babs
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2008 5:29AM
Thanks for dropping in! I'm glad you like it.

Yes Terry, this is a cooler image because this was taken after the last one, so the sun was higher and brighter. At first I was thinking of making them the same, but this was how it was in the RAW file so I left it alone.

Patrick
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 12:19PM
Immaculate timing, Patrick, in capturing that explosive wave. The sky's a dream to look at and the textures and shapes of the foreground rocks have been masterfully captured.
wamp 11 276 8 England
31 Jan 2008 1:36PM
How in the hell did I miss this one! Smile

The clouds look so good and the timing of the shot with the braking waves is great

Sean
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2008 3:30PM
Thanks Ian, and don't forget a lot of luck!

I snuck it in Sean while you were sleeping!

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2008 4:05PM
Thanks Ian, and don't forget a lot of luck!

I snuck it in Sean while you were sleeping!

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2008 4:31PM
Thanks Ian, and don't forget a lot of luck!

I snuck it in Sean while you were sleeping!

Patrick
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
31 Jan 2008 4:35PM
Ooo...I prefer this one. The spray adds so much!

A Smile
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2008 5:08PM
Thanks Andrew. This one does have more action for sure!

Patrick
Chant57 Plus
11 395 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 5:54PM
Excellent timing with the crashing wave, a wonderful sky, and love the shape and textures of the rocks in the foreground
C
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 6:11PM
I do so look forward to your every upload..the spray is magical, you have managed to capture this just at the right moment.
Di
evelen 12 5 England
31 Jan 2008 6:25PM
wonderful capture wonderful sky and waves.
eve.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2008 7:37PM
Thanks for stopping by! I try to capture things at the right moment. Sometimes I luck out!

Patrick
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
31 Jan 2008 7:58PM
Spectacular!!!love it.Take care,AnnSmile
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2008 8:08PM
Glad you liked it Ann!

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2008 8:47PM
And thanks Ken (franken) for the award! You slipped it by me somehow!

Patrick
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
31 Jan 2008 8:51PM
A first class image Patrick, just what we've come to expect from a man of your calibre.
steve_r 10 England
31 Jan 2008 9:09PM
FANTASTIC SHOT.Great image true quality and thank you regards steve.
imagio 11 12 1 England
1 Feb 2008 7:40AM
Superb can't add to it its already been said

Bernie
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
1 Feb 2008 10:43AM
Top notch work Patrick,what a superb sky.

Steve.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
1 Feb 2008 4:24PM
Thanks for your comments! I like the sky too.

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
1 Feb 2008 4:59PM
Thanks for your comments! I like the sky too.

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
1 Feb 2008 5:24PM
Thanks for your comments! I like the sky too.

Patrick
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
1 Feb 2008 5:50PM
This is what happens when you hit refesh on a shot where you last made a comment!

Patrick
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
1 Feb 2008 7:04PM
Wow, the skyline and those cloud patterns just take my breath away, damn brilliant shot, it all bends together perfectly! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
1 Feb 2008 7:35PM
So much detail in the large version, nice work Pat

Colin
Just wonderful. Will
2 Feb 2008 5:13PM
Stunning image.
Christine
leons29 10 South Africa
3 Feb 2008 10:41AM
The composition is great and the angle you tried worked well. Love the sky
Leon
rosie42 13 7 Australia
4 Feb 2008 10:44AM
Gorgeous capture, Patrick - hope this finds you feeling fine!

Susie :o)
carriebugg 13 65 England
4 Feb 2008 12:56PM
loving that sky
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
4 Feb 2008 2:53PM
I'm glad you like it!

I'm doing fine Susie and I hope you are too. I see you have a few new ones, so I'll drop on my to see what you've been up to!

Patrick
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 6:29PM
Amazing fg, amazing bg, marvellous sand and stones, marvellous sky... I could go on and on...
A cracker, simply said.
Jo
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
15 Feb 2008 1:47AM
Thanks Jo!

Patrick
HUMIE 10 2 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2008 4:59PM
Awesome image...wonderful sky!1

*Mike*
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
23 Feb 2008 5:30AM
Thanks Mike!

Patrick
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
21 Mar 2008 2:39PM
Lucky 180 Happy Easter.
Dennis
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
21 Mar 2008 8:01PM
Thanks Dennis! I hope you have one too.

Patrick
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 12:19PM
I think the positioning of the rocks in this one reflect the shapes in the clouds better in this version!
Boagman65 10 2 1 Scotland
8 Oct 2008 10:44PM
Just seen this and it's superb love that sky.

Andy.

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