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Crashing Waves

By quasimodo  
The same lighthouse as my earlier upload - the Tynemouth breakwater.

For scale, the light is approximtely 30-40 ft above the breakwater and the breakwater is around 20 ft above the sea...

This is a closeup view using a 1000mm Nikon Reflex lens (effectively becoming a 1500mm lens on a D70!).

Note the birds flying just out of reach of the spray!

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: riprap007, ardbeg77, paulcr and 25 more

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riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
12 Oct 2005 2:14AM
a fine capture, glad you had such a long lense!

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ardbeg77 Plus
16 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 2:23AM
Like this a lot - real feeling of holkding out against the storm. I'm not normally one to suggest altering a picture willy-nilly, but I do wonder if this would work better without the helicopter? Great work though.

stuwhitt 15 1.4k United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 2:24AM
Superb timing

paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
12 Oct 2005 2:24AM
Well done, great action. PAul
Shane136 16 63 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 2:49AM
well taken
12 Oct 2005 3:16AM
Great powerful capture.
mystery1962 16 23 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 3:20AM
well caught*click*
wing 16 456 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 3:40AM
Nice capture, great timing.

Melanie_M 15 168 9 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 3:54AM
Good and dramatic shot. The birds are an added bonus.
quasimodo 15 1
12 Oct 2005 4:02AM
Thanks Steve... I'm a bit puzzled by your reference to the helicopter as there isn't one! I suspect you were referring to the bird in the upper left? Perhaps you are right - removing it may do some good to the feel of the shot.

ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
12 Oct 2005 4:04AM
I'm still reeling from being dragged off early from Tynemouth!!!

Let Steve off - he does ahve a wife to consider after all... not that they should come above photography though!!!

Do like this one, pretty tricky to get right with the huge lens I guess, was quite windy and wet there.

Enough movement in the water to suggest movement - what was the shutter, 1/60th or so?
MarkT 15 119 2 England
12 Oct 2005 4:15AM
Nice shot.

elowes 16 2.8k United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 4:27AM
Great capture and for once I think this style of presentation works very well.

Only thing which could have made it better is if it had been taken with a CanonSmile

Should have read more about the lens, blinking heck, bit of a beast.
tom_231268 15 13 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 4:49AM
Great dramatic shot.

pacman 16 29 Ireland
12 Oct 2005 4:55AM
excellent, well captured
gwyn h 16 432
12 Oct 2005 5:33AM
Dramatic stuff indeed.
Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 5:47AM
great shot
ardbeg77 Plus
16 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 7:22AM
LOL!! A bird it is - must get my eyes tested...Smile) Sorry....

geoffwd 14 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 8:37AM
Good capture
alexanderL 14 3
17 Mar 2006 2:04PM
really dynamic shot wel captured

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