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Hoping for a Sunset

By VintageRed
Some days, landscape photography is a gamble.

Such was the case on this recent visit to Saltwick Bay. Here, opportunities are often limited to a small window when the tide is going to be out at an appropriate time - e.g. sunset as in this case and further matching both of those variables with a favourable weather forecast.

From where I live, Saltwick Bay is probably two hours drive away, depending I guess on what time you're going past York. So one has to place a measure of trust in the weather forecasters and decide which of the BBC's three variable forecasts you're going to believe - the TV News forecast, the ceefax forecast or the individual forecast for the nearest location from the internet site.

On this particular day the weather was supposed to be sunny intervals!!!!!! Actually that's far too few exclaimation marks !!!!!!!!!!!!! That's better - I've got that off my chest now but I suppose that's the reason for posting this shot - to ultimately lend hope to any who find themselves in similar cicumstances.

On arrival, the weather wasn't looking too hopeful. Graually however, as sunset approached we were treated to some really good light as I hope some of the previous shots this week demonstrate. Sometimes you just need to out-wait the weather.

Thanks as always for viewing and any comments you might leave.


Tags: Yorkshire Whitby Black nab Saltwick bay Landscape and travel

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pmorgan 16 217 13 England
20 Jul 2007 11:10AM
This stands very well in it's own right, sunset or not, all the elements are strong enough to make this a real winner!

Chant57 16 395 3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 11:19AM
lol @ thats far to few exclamation marks. Your patience in out- waiting the weather has paid dividends. Lovely composition, great sky.
andytvcams 20 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 11:22AM
If you wait long enough it will come.

Put this stands on its own.

glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
20 Jul 2007 11:25AM
It's a great photograph which you deserve.
Fantastic perspective.
Love the colour and detail from foreground to sky.
Hope you get hundreds of votes.
LesF 16 182 9
20 Jul 2007 11:32AM
So the BBC worked in your favour I suppose Nick, but how many fingers and toes where crossed.
Super image by the way.

Les F
Glynn 16 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 11:38AM
This is a great series Nick and this shot is no exception. Great detail and well chosen perspective.
jenquest 20 561 1 Tokelau
20 Jul 2007 11:45AM
Like the angle, the drama in this shot makes it for me.
20 Jul 2007 11:51AM
great shot, lovely colour tones, love the dramatic sky, a well balanced all round picture good work

20 Jul 2007 12:18PM
Well composed, the sky is amazing!!

Richsr 15 91 223 England
20 Jul 2007 12:25PM
Nice Image - well worth the drive and wait.
well captured.
backbeat Plus
16 134 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 12:27PM
well worth the wait Nick...i sometimes consider getting up at that time and getting out there, but then realise i can't be ar*ed..i dont think i've got what it takes to be a landscape photographer somehow!

A fine image

20 Jul 2007 12:42PM
A superb landscape photo. I lik ethe low angle and
the light. JNC
RogH 15 7 England
20 Jul 2007 12:51PM
Great shot. Like it all, light, sky, detail in the fg & composition. We might have unpredictable weather, but at least that means a wide vaiety of conditions to enliven our photo collections!
MarkT 17 119 2 England
20 Jul 2007 1:09PM
Worth the drive and wait Nick - moody shot.

SandraKay Plus
15 233 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 2:11PM
Your patience paid off. Beautiful shot.
GaryR 16 1.3k England
20 Jul 2007 3:01PM
Superb shot. Very dramatic.

imagio 16 12 1 England
20 Jul 2007 3:14PM
Does'nt need the sun looks great as it is, looks very bleak area

Kris_Dutson 20 8.2k 1 England
20 Jul 2007 4:12PM
Still some tasty light. Smile
chrissd 17 304 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 5:05PM
superb composition and lighting, excellent
xinia 17 54
20 Jul 2007 5:18PM
excellent! the large version is terrific
Sezz 17 619 15 England
20 Jul 2007 6:59PM
I agree with xinia - large is good Smile

Sarah *
dianah 16 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 7:47PM
You have a stunning portfolio Nick..I have just come across it..the perspective in this shot is excellent and I love the colours.
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 7:51PM
Thank you all.

Thanks Dianah, very kind of you.

chris-p Plus
17 75 England
20 Jul 2007 7:54PM
Looks like you had a fine old time there..a great series
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 8:16PM
Best till last?
franken Plus
20 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 8:50PM
stevemelvin 17 675 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 9:24PM
Not orange enough! Only joking! Wink

Seriously, this works really well: the composition, the brooding sky, the sense of depth. Nice one.

martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2007 9:33PM
Some days? Most days more like at the moment!!

Again a great image Nick.
ric_1067 16 6 Wales
20 Jul 2007 10:24PM
excellent !!!! love the saturation in this.
Keelo 19 18 Australia
21 Jul 2007 12:37AM
Nice one Nick, excellent depth and a cracker of a sky.

TerryBaxter 16 11
21 Jul 2007 7:31AM
Lovely light and tonality; like the composition too.

ashley 18 167 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2007 11:38AM
nice composition with good light & colours

well done

looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2007 11:53AM
Lovely shot, I too get too many occurrences of bad weather days and when I stay in it turns out lovely! GRRRR!
21 Jul 2007 11:08PM
l think its absolutely beautiful nick, lovely mood and colours and textures, amazing the atmosphere and mood different light quality can create.. !!!

Nikki Smile
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 9:20AM
Just catching up this morning and missed this......smashing composition with great depth and detail.


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