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Saltwick Blue

By VintageRed
Second go. Thanks to davethelens, jeanie, MarkT. DiegoDesigns, Mounters and Tonyhanners for clicking the first time and to the several of you that pointed out the wonky horizon. Once I'd seen it, I couldn't get past it but how I'd missed it originally, I just don't know.

Anyway as I was saying, this shot was the last one of a mid-Summer shoot at Saltwick Bay. I had already packed my gear away when I became aware of the colours and just had to get the camera out again.

So my encouragement to all of you out there is: Be aware of your surroundings. You never know, there could be one last shot to be had.


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Tags: Whitby Black nab Saltwick bay Landscape and travel

Voters: Sabreur, Maddie, chris-p and 65 more

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jeanie Plus
18 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 5:46PM
Much better this time : )
Hanners 16 875 10 Ireland
6 Jan 2007 5:46PM
never noticed

paulfox 15 1
6 Jan 2007 6:02PM
great shot. didn't see the original yet but love this!
NorthernEdge 17 535 England
6 Jan 2007 6:04PM
the horizon looks a little flat Wink
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 6:08PM
Thanks folks.
lol @ Chris.
6 Jan 2007 6:16PM
lovely shot, like the mellow colours in the sky and nice reflections.

MarkT 17 119 2 England
6 Jan 2007 6:17PM
That's better.

VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 6:18PM
Thanks Mark
Briwooly 17 454 6 England
6 Jan 2007 6:27PM
Missed the first one but this looks great Nick

John_Horner 17 12 2 England
6 Jan 2007 6:35PM
A really super capture. Well worth all the effort.
C_Daniels 17 399 10 England
6 Jan 2007 6:51PM
Superb Nick - never fails to impress this location...

I reckon I'll get to this some time in the year, it just looks so interesting with a Stonehenge kind of atmosphere...
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 7:10PM
Love it, the late evening blues sets this apart from your other shots.
Must get up there myself sometime.
Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 7:12PM
looks like you had agood day out with good company
Slaterm 16 496 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 7:24PM
didn't see the earlier version but this looks great
DiegoDesigns 16 117 6 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 8:24PM
There's lovely! It was like straightening up a picture on someone's wall, always feel guilty. It's a cracking capture.

VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 8:32PM
Thanks Dave - much appreciated.
Malc_V 16 England
6 Jan 2007 8:46PM
Beautiful image ...wonderful colours.

sneazy 18 74 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 10:00PM
Great image - nice subtle colours and a lovely comp. I place I want to visit this year for definite!

TerryBaxter 16 11
6 Jan 2007 10:21PM
Special light and colour, Nick.

Possum 16 148 England
6 Jan 2007 10:33PM
Well worth unpacking for. What lovely soft colour tones, and the light is so beautiful.
BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 10:36PM
Beautiful light and reflections. Love that monolithic focal point.

martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2007 11:07PM
Yet to see any colour here despite three visits so far. Works for me Nick, I like it.
Tetters 16 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 6:56AM
Great picture Nick.....dont worry about missing the wonky horizon on your original post if they were giving out awards for those I would definately be a contender, its just really annoying to overelook something so obvious....the light and reflections really work a treat.

rhiw_com 16 24
7 Jan 2007 7:48AM
Beautiful tones and composition Nick. An amazing location.

Rg Tony
kim64 16 1 Scotland
7 Jan 2007 8:10AM
really like this shot

Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 9:30AM
Super composition, love the colours and reflections and it's so peaceful looking.

MikeH 17 218 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 9:51AM
Good comp,
sunshot 17 24 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 10:35AM
excellent shot nick, lovely tones, well done.

7 Jan 2007 12:56PM
The colours really kicked off.. moody and full of melancholy !!!
What poems are made of

superb !!!

thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
7 Jan 2007 5:52PM
Hi Nick,
It's all been said,moody,wonderful and full of atmosphere.Splendid composition.take care.AnnSmile
MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
7 Jan 2007 6:19PM
Happy 50th Nick, love the colours and detail in this. Well done with the reflection

JGroves 16 England
7 Jan 2007 8:16PM
nice work as always John G
martinl 19 272 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2007 10:32PM
I always look behind me when packing up, and the best light appears just after I have got in the car and driven off. Always looks best in the rear view mirror!!

Anyway, back to the shot Nick. Another good one to have hanging around in your archive.

Dotrob 17 Wales
8 Jan 2007 8:31PM
Lovely light and colours.These wonky horizon you dont always notice, I missed one of mind.
Pegon 17 78 1 England
8 Jan 2007 9:00PM
Lovely light and tones. Great shot.
shutter speed 18 370 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2007 11:05PM
That is impressive such mood and the low cloud base with the punch of light silhouetting the rock excellent image.

And I'll use one of my clicks on this.
(Rationing them now just in case there is a shortage)

TopsyTopping 16 51 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2007 1:29PM
A lovely calming image nick, a great shot!

Well done on a well deserved RC!

Topsy Smile
TonyA 17 11 Spain
9 Jan 2007 8:22PM
Fantastic view of the Black Nab. Love the mood.

10 Jan 2007 9:47AM
Hi Ya Nick,
So sorry I missed the 1st round, for I've never seen you having a 'Wonky' Horizon??
Yours are usually to perfection...Smile

(Will have to look up that wonky word as well...LOL!)

Anyways, this is a wonderful image you've produced, Luv that dramatic sky!

Cheers and Thank you for your kind comments, they are very much appreciated,
Suzan Smile

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