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By VintageRed
Thanks you all for your support of my last two uploads - I was delighted with the response. This image is from the same visit and is all about the slate/shale

I'm not a geologist and I'm never quite sure whether these are two words for the same thing or if not how to tell them apart. Tell you what, let's call it slate for the sake of the intro.

I'd seen what happens in this location as the sun sets on my previous visit. That surface can be treachorous at times and staying on your feet can be a bit of a lottery but it doesn't half conduct the light well. As the sun sinks, it's rays shoot the length of the bay and that is what I've tried to capture.

On a more prosaic note, the title works for me on a couple of levels. A key ingredent of this image is the sun i.e. Sol and because this bay isn't really on the beaten track, it doesn't seem to be a place overwhelmed with people.

Hope you enjoy and have a good weekend.


Tags: Sunset Yorkshire Saltwick bay Landscape and travel

Voters: phototime, sut68, Hugeknot and 68 more

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phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 10:15AM
Wonderful light and great sky,lovely colours and detail,beautiful image.

sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
14 Jul 2007 10:16AM
Nice one Nick, I must make the effort to get here sometime [and soon] Wink

jonlonbla 16 4 England
14 Jul 2007 10:18AM
A beautiful deserted scene. The golden colours in the slate, the lead-in through the slate, the scattered rocks and the headland combine to give a wonderful image.
Hugeknot 17 1.2k 2 Iceland
14 Jul 2007 10:18AM
Wow, what a great image. Shame about the sun though... could you smooth it out?
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
14 Jul 2007 10:21AM
Looks like a sheet of ice.Love the tones and an excellent composition.
Possum 16 148 England
14 Jul 2007 10:22AM
Utterly sublime light, makes the foreground slate like the surface of another planet. Beautiful work again.
LesF 16 182 9
14 Jul 2007 10:27AM
Beatiful light and reflections Nick.

Les F
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 10:43AM
Marvellous light and textures........fantastic work.

14 Jul 2007 11:50AM
It paints the light superb.. what a masterpiece..Smileits truly beautiful... golden QS award... !!! love the textures of the surface !!!

DYankee 16 6 United States
14 Jul 2007 12:02PM
What an astounding place. It looks to be quite inspirational. You've captured the beauty of the sunset display beautifully.
Dawn Smile
49er 16 564
14 Jul 2007 12:05PM
As above.. textures and light are great.. Nice result..
MikeH 17 218 4 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 12:09PM
Ice rink would not be far from the truth. Well seen,
Mike p.s. QS ?????? am I missing summat?
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 12:24PM
Thanks all

14 Jul 2007 2:56PM
Beautiful image, so well controlled into the sun.

Glynn 16 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 3:46PM
Yep, now thats a great image Nick and certainly deserves a lot of attention.
Superb image sir.

John_Horner 17 12 2 England
14 Jul 2007 4:06PM
A super composition. Love that reflected sky.
Nick_w Plus
15 4.4k 100 England
14 Jul 2007 4:49PM
Well Nick this deserves the RC - great depth of field and you have held the detail well through all the tone range - gid you use filters or HDR?

Sezz 17 619 15 England
14 Jul 2007 4:54PM
Wonderful sunset Nick, like the rays of light across the slate/shale, looks like a great place to be at that time of day.

Sarah *
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 5:09PM
Thanks everybody.

Cheers Nick - I used both.

_Helena_ 15 596 1 United States
14 Jul 2007 5:10PM
Fantastic detail and color.. unique. Great shot!
User_Removed 18 16 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 6:10PM
Looks like a great place to be, you ceratinly caught it just right.

stevemelvin 17 675 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 7:30PM
Excellent again Nick. I like how you've used the cracks in the scar as your foreground interest, rather than one of the rocks dotted around. And the light is superb. Top work.

MarkT 17 119 2 England
14 Jul 2007 10:21PM
Superb Nick.

BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 12:08AM
That light really does sing out. It's almost unearthly but very beautiful.

imagio 16 12 1 England
15 Jul 2007 8:23AM
Excellent in all areas

chrissd 17 304 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 8:49AM
perfect timing, this is a great image
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 10:39AM
Saved the best till last I see.
No HC? should be in my opinion!

brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 9:55PM
Fan-tas-tic! Breathtaking.
Nick_w Plus
15 4.4k 100 England
16 Jul 2007 11:08AM
Nick, I keep coming back to this, its the best image I think I have seen from this location.
AlanBW 16 20 England
17 Jul 2007 4:50PM
Magical work, the sunlight on the foreground rocks does it for me

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