this is dundrum bay, county down, northern ireland. it is a large bay on the irish sea coast stretching from newcastle to st john's point. in between are the beaches of newcastle, murlough nature reserve, ballykinler, and tyrella.
this was taken on the beach near tyrella as the tide was creeping in, shortly after sunset.
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yquem46 (38538) 2012-05-24 13:11
A nice almost monocolor picture
Very moody, quite romantic
Excellent quality, no need to say
have a nice evening
williewhistler (13541) 2012-05-24 13:13
I like the effect on the sea that the long exposure has had,most effective,very serene.
The clouds are just superb adding a fine touch to a well managed scene.
Best regards Les.
Gigidusud (14713) 2012-05-24 14:00
Beautiful landscape with nice color and fantastic atmosphere.Great job,i like it!
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-05-24 14:36
what a breathtaking view! nothing to say, awesome photo job, my compliments!
bema (26293) 2012-05-24 14:48
Hi again, Brian,
all persons who love the color blue, will be fascinaed by this impressive picture..
so thanks for sharing again, have good night, Bernd
tyro (19780) 2012-05-24 15:40
I believe that the best pictures in your gallery clearly demonstrate that the best times for photography are at the beginning and end of the day. And judging by your exposure settings, I can imagine that it was very nearly dark when you took this one.
The long exposure has not only allowed us to see what the eye probably could not perceive here, but it has also given a wonderful magical glow and smoothness to the water. The silhouetted rocks break up the seascape beautifully and the sky with its wonderful shades of blue and pink and its clouds lit by the setting sun is fabulous.
This makes me resolve to do some late-night photography: mornings would be nice but getting up early is more of a struggle than staying up late!
P.S. I don't know if I've mentioned him to you or not, but, if you like night-time photography, I would recommend a look at the gallery of one of my favourites on TrekLens - Daniel Orimoloye - his pictures, mainly taken in London, are wonderful though they are mainly city views rather than seascapes. Worth a look, though.
macjake (54940) 2012-05-24 18:12
oh i'm sure there will be alot of TE members really enjoying this one! i predict this will be very popular for you :)
What i really like is how the blacks break up the continuous blues.
wonderful atmospheric and landscape scene.
npecanhuk (63604) 2012-05-24 18:17
An explosion of blue color!!!
Soft light is wonderful too!
Chosen pov, composition and level of sharpness also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Glint (6165) 2012-05-24 21:50
Good morning Brian,
a beautiful and tranquil scene. Love the silkiness of the water and the way sea and sky blend.Simple but perfect composition.
Hanssie (10397) 2012-05-24 22:41
S U P E R B !
What an amazing wonderful piece of the world this is, such a serene and b(l)eautiful photo you've made.....
emka (76483) 2012-05-24 22:44
Hi Brian, funny name - Dundrum. Fantastic view of this blue bay. I love such silky waters. Excellent capture. Have a nice weekend
siudzi (33005) 2012-05-24 23:25
Wow! What a fantastic picture! Love this blue strong composition captured with a top quality. Very well done.
marcan44 (6223) 2012-05-25 0:10
un tramonto blu rotto solo da quel piccolo chiarore magenta.
Il tempo lungo di esposizione fa apparire l'acqua come un manto di seta.
Le silhouette degli scogli ravvivano bene il magico scenario.
Have a nice friday
SnapRJW (30687) 2012-05-25 1:40
Hello Brian - Serene, as only blue can be. The touches of reflected light on the water around the silhouetted rocks are beautiful. The slight pink tint in the sky adds just enough colour contrast for interest. Lovely, a shot to bring peace to the soul! Warm regards Rosemary
GiovanniG (2501) 2012-05-25 2:14
Wow, wonderful capture. The sharpness and detail are fantastic. Your colors are perfect along with the composition. Well done!
timecapturer (47518) 2012-05-25 3:07
love this! So blue yet soothing and irresistable. Love the light and the effect on the water which just shines like it has been polished. Wonderful shadows and dark shapes add to the effect as does the last glimpse of the sun's colours. Perfect!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
yaya13baut (3344) 2012-05-25 8:35
what a lovely blue painting !
a great effect on the water, just pierced by some rocks and an expressive cloudy sky make this landscape very attractive.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-25 14:34
Wow.What an amazing scene with superb colors and ligthning.So unique and peacefull atmosphere.Great job.Well done
Have a good night
dkmurphys (48088) 2012-05-26 4:00
What a deep calm composition. I love the infinite blue and the dynamic silence. Well taken, enjoy the weekend.
Janusz1974 (2814) 2012-05-26 14:09
The POV creates an excellent image with the foreground rocks.
Very nice colors and great fascineted sky.
delpeoples (52931) 2012-05-26 15:42
Oooh what a photo. Those blue tones, just as your title says, are so magical. I can just imagine the silence and tranqillity of this place, especially at the moment you took this. The exposure is spot on and the rocks really add an essential element to the photo providing good contrast to the dominating blues. And those clouds wow, you couldn't have asked for better. A lovely shot, I hope it's going to be hanging on your wall somewhere?!
Waylim (25184) 2012-05-30 11:34
Another one of your infamous blue hour shot of the coast. The sky with the clouds seems in motion, moving toward us. The soft texture of the sea give a wonderful feeling of peace and tranqility. Just fantastic with rich color and deep tone, yet very soothing to the eyes. Sublime image.
Congrats and thanks.
jemaflor (83046) 2012-05-31 13:30
So lovely blue tones, well captured, I like a lot the pink tone on the horizon on the right side.
patdeph (35748) 2012-06-03 12:46
I am impressed by the beauty and the softness of the blue colors, this is superbly harmonious, and I love the fews black silhouettes of the rocks and the great purity of this very simple compo.Magnificent!
BluSimo (9392) 2012-06-03 13:01
what a beautiful photo, all quiet except for the fleeing clouds. with almost anything, everything.
have a nice week
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-06-04 8:38
WoW! Speechless! Love the long exposure effect! The water is just smoothly perfect! The blurred cloud formations gives us a sense of movement which I really liked and the effect is tremendously beautiful. Superb work! Superb image! Great capture!!
annjackman (19025) 2012-06-05 23:18
This conveys calmness and isolation. An image that is first class because of its simple composition and beautiful colours. The silhouetted rocks are perfect against the silky water and fabulous sky.
Kind Regards, Ann
mesutilgim (82344) 2012-06-07 11:15
A minimalistic capture, with the taste of a monochrome shot ! Very good layout and compo.
TFS and best regards
ourania (29445) 2012-06-24 2:36
this is a brilliant picture that captivates with its magical light, chromatic tones and atmosphere. The simple composition enhances the suggestiveness and calmness the picture evokes together with a contradictory and fascinating sense of movement. I love the colours and patterns in the sky as well as the way the light and the shadows glide on the surface of the water. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday and week,
mjdundee (4663) 2012-07-12 2:09
there are so many excellent photographs waiting to be discovered in your TE account. Amazing shades of blue in this one. A perfect blue hour compo and the seascape looks like a miracle. Very well done and thank you so much for sharing this.
PaulVDV (21661) 2012-07-13 14:45
I really like how the blue tones of the sky and those of the sea flow into each other.
It's a beautiful blue world with only some smaller black rocks dotted over the scene.
Best regards, Paul
ilDottore (5252) 2012-08-20 18:09
I'm very impressed, indeed.
Shade of blue colour is just PERFECT, also composition is spotless with touch of pink placed exactly in the strong point.
Overall IQ is incredible.
Can I ask, what lens and camera has been used for this shot?
Keep up the good job!