We were expecting the highest tides of the year on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5.7 m above chart datum, but there was also a ferocious storm from the north east which brought waves above the level of the quays. I took some shots through the window but did not think they were good enough for TE. Yağmur persuaded me to try. Some adjustment of levels brought out colour and contrast in this one before downsizing. The workshop shows the scene 68 seconds later as the peak of another wave arrives.
Damage in Dunbar was relatively minor; the harbour at North Berwick, a few miles away, sufffered much more. See Alastair Seagroatt's pictures and links.
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zoomer (6) 2010-04-04 17:41
Hello,I love anything connected to the sea and this shot is a dramatic and atmospheric rendition of it's many moods.Super light and colors.Best regards Wolf.
saxo042 (37968) 2010-04-05 11:28
An excellent capture of the powers of nature! Quite a surrealistic view of wind and waves. The WS is also very good! A very special picture with a lot of action and strength!
Docarmo (9767) 2010-04-05 21:47
The image accomplishes its role of showing us how furious was this storm! Very impressive!
Thanks for sharing,
Glint (6171) 2010-04-07 2:00
this looks wild and exciting. I was going to ask you if you managed to keep your hat on but of course you were indoors. Even so, I bet you were hoping your chimney pot wouldn't blow off. It's a good shot given that it was taken through your window. Your pp work has brought out the colours somewhat and those wee touches of yellow confirm that this isn't a b&w.
mafegan (8626) 2010-04-08 2:52
A wild storm! 2 good action shots giving a realistic impression of the event - what a sight through your window! Tfs, Marlene
Fis2 (107596) 2010-04-10 15:07
Your photo is interesting.
Excellent atmoscere, fantastic climate.
Good frame and light.
batalay (40523) 2010-04-11 20:15
Between the cresting tide and the howling winds I can see why shooting from inside was very much more appealing than braving the outside. Yagmur was right. This is a photo well worth submitting, as is the complementary ws.
I am reading an excellent book by Basil Mahon, "The Man Who Changed Everything: the Life of James Cleark Maxwell." I hope very much to visit Edinburgh again, and indeed to make it to Dunbar to meet you.
ymrk (15085) 2010-04-13 9:11
Very creative photoangle, sooo succesful perspective and pretty thought!I've liked the hard striking waves.
All the best :))
cihandoger (344) 2010-04-15 5:50
Stormy weather, what ı most liked. Lightning, waves, rain, thunder...
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-05-19 12:46
Impressive picture of the storm
Fine POV, excellent details
Have a nice evening
BWJ (3094) 2010-05-30 7:12
This looks like quite a storm; it is an excellent display of nature’s strength. Your POV is great capturing the waves crashing in all their fury against the break wall. A nice variety of color tones dramatize and document the severity of the storm. Your workshop is equally as impressive.
maloutim (9761) 2010-06-05 0:25
Not bad for a picture taken through the window!
It certainly brings out the atmosphere of the storm! It also lets us know about the environment you live in! There must never be a moment of boredom, living so close to the sea, and the port!
I tried a WS, but I am not sure at all if it's true to the real atmosphere of the moment!
jmdias (69340) 2010-06-14 3:18
here, despite the blurred image, we can enjoy how ferocious can be the sea. nice framing with the boat in a side and waves in the other one. I liked the stormy mood. nice job under hard conditions
Didi (60590) 2010-06-19 3:21
Nice view on the storm, terrific picture.
We had some big problems with sea and rain yhis year in France.
- Copyright: Winifred Sillitto (windosil) (1158)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon IXUS50
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-04 15:10