I am sorry I am not very active on TE recently. I guess all people have better and worse years. 2014 does not seem promising to me. Today I was quite happy though that the weather allowed me, for the second time this year, to get out and explore the North East England. Seaham is a lovely coastal town in County Durham. It has a nice beach which I intend to visit in the summer, if we get a summer in England this year.
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tyro (24032) 2014-02-16 15:51
Oh, please don't allow yourself to get too depressed - particularly about the awful weather we've been having here. I hope that you have not suffered from any of the flooding that has been affecting the south. And from what I hear, other parts of Europe have been suffering from awful weather too. And look at the dreadful snows they have been having in North America as well.
But I'm pleased that you've managed to get out exploring once more because this is a lovely photograph taken on a beautifully clear day. I love the wonderfully clear sky and particularly its lovely reflections in the wet sand just in front of you. The simple composition works very well, the light and colours are gorgeous, your exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness, as always, are exquisite.
npecanhuk (74462) 2014-02-16 16:11
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
I specially enjoyed the details of the water and reflections of the lower fg!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week!
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-16 23:52
rzeczywiscie bardzo ladna pocztowka i chetnie bym taka otrzymala :-)
Latarnia razem z molem zajmuje tak naprawde niewiele miejsca w calosci, a jednak bardzo mocno rzuca sie w oczy. Bardzo ladna kompozycja z morzem i niebiem stanowiacymi dobre tlo dla latarni.
Swietne uchwycone odbicie chmur w wodzie, rzadko kiedy udaje sie to na morzu. Bardzo ladne, nasycone kolory i dobre swiatlo.
macjake (66604) 2014-02-16 23:59
At least you got out on this day :)
Lets hope for a few more days for you too!
You work hard, you deserve it.
Hiw often do we get to see clouds in the sand? Not very often at all, and to capture it here with this bg scenery is special.
a unique view from the beach.
lovely colors and exposure.
good to see you.
danos (96103) 2014-02-17 1:24
nice the view of the place with the lighthouse to be placed perfect in the frame.I like the calmly and the tranquility of the area with the light to enhance the vivid colours of the scene.
Have a good week,Danos
PS here in Athens today until Friday we'll have about 20-22ο Celsius,with the sky to be perfect for February.
lousat (89200) 2014-02-17 1:39
Hi Mariusz,beautiful capture of this skyline between water and sky,great reflections and a very nice atmosphere too,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (76345) 2014-02-17 5:27
J'ai toujours eu une attirance particulière pour les phares, surtout lorsqu'ils sont entourés d'eau. J'aime beaucoup la profondeur et le cadrage de cette composition.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-17 7:49
un ottimo contributo al tema dedicato ai fari. In questa è rilevante la nitidezza e piacevole il gioco di riflessi sull'acqua che bagna la riva.
Trovo anche assai piacevole il taglio verticale inconsueto per il soggetto che ha uno sviluppoessenzialmente orizzontale.
Ciao e buona giornata
Royaldevon (37593) 2014-02-17 11:24
Like you, I have found photography almost impossible this year and have had to resort to my archive to post shots.
I feel this was worth the wait!
The lighthouse, framed so well against the blue sky and introduced so well by the incoming waves, makes a good shot. Add the reflected clouds in the wet sand and the quality is uplifted by many degrees. Who sees the clouds before they see the Earth! It doesn't happen very often!
My warm regards,
PaulVDV (27854) 2014-02-17 13:47
An attractive composition in horizontal layers with the long pier and the lighthouse in the middle of the picture.
The clouds are nicely reflected in the wet sand on the foreground while oncoming waves are likely to distort that image.
I really hope you will get much better weather soon. At least, you don't live in an area that gets flooded (I think).
Best regards, Paul
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-17 21:50
Hello Mariusz - It sounds as if you have the English Winter Blues, spring is around the corner and soon you will be able to get out and explore a little more of the countryside. One place I would like to visit not too far from where you are is Brimham Rocks have you been there? http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks/things-to-see-and-do/
It looks as if there were quite a few people enjoying the fine weather here and your vertical composition with the reflected sky is most attractive.
Take care and warmest regards Rosemary
abmdsudi (52431) 2014-02-17 23:14
Two areas adding live to this shot; the clouds, textured water and bit of reflection in limited colour palette. The lighthouse makes a stark contrast to blue sky drawing the attention in and pleasantly exposed in fairly strong light. It's crispy sharp image, well observed and taken. TFS, Congrats
ikeharel (69213) 2014-02-18 8:49
Good evening Mariusz,
The view scaled by the people walk on the big stones pier. The samooth sea surface not telling it is a mid-winter picture, and good light collected that momnet.
The light-tower prominently draw the attention of the viewer.
Fine taken, and my hope you will have better and optimistic rest of 2014.
emka (94442) 2014-02-18 9:25
cześć Mariusz, Pogoda w niedzielę dopisała i mamy ładne zdjęcie. Wspaniałe klify kolo te latarni morskiej. Bardzo ładnie odbijają się chmury w płytkiej wodzie. Fajne miejsce i jestem przekanana, ze będzie lato i będziesz mógł korzystac z tej plaży. Znakomite zdjęcie, ładne kolory, ostrość jak zawsze fantastyczna.
Fis2 (95503) 2014-02-18 10:18
Ladnie umiesciles latarnie w centrum kadru.
adramad (44306) 2014-02-18 13:04
A wonderful composition vertically, showing us the beauty of the calm sea, only broken by the slight wave approaching shore, I love how you captured this cloud, in the splendid reflections, showing the foreground, fantastic DOF with lighthouse and its protective walls in the distance.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I love it.
Have a good day.
Sonata11 (33753) 2014-02-18 20:55
sliczne ujecie i przepieknie pokazana poswiata tych chmur. Bardzo ladna pocztowka. Bardzo ladnie wykonane zdjecie. Masz racje kazdy z nas ma jakies podle dni czy okresy w swoim zyciu, ale zawsze po deszczu przychodzi slonce. Bedzie dobrze.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam, Barbara
jemaflor (95355) 2014-02-18 23:11
Original presentation this lighthouse well framed in a focal point of your photo, nice Fg with the cloud reflection on the wet beach, tfs.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-02-19 7:47
Getting depressed a bit?
Is because of the awful weather, must improve, only some weeks and the sun and landscapes that England is full of them, are waiting for you to discover and post in creatives ways
All this is about this pic where you manage to include the reflects of the clouds
Like the pier, the people litle silhouettes and a lighthouse at the end
Wishing you a better weather, full of sun
claudeD (37786) 2014-02-19 9:01
wonderful picture with a well choosen vertical format and very good light managment.Excellent reflections of the clouds in the water.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-19 10:46
podba mi sie ten pionowy kadr,piekne odbicie chmury w spokojnej tafli wody,pozdrawiam
mcmtanyel (21362) 2014-02-19 20:26
This is a very pleasant postcard from Seaham. I like the portrait orientation that allows the cloud and its reflection in the frame. A well thought-out composition yielding a very pleasant image.
delpeoples (57266) 2014-02-21 2:37
I have missed you posting your photos, I always looks forward to them and to your notes and the banter we have. So I hope you keep it up and that 2014 gets better for you. I'm sure that gorgeous wee toddler of yours is keeping you busy.
This is a photo I covet for my own gallery. I love the symmetry of the clouds in the sky and reflected in the shallow waters. The soft blue tones are beautiful and the lighthouse in the middle makes a nice break in the image. Excellent vertical frame too. Have a great weekend, I hope you're not working too hard and are taking the time-out to get in amongst nature and your photography, it's great therapy I find.
jhm (150788) 2014-02-22 8:11
I know everyone has very difficult times, but you are back this is very important.
Your picture is a little bit small but attractive.
Wonderful panorama view about these wonderful area.
Sharpness and colours are very pleasant to look at.
Composition and presentation are of high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Cricri (117315) 2014-02-23 11:11
Belle présentation du phare avec le reflet du nuages mis en avant plan, douce lumière et couleurs, un beau moment mis en image
mesutilgim (93978) 2014-03-04 12:31
Very nice landscape capture from Seaham.
Your choice of portrait format fits well to your compo.
TFS and best regards
Waylim (25502) 2014-03-09 15:34
Being in that area, this kind of weather is very special. I have seen many photos with mostly cloudy and dark gloomy sky. I sure hope you get many nice clear day in the summer. This is gorgeous with wide openness and with this visibility and clarity, it give lots of depth to the image. The reflection of the cloud on the wet sand is really cool. Excellent shot.
willperrett (10149) 2014-03-11 13:46
I reckon the cloud is the star of this shot! That and its reflection of course. Nice balanced composition, and good natural colours.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-17 18:40
Hello Mariusz - sorry to hear that 2014 has not been good to you so far, but more photos like this are sure to lift your spirits - really creative and perfectly executed, bracketed by clouds but with great minimalism and simplicity between. Great idea. Thanks!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (35570)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lighthouses by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-16 15:07