Taken at Rhossili Bay in the Gower (Wales) on Friday. I thought the front of the shipwreck looked very much like a dragons head complete with teeth and eye.
This seemed very fitting seeing as the headland in the distance is called Worms Head.
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mrcrow (3993) 2006-02-22 13:33
colossally great...points of reference everywhere and all integrated into a highly charged mood shot...
i have been over the worm...i think the bridge part had collapsed or was unsafe..
and i love the gower
but i have never seen it like this
Ann75 (0) 2006-02-22 13:37
WOW! My goodness, I can't enough of your beautiful shots! The colours in this scene are just stunning, the addition of the shipwreck is great. It looks indeed like a dragons head. I also like the distant view of the ocean and the land. Great composition, stunning colours and so much detail! Fantastic work, Adam!
Pjulin (400) 2006-02-22 13:38
Hey, a great foto indeed. Perfect sharpness and colors plus great atmosphere. It really does look like a dragon.
Bos (628) 2006-02-22 13:47
Nice shot with great colours and a very good composition, very well done
dabri (1692) 2006-02-22 13:48
this amazing pic go directly to "my favorites"
Vicky (1446) 2006-02-22 13:55
Words don't often fail me, but they have on this one! I don't think I've ever seen a shot with such amazing clarity and colours. You were certainly blessed with a wonderful sky on this day. Everything about it is about as perfect as you can get and it's gone into my favourites. (PS It would be interesting to know the exposure details) Best wishes, Vicky
KevRyan (22956) 2006-02-22 13:58
I know this place well Adam riding the breakers in on this beach - a really fine shot! Great light, colour, form and composition. The second night of our honeymoon in April 1979 we stayed here up in a hotel/guest house betwen your pic and the Worms Head - there was an enormous storm that night and it felt as if the whole building would be swept away - it was really something.
In the morning we walked the high ground behind the beach in your photo and found 3 dead white horses - it was some storm! So I can easily go with your imagination of the dragon's head here - the Great Worm of Rhossili!
best wishes Kev
Catspjm (153) 2006-02-22 13:59
Amazing pic Adam. Stunning capture of light and shadows. Very atmospheric. Well played
Jaro_SK (30) 2006-02-22 14:03
Absolutely beautifull, nice shot!
shangri-la (353) 2006-02-22 14:12
very beautiful landscape! very nice shot, colors... sunset
Jawa (591) 2006-02-22 14:29
I have not words for this picture beautiful.
vts_ch (2624) 2006-02-22 15:29
Hi Adam, Just discovered your gallery, and your tallent. I can see the time catcher signature, long poses, fluids flowing and softness. You are doing a great job, I always feel good when I see your pictures.
In one word BRAVO
nels (2623) 2006-02-22 15:51
hi adam fantastic colours in the sunset so many points of referance great detail of the wreck and textures of the sand/mud one for my favorites
spyros60 (158) 2006-02-22 16:22
I'm really jealous..
May be the best photo in here
So perfect like unreal
AthaPan (0) 2006-02-22 16:52
Hello again, Adam.
Good photo, good title and good camera, all together more than 2 smiles worth :-)
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-02-22 16:58
Well, knowing my place, I am not jalous, I just appreciate the result of your pictures and enjoy them.
Thanks for sharing them !
All the best,
Cormac (26565) 2006-02-22 17:33
Excellent! You have found a brilliant composition, with remains of the shipwreck occupying the foreground and pointing the way to the headland in the background. I really like the reflection off the pools of water, which lightens the foreground and helps to balance the photo. Great work!
Tezic (17867) 2006-02-22 18:53
The colours in this scene are just stunning.Perfect sharpness, colors and great atmosphere..
Wahclellaspirit (4095) 2006-02-23 0:47
Great shot with the shipwreck and the colors in the sky. Angle of ship is perfect with the V shape leading ones eye through the scene. I believe the wreck appears as a whale when it is breaching, only with large barnacles attached.
imoko (397) 2006-02-23 3:02
So beautiful photograph!!
A color, a shadow, an atmosphere are very wonderful!.
And I can review various images or thoughts from this photograph.
eza1701 (3345) 2006-02-23 3:32
Another stunning shot Adam, fantastic detail, colours and composition. I love the reflections in the tide pools and yes it does look like a dragons head.
cherubin (1971) 2006-02-23 6:10
excellent photo, this strange "monster" in this warm and colourful sunset, seems like a plan of a science fiction film...
lucinka (9976) 2006-02-23 7:44
Adam, as I already said many times. Your ability to chose perfect composition is absolutely outstanding. Great colors and beautiful sky finish the magic. Great work. L.
hopperfan (167) 2006-02-23 8:43
A great picture - beautiful color and very strong composition.
lewiz (1297) 2006-02-23 8:57
I've seen quite a few of your shots up before but I think this is the first I've commented on. To be honest, the photography you excel in is really not my sort of thing... that said, this shot is absolutely outstanding and I don't know anybody that wouldn't like to see it hanging on their wall :)
The beautiful rich sky makes it, along with the great reflections in the puddles. The 1:2 composition is great too, and works really well with this shot.
Thanks for sharing. Lewis.
ewasting (762) 2006-02-23 16:12
Simply gorgeous:)) real masterpiece
mokilu (128) 2006-02-24 15:46
Very good picture.Colours and shape are absolutelly perfect.
thanks for sharing this picture for "my favorites"
Jorgos-74 (106) 2006-08-17 7:21
Excellent! Fantastic picture!
modzi (187) 2006-11-01 6:28
Great composition, sharpness and very nice colours. Congratulations!
jpwashere (148) 2007-01-20 21:27
superior photo in all its technical aspects. no complaints on this one.
flatwin (2181) 2007-07-14 13:21
magique cette prise de vue, on pourrais penser à un image heroic fantasy
koker (267) 2007-12-07 5:20
Fascinating! Excellent shot. Colours are beautiful. And the dragonlike shipwreck; great composition.
lysy (222) 2008-12-28 7:02
Great Picture :)
coco (30439) 2009-04-07 15:21
Wonderful work with the composition and especially with this splendid light and exposure.
DRAKOLIMNH (1224) 2009-12-13 13:13
Amazing frame my friend the place looks so interesting thx for sharing
vizugonesailing (338) 2010-04-04 3:25
This is not just a good picture, it's a WOW! photograph!
I have a few good pictures, but none in this higher level I mentioned above...
NY--METS (86) 2010-04-18 7:36
Very nice photo, so its an old ship wreck under the sand? Cool
janraiski (558) 2012-06-14 4:42
absolutely perfect, no needs of words.
- Copyright: Adam Burton (AdamBurton) (8585)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 17-40 F 4L
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Shipwrecks, Photo's to remember IV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-22 13:29
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