Dunraven Bay on the Bristol Channel Coast of South Wales has the second highest tidal range in the world. On a spring tide the difference between low and high water is as much as 10 meters. Such is the strength of the tide that no two tides ever give the same result. Some days the rocks and their pools are displayed on others the sand is as smooth as silk. I've tried to show every structure and every pattern visible in this shot.
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hdl (6995) 2006-03-23 14:42
Hi Gerwyn. Great shot; excellent quality and colours.
hayzen (1017) 2006-03-23 14:45
Excellent quality, colour and composition.
B2B (0) 2006-03-23 14:57
erhanyilmazdol (185) 2006-03-23 15:42
Woow what a fantastic picture. Really I can not find correct words. I just want to look again and again.
ptibelo (3380) 2006-03-23 15:49
belle composition et superbes couleurs...bravo
picardo (2459) 2006-03-23 16:00
Perfect reflection for a incredible landscape!. Color are intense and sharpness is perfect!. Congratulations
guillaumejm (0) 2006-03-23 16:17
Wonderfull shot!. Every thing perfect. First composition with very good wavy sand, then water with wonderfull reflects and this rock to announce the beautiful and colourful cliffs. Sky is extraordinary. The sharpness and DOF are great.
Nothing else to say than BRAVO!.
Jribeirosantos (1916) 2006-03-23 16:18
Beautiful reflexion.. colors .. prespective!
Nancy66 (150) 2006-03-23 16:20
What a beautiful photo!
guaranine (0) 2006-03-23 17:08
great reflection and lighting. well done with this image. i love the textures.
eza1701 (3345) 2006-03-23 18:06
This is a wonderful shot Gerwyn, I love the vibrant golden colours, sharp detail and reflection in the water.
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-03-23 18:17
Très belle photo, d'une netteté parfaite, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs et les reflets dans la flaque d'eau ! Bravo.
pitai (3985) 2006-03-23 21:31
So much beauty, and at the same time so much loneliness. Perfect exposure. A very clear and sharp image. The point of view is magnificent. Hard to believe that landscape is from the UK. Superb! Congrats. Kind regards. Gabriel
mdetay (4865) 2006-03-23 21:44
Excellent colors, POV and DOF.
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2006-03-23 23:55
Very good image with great detail and depth of the coast. The golden light on the sand and rocks is fantastic with the blue sky.
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-03-24 4:41
STUNNING picture, with such sharpness. The open 'eye' in the middle brings all the magic to your image. Fabulous colours too. Cheers, --amz
baba_flies (8829) 2006-03-24 11:41
Excellent. Beautiful sky, reflections in the tiny pool, the color of the sand. Pure pleasure to look at this.
herbnallison (1109) 2006-03-25 16:15
Another brilliant study in textural contrasts. Again the blue sky looks unreal.
AdamBurton (8062) 2006-03-26 5:21
Thanks for your note on the tidal range here. I can truly believe it!! When we visited in the afternoon of one day, the tide was really low, on our return visit the next morning it was lapping right up near the top of those white boulders - incredible - it completely transforms the area and completely blew our hopes of hopping back down on the rocks to where we had been the night before.
This place is remarkable and you have captured it so well here in your shot with gorgeous light. Everything works here, from the patterns in the sand, the perfect reflection, to the lovely colours throughout. A brilliant shot of a beach that is already in my top 3 coastal locations in the UK.
lucinka (9976) 2006-03-27 10:34
Gerwyn, absolutely great POV. Perfect use of beautiful sand texture and reflection of the rocks. Well seen and captured. L.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-03-30 10:22
Hi Gerwyn - another expertly executed shot, amazing details in both the closer and distant parts, exquisite light, I will try a shot at it myself, I intend to spend a week or so in the UK in early september, I wonder what tidal surprises await.
alainh (35579) 2006-04-03 1:22
a young and beautiful gallery. always splendid light and heavy coulours. this one is really beautiful. it was the good moment. very graphic with the ripple marks and nice sky, and this little moon.
lukas (2067) 2006-04-03 8:57
Splendid view, beautiful colors and sharp!!! Very nice reflection in the water. Excellent job.
Nina (4965) 2006-04-04 17:58
Another great shot, perhaps a touch oversaturated, but I enjoyed it a grat deal.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-04-11 16:28
Fantastic shot Gerwyn!!
O enquadramento preciso, com o bom uso da técnica, aliada a otima qualidade fotográfica resultou nessa otima composição, cheia de vida e interesse.
Rodrigues (1035) 2006-04-16 17:30
Impressive colours. Great composition, with great foreground interest.
The textures are great and the reflection adds up...great work here.
spoolroxy (33) 2006-04-21 9:06
I love the DOF you have achieved here, the colors from orange to blue are awesome to see and your sharpness is A+ .. How did you get it so sharp ?
ozgur (191) 2006-04-26 14:03
like miracles of the nature. congragulations. great photo..
Loic_bzh (7646) 2006-06-12 4:10
love the contrast between the cliff and the dark clouds. Nice colors and good POV, especially with the reflexion.
Useful note. TFS!
jmhullot (0) 2006-06-12 4:12
What a shot! Colour, sharpness, depth of field evrything is there to make an awesome picture. Congratulations.
ephemere33 (9743) 2006-06-12 4:31
magnifique, les couleurs sont splendides et les details magniques ainsi que la perspective donnée a cette photo...superbe, bravo...amicalement Bi
stefi (1230) 2006-06-12 5:05
Hi Gerwyn, thanks for this shot and the interesting note. I really admire the sharpness, the choice of the POV and the marvellous reflections on the water.
Thanks for this beautiful piece of Wales.
crhieatt (5347) 2006-07-31 14:19
I see now that you specialise in awesomely sharp photos in fantastic light!
France (125) 2007-01-11 15:44
Wondeful light and composition. A great picture.
Krispyt (180) 2007-04-14 0:51
Fantastic. You've captured the patterns, light, and landscape mood perfectly in my opinion. Great work, finding this place at just the right time. Well done!
belido (19934) 2007-05-14 20:12
wonderful shot. Superb sharpness and colors. A masterpiece. Congrats!
serge44 (273) 2007-10-31 12:15
finesse des détails, couleurs chaudes concourent à nous offrir un bien bel instant
grigand (19361) 2007-11-18 10:57
A great shot !! The colors, details and compo are perfect !
guitianmiranda (5323) 2009-10-20 23:40
Just great! Colors, composition, light, elements (reflection included)... all in one.
Best regards Gerwyn.
- Copyright: Gerwyn Gibbs (gibbsy) (1535)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-08
- Camera: Fujifilm S3Pro, AF Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 ED-S DX, Lee 105mm circular polariser
- Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favoris #2, [landscapes] best of "Keltia" [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-23 14:37
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