High seas crash into Tynemouth pier wall
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waskahegan (0) 2004-08-23 11:46
very impressive shot, good timing and the framing is excellent.
Liora (1857) 2004-08-23 11:56
I guess that what they mean by "surf's up"... Fantastic capture well conveying the power of the waves with excellent composition and light balance.
gufo (106) 2004-08-23 12:02
Wooooow! Very powerful! Definitely a case of being in the right place at the right time. An excellent photo!
GrahamB (939) 2004-08-23 12:04
Great shot Ken. Good timing and nice lighting.
A typical summer day on the coast?
code2707 (95) 2004-08-23 12:07
Waouh, really good shot, i particulary like the light on the wall . nice composition. well done.
Nottinghill (1089) 2004-08-23 13:17
I like the colors palette you captured here and the tower looking like it was built of foaming water. this could be an illustration to so many stories, from fairy tales to sf.
btw: I think that this great shot deserves better framing
Hanssie (10429) 2004-08-23 13:21
What a heavy water, a great action-shot of the sea, very nice with this wall in good light
Galeota (10338) 2004-08-23 13:31
This is a very powerful nature photograph. There is tension and movement. The vertical orientation of the frame (perhaps a crop issue) helps in obtaining a well balanced photograph, all the elements (waves, pier, lighthouse) being perfectly disposed.
This could come out also as a very good B&W photograph IMO, which would add a dramatic atmosphere to the scenery. I like the contrast between the waves on the foreground and the (apparent) resteful sea we can see in the background.
efimoore (2126) 2004-08-23 13:35
Great waves! Good composition.
Tried to do a WS, I prefer the colors of the new version, but also like the atmosphere created by the colors in the original (which might reflect better the spirit of the place)
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-08-23 16:44
Hi Ken, you capture an impressive moment here, the waves are beautiful and the wall looks great and very strong, like Gal says, tension and movement.
It's a real greta moment!
kaychambers (1198) 2004-08-24 2:42
Flippin' 'eck! Did you get wet?
Great image. If my eyes are working today, it seems the lighthouse a little out of focus to me, but then again not the kinda place you wanna hang around to get that perfect picture.
Nice one Geordie chap.
Blimey, blown me points for today :-(
yesterday (9833) 2004-08-24 3:08
SPLENDID moment capture, excellent compoced, great light and contrast, love it.
Pts TM...............regards Kaj Nielsen
gardenwife (103) 2004-08-24 5:09
Fantastic! The highlights on the waves give them such depth. The perspective you shot it from is very effective, too, as the wall leads our eyes to that precariously-placed lighthouse. I can't imagine being in that tower with the waves beating against it like that. For that matter, I can't imagine what goes into building something like that in the powerful sea.
merpb (2001) 2004-08-24 8:45
Perfect shot Ken, No critisism just envy.
Nothing to fault, composition is great, timing spot on, exposure perfect.
Great shot one of my favorites now.
PS Regards to Nick
tchicoh (54) 2004-09-03 8:48
giganste !!! comme on dit il fallait être là au boin moment...de péférence comme toi élogné...les couleurs sont bien rendues et l'action de la vague est bien réussie...encore bravo...amicalement cla.....e
tcavner (0) 2004-10-14 14:54
I just can't stop myself returning time and time again to this spectacular shot it just gets better it has still got as much impact as it had the first time i viewed it. The light,the power and the composition does every thing for me.
cessy (13647) 2004-11-11 7:37
fantastic shot !! great capture of the waves, well done
Steft (5975) 2005-01-02 8:42
Oh this is the same coast.
Fantastic picture, full of action! Great colours and light. You captured it at the right moment when the wave just hit the wall.
Cpamoi (10391) 2005-01-02 12:04
lucinka (9976) 2005-01-06 4:08
WOW, this is what I call great moment!!! wonderful and strong scene and excellent composition and light. Well done. L.
MvS (4163) 2005-01-18 6:18
What a shot!
Congratualtions - I'll add it as a favourite immedately!
arth (1454) 2005-02-01 17:46
Spectacular shot and a perfect timing Ken .A very good shooting angle ,it's create a good composition. Very well done
fredon (5052) 2005-02-06 4:28
Fantastic composition. The power of the waves is greatly captured. Tones and light are amazing.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-04-13 10:35
Wow!!! Avery impressive and wonderful picture. Great colors and those waves are immens. Very good composition.What a motion. Great job.
alimo3 (6854) 2005-04-25 18:00
i like your work from picture of the sea,
but this one is really impressive !
beautiful light and waves together.
Michael (277) 2005-05-16 16:58
it'a very powerful picture. you captured these big waves with a beautiful light and a very good framing.
Pretzel-Logic (245) 2005-05-16 17:49
this one leaves me speechless what a strong picture !!!!!!
brigondino (98) 2005-12-21 12:30
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-17 6:56
Good capture. Seas like this are special in my book. Like to see those breaking waves. Likely too cold to surf though? TFS.
daninhoc (690) 2006-01-21 15:45
A really great shot, captured in the right moment!
krakowiak (4762) 2006-01-21 15:47
Great shot! The water and the waves are beautyful! I wish I would be at the top of the pier wall.. It would be exciting ;) and WET :)))
she (121) 2006-07-17 14:06
Hi Ken I like the shot just the sort of photo I like
picardo (2459) 2006-07-17 14:11
Wow!.. you've capture the strenght of the sea perfectly. Beautiful shot
Bluejeans (64249) 2006-07-23 11:47
ola ken , belo momento de furia do mar parabens !!!
anaines (827) 2007-02-14 6:40
Incredible, the power of the sea. Good composition, the wave breaking in front of the lighthouse!
Amphitrite (1716) 2007-02-14 6:52
Amazing instant shot ;=))
Well captured :))
Thanks for sharing,
Griet (506) 2007-10-12 6:14
Perfect timing and beautiful light
A good actionshot of a wild sea.
arnie (1803) 2014-04-01 2:30
A very dramatic capture, stunning detail in the waves crashing against the sea wall and shore.
- Copyright: Ken Cowins (Toonboy) (2539)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 20D, hoya Polarizer 55mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/450 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Twins? [Part IV], My favorite photos (16+1) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-23 11:45
- Favorites: 6 [view]