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Storm over Souter

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 25 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Souter lighthouse just south of Marsden Bay, South Shields on the road out to Whitburn. A storm threatened, I got soaked as I set up camera on the tripod, three quick bracketed shots were taken to make the HDR in Photomatix. Moments after I had left, a massive beautiful rainbow appeared, this called for a quick turn around to capture it before it was gone!

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

Best best and even better then best :) Amazing image A+++

25 Oct 2010 5:03am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Nice one Curly. I love this part of the world, when is the rainbow coming

25 Oct 2010 5:24am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Fantastic processing and composition make for a superb shot.

25 Oct 2010 5:51am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

so so nice sky

25 Oct 2010 6:35am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

very well done, great idea to give the sky so much place in your fine compo

25 Oct 2010 8:26am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Love the light! Dark skies, a few yellow rays in the foreground-excellent

25 Oct 2010 8:28am

Florence from Paris, France

A lovely HDR with nice color/toning adjustments.

25 Oct 2010 9:03am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Wow! Superb sky!

25 Oct 2010 9:38am

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

The HDr really works in this image. It serves a purpose instead of just being for the sake of an effect ( or worse still to rescue a poor image.) Great image !

25 Oct 2010 9:42am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the low horizon line and the contrast between the red lighthouse and dark sky.

25 Oct 2010 9:54am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Excellent HDR.

25 Oct 2010 10:56am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely done Curly! One can almost feel the downpressure of the impending storm! ;-)

25 Oct 2010 11:29am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Beautiful and clean! Very good!!

25 Oct 2010 12:54pm

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A fabulous photo. I'd love to photograph this at some point.

25 Oct 2010 1:41pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

This is really beautiful Curly ! I like the dramatic sky and the way you've composed this wonderful image. Have a lovely day :)

25 Oct 2010 1:42pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

splendid shot indeed!great texture and strong mood here,BRAVO

25 Oct 2010 1:45pm

So from Avignon, France

superbe ce ciel chargé !

25 Oct 2010 3:25pm

salva from burgos, Spain

Great landscape. I like the contrast between greens and greys.

25 Oct 2010 3:53pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

The lighthouse is nicely placed, and the treatment of this shot looks great.

25 Oct 2010 5:30pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

just WOW

25 Oct 2010 5:32pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Wow, Curly. This photo is impressive at first chosen by the extreme framing, and i love. And then the strangeness of the elements fall into place Bravo ;)

25 Oct 2010 6:16pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Wonderful image, and perfect with the contrasting red and green and menacing sky! Great image.

25 Oct 2010 6:21pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

That bottom edge of the clouds over the land and water give that sense of anticipation [to the viewer as you were already wet :D ] of the storm to come. I do hope then we are going to see that rainbow too? Or did you post it already?

25 Oct 2010 6:42pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

always partial to a lighthouse...particularly ones as dramatic as this.

25 Oct 2010 6:59pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Stormy Weather's coming..........Keep covered,Curly...

25 Oct 2010 7:08pm

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe j'aime beaucoup ton ciel

Bonne soirée

25 Oct 2010 7:33pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovel shot.

25 Oct 2010 7:35pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

great contrast! lighthouse, that one in the movie " shutter island"...? just joking!
exciting weather,anyway!!!

25 Oct 2010 7:36pm

@flyingwind风飞扬: Oh yes of course (and I enjoyed the film too).

Alfredo Jimenez Casimiro from Burgos, Spain


25 Oct 2010 7:38pm

dulang from Santa Rosa, United States

very dramatic photo. I love the big sky and the dab of red in contrast.

25 Oct 2010 7:39pm

Mindi from Winfield, United States

Curly this is beautiful!!! So dramatic! I can't wait to see the rainbow. ;-)

25 Oct 2010 7:50pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

ce ciel est magnifique, j'aime beaucoup.

25 Oct 2010 8:13pm

M. Isabel from Lima, Peru


25 Oct 2010 8:25pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

This composition is just PHENOMENAL !!! Level horizon, sloping shoreline, dramatic sky and the little little lovely lighthouse.

25 Oct 2010 8:42pm

Anika from tehran, Iran

Yes, actually I also realized this, I

25 Oct 2010 8:47pm

myky from London, Canada

A dramatic composition

25 Oct 2010 9:14pm

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

what a storm wow!!

25 Oct 2010 9:41pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Great sky here, Curly. I like how you framed this. I must say that I prefer your landscapes!

25 Oct 2010 10:02pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Lighthouses can be very hard to frame. Nice job here. Sky is a good backdrop.

25 Oct 2010 10:59pm

Musaraña from Isla, Spain


25 Oct 2010 11:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of this vast and expansive view. I love the strong contrast between the gray sky and grounds. The red really "pops" here.

25 Oct 2010 11:05pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

ominous and fantastic.

25 Oct 2010 11:37pm

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

that red lighthouse looks amazing under the dark sky

26 Oct 2010 3:08am

Dana from Burbank, United States

The lighthouse pops. Great HDR, but not overdone. Bravo. And too bad about the rainbow.

26 Oct 2010 3:26am

carlyteen from Canary Islands, Spain

clouds vs grass, very cool process

26 Oct 2010 11:07am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Really like the composition! The red really pops.

26 Oct 2010 1:03pm

Dave Hill from Nether Langwith, United Kingdom

Really is a great landscape. Well done

27 Oct 2010 7:58am

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

que cielo!! impresionante!

27 Oct 2010 5:01pm

Gerard from Dieren, Netherlands

very dramatic. nice hdr.

28 Oct 2010 8:11pm

FLUORIT from Paris, France

Great picture : I just love the light, the colors, everything ! Splendid !

28 Oct 2010 9:13pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Very dramatic picture. I like it a lot.

30 Oct 2010 8:28pm

洗洗睡吧 from beijing, China

Great sky!
It's partial decoloration?

31 Oct 2010 1:58pm

Naren from Jamshedpur, India

Awesome. Dramatic!

5 Nov 2010 5:25pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Nice contrast, dramatic as well ! Like it !

7 Nov 2010 3:27pm

1/2 second
ISO 200
18 mm