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The view from Gypsies Green

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Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 14 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Taken from the top of the hill at Gypsies Green on The Leas, South Shields.

The sledges were out, the kids had disappeared below the level of their parents and the next snowfall was just minutes away. This view takes in Sandhaven Beach leading to the piers, the harbour, and snow covered Tynemouth on the north side of the River Tyne in the background.

Processed with a light touch of the Lucis Arts plug-in.

PENTAX K100D 1/180 second F/16.0 ISO 200 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa cette neige sur la plage

Bonne journée

14 Dec 2010 6:37am

Mijo from Rognonas, France

I like ! Sky, sun and snow !!

14 Dec 2010 6:53am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

nice shot great cloud
gives me a happy feeling too see all this families having fun

14 Dec 2010 7:11am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That looks like a big dump of snow just about to arrive-more fun-weeeeee!

14 Dec 2010 8:29am

Florence from Paris, France

How weird but exquisite to see snow on the shore !

14 Dec 2010 8:47am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Beautiful detail - great shot!

14 Dec 2010 9:30am

Franz from Baden, Austria

incredible cloudscape! wintersports activities next to the sea - a novel concept for us here in the mountains! ;-)

14 Dec 2010 10:08am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely colour palette Curly, but I think the horizon police will be on your case here:)

14 Dec 2010 10:29am

@grouser: Oops, I think you are right, I'd better hide.

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Great angle getting this all in. Strange to see so much snow near the beach ^^

14 Dec 2010 10:53am

thami from Morocco

Difficile d'imaginer la mer, la plage et la neige! Tout à fait irréel !
Bonne journée lumineuse et chaleureuse!

14 Dec 2010 12:09pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Good to see that you are enjoying winter Curly! Nicely captured! ;-)

14 Dec 2010 12:55pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

14 Dec 2010 1:48pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Amazing shot! A beach of snow! I like how your framing here follows the sled tracks down the slope.

14 Dec 2010 2:22pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Pretty much snow! But the colors make it look like a summer shot!

14 Dec 2010 2:32pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


14 Dec 2010 2:33pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

I really like this shot. Love the snow, the clouds, the people. Everything works so well here. Beautiful.

14 Dec 2010 3:04pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Eeeeeek! Evil white stuff!!! (I just fled that)

Neat image, Curly, seaside snow. You sure don't see that every day. Nice capture.

14 Dec 2010 3:10pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb ! Great work !

14 Dec 2010 3:11pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I didn't realize Hiroshima was so close! Those clouds are a sight to be seen. Looks like everyone is taking the sight in as well.

14 Dec 2010 4:00pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent composition and wonderful views. I like characters as small as tiny points of light in a landscape full of snow! In our country we are not accustomed to this situation. Snows here a couple of hours and sinks the world! Best regards, Adela

14 Dec 2010 4:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful scene for everyone and a fun day for the kids. Nice one!

14 Dec 2010 4:42pm

Nicolas from Switzerland


fantastique vue hivernale, avec les belles traces sur la neige, ce personnage qui donnent la touche de couloeur et ce ciel fantastique.
Merci et belle soirée

14 Dec 2010 5:40pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Brrr - cold but beautiful.

14 Dec 2010 6:44pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

love this almost otherworldly rendition of this planet! I think the PP works perfectly - crisp and animated!

14 Dec 2010 7:01pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful sunny winter scene...very nice and that is some lovely cloud out there...

14 Dec 2010 7:17pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

you had a fair dump of snow up there!

14 Dec 2010 7:29pm

@Ted: It is now nineteen days since it first arrived, there are still some hard to remove chunks of ice around. I guess they'll still be there when the next lot arrives this weekend.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely love this composition and your processing, fantastic scene

14 Dec 2010 8:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful photo with the snow and the water and those clouds!

14 Dec 2010 9:09pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the colours against the snow.

14 Dec 2010 9:39pm

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

love this one the sky is sooo pretty too!!!

14 Dec 2010 10:20pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Another super shot Curly. The clouds are amazing and the people on the beach must be happy.Nice compo.

14 Dec 2010 10:35pm

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

lovely whites

15 Dec 2010 4:09am

Look13 from Marseille, France

A fantastic cloudy sky !!!!
Good work, with a special light.
Great cheer.

15 Dec 2010 8:39am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

So much of whites in this lovely winter scene...I like the colourful people and big clouds too...

15 Dec 2010 9:31am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition

15 Dec 2010 9:01pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

I don't usually get to see snow on a beach..this is very interesting and amazing, to me...
looks so crisp and...cold! :)

16 Dec 2010 5:39am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Super shot! Sort of 'white sands', no?

16 Dec 2010 11:29pm

1/180 second
ISO 200
60 mm (35mm equiv.)