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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 14 June 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Not just another view of Souter lighthouse at Marsden, South Shields.
You will find many of these sturdy wooden benches along the cliff top coastal footpaths that meander for about three miles. Many of them have inscribed brass plates dedicating the seat to the memory of a loved one who perhaps enjoyed these scenic views, or worked on the sea, or sadly took their lives near this spot.
A sad and sobering fact of life is that these cliffs attract those who failed to get the network of support that we all depend upon in life.

Three shot HDR made in Photomatix.

Pentax K100D 1/351 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm

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PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture et traitement 5****

14 Jun 2012 5:11am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

bitter or sweet ?

14 Jun 2012 5:17am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Fascinating, moody shot - enhanced by drama in the skies!

14 Jun 2012 5:19am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe et le ciel est magique

Bonne journée

14 Jun 2012 5:20am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Very moving shot with your words.

14 Jun 2012 6:11am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great image

14 Jun 2012 6:32am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice hdr

14 Jun 2012 6:44am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful capture. Nice day.

14 Jun 2012 7:02am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A very beautiful image and sky creates a splendid atmosphere. Good day.

14 Jun 2012 7:13am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

beautiful traitement.

14 Jun 2012 7:46am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great work!

14 Jun 2012 8:20am

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

very nice.bravo

14 Jun 2012 8:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent documentary Curly

14 Jun 2012 9:27am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great edition for interesting information ... I like! A hug, Adela

14 Jun 2012 9:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, not all Lives are long and happy . . but the Ultimate destination is the same.

14 Jun 2012 9:42am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very nice landscape. I love. The region where you live is great for making beautiful pictures.

14 Jun 2012 10:18am

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Great shot & a superb composition. Good luck & have a lovely day !!!

14 Jun 2012 10:52am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Like life itself, an image and post that shares beauty and its less beautiful aspects.

14 Jun 2012 11:19am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Great leading lines here Curly! A very dramatic sky to go with somewhat somber message! Well done! ;-)

14 Jun 2012 11:22am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Great grey sky fitting for the location

14 Jun 2012 11:31am

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Superbe traitement !

14 Jun 2012 11:33am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great composition around the benches ! Beautiful !

14 Jun 2012 11:44am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Oceans and beaches do attract some for all the wrong reasons, great work on the edit.

14 Jun 2012 11:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Powerful image, Curly. The path with its benches have a sad symbolism - that you portray in a very sensitive way.

14 Jun 2012 11:58am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

interesting landscape and the clouds are hanging so low. This looks like a wonderful place for a daily walk and of course bringing the camera along.

14 Jun 2012 12:05pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Sobering thoughts.
Wonderful spot to walk

14 Jun 2012 12:07pm

tataray from france, France

Wow... beau paysage et quel ciel tourmenté superbe.
Bien fait.))

14 Jun 2012 12:17pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely perspective , and your teatment always gives a fantastic atmosphere , Phil

14 Jun 2012 1:52pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Your brilliant POV, perspective and signature tonality have made this such a strong landscape shot!!!

14 Jun 2012 2:29pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Leuchtturm und Landschaft kommen immer gut an. Super Verarbeitung.

14 Jun 2012 2:43pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I really like the subtle touch of HDR here, enough to give that extra punch without being overpowering

14 Jun 2012 3:28pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastic composition with that bench just at the right place ! The HDR is just perfect... as usual ;) Have a nice evening :)

14 Jun 2012 3:29pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

This sky !! heavy..metal !!!

14 Jun 2012 3:45pm

NicoleA from Aix en Provence, France

hdr gives a dramatic atmosphere that suits to the nostalgic or sad stories of those beloved people

14 Jun 2012 4:13pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the HDR. A very dramatic scene you have captured.

14 Jun 2012 5:14pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Love the moodiness, easy to imagine sitting on one of those benches and absorbing the landscape

14 Jun 2012 6:10pm

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

A great HDR shot well done

14 Jun 2012 6:24pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very nice dramatic shot, wish i was there ..

14 Jun 2012 6:25pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Fantastic clouds, great mood.. a nice place for a walk...

14 Jun 2012 7:19pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

moody & thoughtful...the perfect spot.

14 Jun 2012 7:45pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

dramatic view!

14 Jun 2012 8:21pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful PoV captured here providing this composition incredible depth! And I love how much the lighthouse stands out in its red and white stripe pattern. Great textures in the clouds as well.

14 Jun 2012 10:02pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

I like the frame and treatment of course.:-)

14 Jun 2012 10:07pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

very nice POV and processing

14 Jun 2012 10:14pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful shot of these memories.

14 Jun 2012 10:36pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Superb composition & perspective in the photo~

14 Jun 2012 10:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent lines

14 Jun 2012 11:36pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent landscape and amazing sky !!! Excellent treatment, beautiful result ...

15 Jun 2012 12:44am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image and very moving. Unfortunately these days, I think there are a lot of people out there who need support from others.

15 Jun 2012 1:36am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A powerful HDR image, and sad but informative information about the cliffs. I've never thought of them in that context before.

15 Jun 2012 2:36am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Your HDR treatment goes so well with the overcast sky and the shadows on the water near the horizon. A dark, foreboding touch to what I assume is a pleasant place to visit. (Looking at the path, I'll bet the joggers use this area all the time.) Good work (as usual).

15 Jun 2012 4:37am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales Boy), Germany

I do like this idea with the benches,you see similar all over the UK.It´s a shame it´s not caught on over here in Germany yet.
Great compo and processing.

15 Jun 2012 1:20pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Anyway, I like the perspective. And nice HDR.

16 Jun 2012 2:30am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Such a wonderful HDR from you again! Great composition!

16 Jun 2012 4:08pm

C. Intempor'elle from Paris, France

Magnifique traitement HDR qui donne une dimension supplémentaire à ce paysage de beauté !
L'effet recherché est là, pour notre plus grand bonheur.

22 Jun 2012 1:41am

Pentax K100D
1/351 second
ISO 200
24 mm