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The summer of rain #7

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 18 August 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another ship seen off Sandhaven Beach, South Shields as it hurries towards the sanctuary of the port and harbour. You can see the light of the north pier lighthouse on the left as the thunder storm slowly moved out to sea.
There is no way that colour could transmit the emotive drama of these shots, they just HAD to be done in mono!
Starting to see just how much distortion this little lens produces at the short end too.

FUJIFILM FinePix F550EXR 1/12 second F/14.0 ISO 400 14 mm

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18 Aug 2012 5:39am

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

Very mysterious . I love it . The light on the left is fantastic .

18 Aug 2012 5:40am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

I really like that gritty look.

18 Aug 2012 5:55am

Ricard Pardo from Girona, Spain


18 Aug 2012 6:15am

R.Pardo•noxeus from Mediterranean Area, Spain

five stars

18 Aug 2012 6:17am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Fantastic with the spotlight. The distortion doesn't disturb me here, it's part of the the triangle light

18 Aug 2012 6:51am

Slim from Abuja, Nigeria

Make sense...

18 Aug 2012 7:08am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb atmospheric image Curly I love the lighthouse on the left of the shot

18 Aug 2012 7:21am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Gritty, grainy, dangerous, impactful...spot on

18 Aug 2012 8:09am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful, dreamy view.

18 Aug 2012 8:16am

Florence from Paris, France

It delivers an amazing mood indeed. Defintely cloudy, rainy but how poetic.

18 Aug 2012 8:18am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Welcome on MARS !!! Love this catch ! well done !

18 Aug 2012 8:52am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

C'est plus prudent de rester sur le plancher des vaches :) Superbe série. Bonne journée.

18 Aug 2012 8:58am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Very powerful image, Curly - excellent work. And yes, monochrome works well on this one.

18 Aug 2012 9:04am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Perfect pinprick of light from the lighthouse

18 Aug 2012 9:18am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great spooky atmospherre... I like the grainy effect here, and the light is just superb ! Have a lovely weekend :)

18 Aug 2012 9:53am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle bande de lumière en fond fantastique cpatage et iamge avec ce ciel gris.

18 Aug 2012 10:08am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

special b/w very nice

18 Aug 2012 10:43am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Sailing into the light

18 Aug 2012 10:54am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Powerful B&W series...GREAT!!

18 Aug 2012 10:57am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

An image with a very dramatic atmosphere, you have captured this ambience very well, a great photo

18 Aug 2012 11:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great mono

18 Aug 2012 11:21am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic atmospheric photo, splendid with the existing noise.

18 Aug 2012 11:37am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Another great and mysterious one.

18 Aug 2012 12:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very spooky weather!

18 Aug 2012 12:05pm

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

Nice mood, with this B&W…

18 Aug 2012 12:11pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great series, mono is spot on.

18 Aug 2012 1:08pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Beautiful picture! A few lights in the prevailing darkness!

18 Aug 2012 1:51pm

P@sc@le from Nevers, France

Superb atmosphere and intense
I love the grain

18 Aug 2012 1:56pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic! so mysterious mood, i like this one very much......5*!

18 Aug 2012 2:23pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This is potent like the first in the series. An excellent series.

18 Aug 2012 3:32pm

Sylvie from Bords de Loire (Anjou), France

surprenant tout ce noir ...

18 Aug 2012 5:35pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful most intriguing ... a sea majestic! lugubrious atmosphere ... terrible ...!
A hug, Adela

18 Aug 2012 8:02pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Superb and full of narrative

18 Aug 2012 8:08pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A dark and mysterious atmosphere in this image. A little like a spy movie scene.

18 Aug 2012 8:41pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

But after the storm:)

18 Aug 2012 9:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Amazing shot! It sort of gives you the feeling of impending doom with that big thunderstorm. Great atmosphere.

18 Aug 2012 11:38pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This has a very moody and lonely feeling to it. Nice.

19 Aug 2012 12:07am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I agree, there is such a strong mood depicted in these images! Ominous and very stark. Gorgeous!

19 Aug 2012 9:45pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wonderful atmosphere - great treatment too

20 Aug 2012 9:10am

k@ from Paris, France

The less i see the more i imagine here, wonderfully cinematic & the grain is perfect, boat & light shine. Bravo.

20 Aug 2012 9:55am

gelareh from tehran, Iran

Noise on the image, it's a concept that helped
good day

20 Aug 2012 10:29am

Morris Taub from Montpellier, France

fabulous, what can I say...the mood, it's excellent...love the b&w treatment...

23 Aug 2012 6:26pm

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

Celle ci m'avait échappée elle est remarquable.

24 Aug 2012 8:36am

1/12 second
ISO 400
14 mm