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Glorious solar moments

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 24 April 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A more conventional framing for the Groyne lighthouse at the mouth of the River Tyne in South Shields. The Littlehaven Hotel with its views out to sea and along the river sits at the shore end of the pier on the left. I arrived just in time to see the sun set over North Shields fish quay and hung around hoping for some additional colour in the following half hour. Unfortunately it just descended into blue and grey!

I'm now starting to get a better handle on the controls of this Fuji Finepix HS30EXR, especially the exposure compensation control, which I now use quite extensively. All of the adjustments for this sunset were made in Adobe Camera RAW.

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Sophie from Doubs, France

so beautiful !

24 Apr 2013 5:11am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A lovely sunset, like the POV

24 Apr 2013 5:38am

David from Avranches, France

Beautiful sky Curly.

24 Apr 2013 5:39am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured Curly, this lighthouse looks like a North East version of ours in Burnham http://dougp.aminus3.com/image/2013-04-21.html

24 Apr 2013 5:51am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Superb, with a great POV (thought a little bit too noisy, especially at the top left- :-)

24 Apr 2013 5:57am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Grear colors and shot Curly

24 Apr 2013 6:00am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Yes, this is this moment. Beautiful composition.:-)

24 Apr 2013 6:13am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Interesting variation that places it more in the landscape. Glorious light indeed!

24 Apr 2013 6:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I feel sure that thing walks around at night, Curly . .

24 Apr 2013 6:27am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

The sky is wonderful. Good day.

24 Apr 2013 6:29am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture 5****

24 Apr 2013 7:23am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent cadrage, superbes tonalités. Bonne journée.

24 Apr 2013 7:27am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice Curly I've got to start using my HS30 mostly it sets on while I use my Nikon and my X-S1.

24 Apr 2013 9:48am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

wouhaaaaaaaaaaa!! splendide cadrage j'adore+++++

24 Apr 2013 9:52am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Diese gefällt mir noch besser als die vorige.

24 Apr 2013 10:08am

Devi from Chennai, India

Superb view here and a magnificent shot !!!!

24 Apr 2013 10:11am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What an interesting lighthouse - I don't think I've ever seen one quite like it. I absolutely love the colors here, Curly.

24 Apr 2013 10:54am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I think I prefer the first one, more striking.

24 Apr 2013 12:29pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

superb scene with nice colors

24 Apr 2013 12:41pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I think I prefer the one you posted a couple of days ago Curly! ;-)

24 Apr 2013 1:25pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for text ... very interesting! Today looks like a robot! A hug, Adela

24 Apr 2013 1:34pm

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Nice landscape!

24 Apr 2013 2:22pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Another beauty.

24 Apr 2013 2:25pm

Yair from Israel

beautiful colors of the sky

24 Apr 2013 3:13pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This is beautiful as a counterpart to the previous image. I love the variation in colours across the sky and in the water.

24 Apr 2013 3:16pm

Yvonne Simons (:|:) from Tilburg, Netherlands

I love the colors so much, really beautiful!

24 Apr 2013 3:32pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful colours!

24 Apr 2013 3:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of the light and colors. That's a cool lighthouse.

24 Apr 2013 4:45pm

Andrea from Salamanca, Spain

Colores tan espectaculares no se ven todos los días, muy buena! Saludos!

24 Apr 2013 5:00pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

It's been in my head all day, more lunar module than war of the worlds.

24 Apr 2013 5:02pm

Chantal Mandeville from Montréal, Canada

Good shot! love it!

24 Apr 2013 5:13pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful sunset. Lovely sky and colours. :)

24 Apr 2013 5:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the mood you captured in this one.

24 Apr 2013 5:38pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Just enough light after PP on the tower to give detail. Nicely balanced

24 Apr 2013 5:52pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

GReat light!

24 Apr 2013 6:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

marvellous evening sky, with a fascinating alien "war machine" ... ;-)

24 Apr 2013 6:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors captured here! And your PoV with the Littlehaven Hotel in the distance adds incredible depth to this composition!!

24 Apr 2013 6:28pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Some delectable sunset shots Curly. Got spring there yet :)

24 Apr 2013 6:30pm

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique!!! amitié

24 Apr 2013 6:42pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great composition.

24 Apr 2013 9:26pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Beautiful sunset and colors.

24 Apr 2013 9:41pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Marvelous atmosphere here! Great composition. Love the sky.

24 Apr 2013 9:59pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

That image is almost as good as the Mrs C update...

24 Apr 2013 10:03pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The shape of this lighthouse is really strange but the sunset colors and the sky are just wonderful Curly ...

24 Apr 2013 10:43pm

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

The color in this is fantastic ... glad you're gaining expertise w/your camera.
I am too, with mine, after seven months! ;(

24 Apr 2013 11:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A beautiful image of the lighthouse bathed in gold! The color is just gorgeous!

25 Apr 2013 12:04am

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

The contrast between colour temperatures is fantastic: the bright, warm yellow against the coldness of the different shades of blue and grey. Looks as is the clouds were trying to reach the horizon and disappear along with the sun.

25 Apr 2013 12:19am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

que cielo mas bonito Curly . sus colores son muy preciosos . un beso . Alejandra

25 Apr 2013 2:58am

L'angevine from Angers, France

magnifique la lumière à l'eau

25 Apr 2013 5:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice composition and beautiful colors.

25 Apr 2013 11:28am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great frame and series

25 Apr 2013 12:41pm

David from Scotland, United Kingdom

Another great photograph, nice wide view. Pleased that red lead paint is still holding up :)

26 Apr 2013 3:06pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Another fine sunset capture,,,,beautiful indeed..

13 May 2013 4:39pm

1/80 second
ISO 400
5 mm