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Scorch on the rocks.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 25 April 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I quite enjoyed shooting this sunset down at the Groyne in South Shields. Here we see the colours reflected on the River Tyne and a wider view taking in the rocks which anchor the pier and a broader expanse of sky. I appreciate the extra width at the short end of this massive zoom lens.

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.

Mrs. Curly has now completed the latest course of her treatment and is being nursed at home, she is doing quite well and is able to get about again. Necessarily I have to devote most of my time to her and the children, so for now reciprocal visits to your pages will be very limited, but I do appreciate reading your comments.

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/240 second F/3.2 ISO 100 6 mm

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Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Bonita composición y preciosos colores.

25 Apr 2013 5:05am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

25 Apr 2013 5:19am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I like the way you've composed this with the rocks and river curving toward that wonderful afterglow. The Fuji seems to be giving some lovely results in your hands Curly

25 Apr 2013 5:55am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautiful sunset

25 Apr 2013 6:11am

Devi from Chennai, India

Absolutely awesome shot Curly...The sunset - dazzle on the river looks great :-)))

25 Apr 2013 6:27am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

I like the golden glow set against the darker colours.

25 Apr 2013 6:57am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty shot

25 Apr 2013 7:31am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nicely composed , I like this golden colors , Phil

25 Apr 2013 8:23am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden


25 Apr 2013 8:24am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Sky looks like colorful canvas...beautiful.

25 Apr 2013 8:45am

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

Great title :-) You can´t beat a bit of Fuji and I´m glad your enjoying yours (Maybe you´ll step up to the X-S1 like me next !!)

25 Apr 2013 10:14am

franz from Baden, Austria

love the scope of light and the powerful colour scheme !

25 Apr 2013 10:46am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful landscape, Curly - the light reflecting off the water is beautiful.

25 Apr 2013 11:03am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Glad to know your lady is doing better:) Nice capture I'm gonna check out the new HS50exr may or may not buy but the zoom is actually great on it than the HS 30 or the

Nice and very glad to hear your lady is feeling better:)


25 Apr 2013 11:15am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful colors ! Very beautiful sunset !

25 Apr 2013 11:19am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb colour especially on the reflections

25 Apr 2013 12:07pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France


25 Apr 2013 12:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful colours in this shot Curly! The perfect ending to any day! ;-)

25 Apr 2013 12:39pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

What a beautiful sky, doubly nice with the reflections.

25 Apr 2013 12:55pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

best so far and nice title too :)

25 Apr 2013 1:28pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une merveille les couleurs et la lumière, superbe image. ***** Bonne journée.

25 Apr 2013 2:39pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful view and the best title I have seen today !

25 Apr 2013 3:06pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful frame, colors & lights!

25 Apr 2013 3:06pm

Maryvonne from Sorel, Canada


25 Apr 2013 3:19pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive ... light and color. Hugs to you and your wife... Best regards, Adela

25 Apr 2013 3:51pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

5 stars for this great capture

25 Apr 2013 4:17pm

HOTE ~ from Tehran, Iran

nice frame,
colors are absorbing.

25 Apr 2013 4:27pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful photo !

25 Apr 2013 4:34pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This series of sunset in South-shields is a dream!
I glad to hear the Mrs. is doing better!

25 Apr 2013 4:40pm

Yasmin from Vancouver, Canada

great composition...

25 Apr 2013 5:02pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Man! You just have to be uber happy with this. Fwiw I think it's truly outstanding!

25 Apr 2013 5:11pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous warm light and reflection.

25 Apr 2013 5:45pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom


25 Apr 2013 6:03pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent capture ! Wonderful reflection ! 5*****

25 Apr 2013 6:59pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors and reflections!! I love how the warm color reflected reveals the textures on the water's surface.

25 Apr 2013 7:12pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Very nice bend, very harmonious picture.

25 Apr 2013 7:32pm

Mowgli from Nice, France

Belle composition et reflets d'or.

25 Apr 2013 8:11pm

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

You can't beat a gorgeous sunset ... this must have been a special moment for you.

25 Apr 2013 10:06pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain


25 Apr 2013 11:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I think that this is my favorite so far. Absolutely beautiful! 5*'s!

26 Apr 2013 12:10am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Delightful color and I like the detail visible in the foreground.

26 Apr 2013 12:48am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

The light is gorgeous. Wonderful tones as well.
Lots of love and hugs to your wife

26 Apr 2013 4:21am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful sunset

26 Apr 2013 7:36am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe cette lumière

26 Apr 2013 2:14pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

what a gorgeous light! and I really enjoy your composition with this diagonal and those layers with different textures and light.

27 Apr 2013 5:52am

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1/240 second
ISO 100
6 mm