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Silent solitude.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 28 April 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This shot ended my little walk down to the Groyne Pier in South Shields to capture the sun setting with this new camera. Within minutes of yesterday's picture the sky had lost its colour and we were left with a pretty mundane view up the River Tyne. As I left, I passed the front of the Littlehaven Hotel and snapped the view that diners were enjoying, a very quiet harbour as the Tyne slowly flows into the North Sea, not a soul to be seen on Littlehaven Beach either.

This ends this little series of sunsets. We travel across to the other side of the river next week.

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 1/30 second F/7.1 ISO 320 5 mm

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ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great capture with great mood.

28 Apr 2013 5:11am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nice balance between Highlight & shadow...

28 Apr 2013 5:27am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot of this twilight setting in......

28 Apr 2013 5:47am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo

28 Apr 2013 7:20am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Nice composition with the lead into the beach

28 Apr 2013 7:47am

David from Avranches, France

You have these calming shots down to a T Curly. Great shot.

28 Apr 2013 8:22am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice peaceful shot.

28 Apr 2013 8:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent twilight mood Curly

28 Apr 2013 8:59am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The light of day but everything goes on and on! Thank you for your explanation ... I wish you a good weekend and the beginning of the next much better! A hug, Adela

28 Apr 2013 9:12am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Very peaceful, nice.

28 Apr 2013 9:27am

k@ from Paris, France

I like the muted tone in that light, neat mood.

28 Apr 2013 9:33am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr schön dieser Weg zum Strand. Curly, das Licht von dem Leuchturm ist Super.

28 Apr 2013 9:58am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Excellent et au bon moment!

28 Apr 2013 10:22am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Still a nice scene, love the beach at night

28 Apr 2013 11:28am

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

I like this 'invitation' to the beach, the lighthouse, and especially the one on the far groin and its reflection. Enjoyed the series, Curly!

28 Apr 2013 11:56am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

There is absolute silence associated with this shot

28 Apr 2013 12:06pm

Helys from Paris, France

So quiet,
So beautiful
Great composure, color of the sky, move of the clouds, perspectives

28 Apr 2013 1:02pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How wonderful is the mood Curly! Like a scene from a drama movie! I'm moved to feel!

28 Apr 2013 1:07pm

Florence from Paris, France

This series was truly inviting and appealing in many senses. I'm glad that your lady is recovering slowly.

28 Apr 2013 2:57pm

@Florence: She feels better in herself and is happier at home with the family, but recovering is too strong a term to use.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It is amazing how the moods can alter so quickly. A fine shot to conclude a very enjoyable series to see.

28 Apr 2013 3:17pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful twilight moment. Silence has come out over the landscape and the night is coming soon.

28 Apr 2013 3:25pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A beautiful picture! It is great that your wife is better and has come home to him best wishes and strength to move forward!:-))ISO HALI MOLEMMILLE!

Happy Sunday for both of you,my friends!

28 Apr 2013 3:27pm

Andrea from Salamanca, Spain

Precioso cielo oscuro y hermoso, muy buena!

28 Apr 2013 3:36pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une très belle image associée à un superbe titre. Magnifique composition. Bonne soirée.

28 Apr 2013 4:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the peaceful feel of this image. I also love the spot of light from the distant lighthouse.

28 Apr 2013 5:03pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Good shot !

28 Apr 2013 5:04pm

shervin from Amol, Iran

Natural colors and beautiful
Nice box
Good light
Very different and nice
Unsurpassed

28 Apr 2013 5:06pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

So calm and inviting!

28 Apr 2013 6:12pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I can hear the soft movement of the water in this calm evening.

28 Apr 2013 6:12pm

@Veronique: You're doing well, it was so quiet I thought it had stopped moving altogether!

Mowgli from Nice, France

Superbe composition notre regard est guidé de l'entrée à la sortie de l'image.

28 Apr 2013 7:29pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Lovely peaceful mood to end the day.

28 Apr 2013 8:42pm

Maria from California, United States

a beautiful spot Curly...we have few like this around here, also...

28 Apr 2013 9:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful serenity. This was a wonderful series! Those sunsets were gorgeous!

28 Apr 2013 9:38pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

solitude is good. i like the fences

28 Apr 2013 10:02pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is gorgeous, tranquil and lovely !

29 Apr 2013 12:10am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful scene. I like how there is a light across the water.

29 Apr 2013 2:47am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I love that the mood matches the title so well.... the cool blue hue and of course the light houses!

29 Apr 2013 4:51am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

A great capture. The reflection of the light in the distance is effective.

29 Apr 2013 6:50am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'adore cette ambiance

29 Apr 2013 7:08am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I sense a quiet peace at the end of the day.

29 Apr 2013 11:36am

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Beautiful composition and atmosphere. Well done!

29 Apr 2013 10:48pm

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

You picked on a nice time of day for this picture. One that is overlooked by most photographers : not bright enough a color I suppose, but all the more introspective for that reason.
Also the composition, classical, is most efficient : the windbreakers open to the right, curve to the left and bring the glance up to the open space at horizon.

4 Sep 2013 11:50pm

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR
1/30 second
F/7.1
ISO 320
5 mm

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