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Sunshine on a rainy day.

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

One of those rare squally showers that passed through during this remarkable summer. I caught this wonderful moment of contrasty lighting conditions on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields whilst out walking and looking for inspiration. The sunshine is illuminating Tynemouth Haven on the other side of the River Tyne.
(Load of nonsense - "Junior" had almost demanded that he be collected from the skateboard park by his personal taxi driver.)

PENTAX K100D 1/500 second F/6.7 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo

25 Sep 2013 5:04am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Is the party over now

25 Sep 2013 5:38am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe paysage avec un ciel magique

Bonne journée

25 Sep 2013 6:01am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I really like this scene, is that a castle on the headland?

25 Sep 2013 7:13am

@Ainsley: The ruins of Tynemouth castle and priory.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A touch of natural drama moving through here . . can feel the weight of those clouds.

25 Sep 2013 7:18am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

The dark cloud certainly adds excitement to the air, in the distance fetching scenery
and a beautiful beach in the foreground, smashing !~

25 Sep 2013 7:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I love such moments when the sun illuminates distant landscape features - marvellous with the dark clouds hovering above. Interesting details with the figures and birds in the foreground as well.

25 Sep 2013 7:35am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I see what you mean, good time of year for moody light.

25 Sep 2013 7:37am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

I love to walk in such a weather conditions. Nicely captured.:-)

25 Sep 2013 7:43am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful scene, with the clouds, ocean, and old ruins you got it all:)

25 Sep 2013 7:47am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great atmosphere and splendid light . A Superb composition .

25 Sep 2013 7:54am

Sylvie SLG - capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

superbe !

25 Sep 2013 8:39am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Splendid !

25 Sep 2013 9:00am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful view.

25 Sep 2013 9:10am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful light and colours Curly.
Tell him to skateboard home.
Why use your wheels when he's got his own :)

25 Sep 2013 9:57am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous sky nd great light

25 Sep 2013 10:07am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love't!
Best regards, Adela

25 Sep 2013 10:09am

Gaffey Photography from Massachusetts, United States

Stunning landscape! A great capture of the storm cloud and excellent POV.

25 Sep 2013 10:15am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What a drama in that sky! It gives a different dimension to the whole view! You were INDEED...inspired!

25 Sep 2013 11:12am

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

What an awesome sky and beautiful light, balanced by the detailed foreground, Curly. (Have you ever taken shots with both cameras to compare the results?)
*****

25 Sep 2013 11:18am

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

Cracking shot,brilliant sky and framing.

25 Sep 2013 11:28am

k@ from Paris, France

A real nice light that offers saturated hues !

25 Sep 2013 11:33am

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooow!
very nice!
so beautiful composition, clouds, colors & lights!
Amazing sky!

25 Sep 2013 11:36am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful thick colors.

25 Sep 2013 12:21pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

fantastic light and the shape and colours of the cloud add the drama

25 Sep 2013 12:34pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The dark threatening clouds and oblique light make this a stunning shot! 5-stars!!! Bravo Curly! ;-)

25 Sep 2013 12:48pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Oh Yes! Works for me on every level. Great processing

25 Sep 2013 1:48pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, what a wonderful blend of peace, drama and tension! This is classic Curly!

25 Sep 2013 1:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot of the beach and dramatic clouds.

25 Sep 2013 2:47pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

I've now got your title going round my head as a song but can't remember who sang it.
Nice shot, dads taxi is a pain but we still go for them.

25 Sep 2013 3:19pm

@The Mouse: I guess it was Zoe :-)

Coul&tradi from France

Very nice and good light reflection, I like it very much

25 Sep 2013 3:30pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A beautiful scenery....love that strong clouds on the sky....

25 Sep 2013 3:44pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

So dramatic...I really like the foreground birds and then the people leading into those beautiful pockets of light on the land.

25 Sep 2013 5:35pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

That's the one !

25 Sep 2013 5:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant capture of this enchanting atmosphere! it was a very remarkable summer indeed ...

25 Sep 2013 6:41pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

That's a great sky, stunning shot

25 Sep 2013 8:03pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

rich tones and dramatic sky...quality fella, quality!

25 Sep 2013 8:18pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I remember your wife! As follows? ! Cheers for it!

25 Sep 2013 10:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! I love how the light shines on the water and the beach in the distance. The clouds are magnificent! My kids would ask me to drive them and their friends places but I was instructed not to say anything just in case I might embarrass them! Teenagers!

25 Sep 2013 10:34pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful beach scene with wonderful colors are superb light on the background !!! The heavy clouds are fabulous ...

25 Sep 2013 10:34pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very dramatic lighting. Well done.

25 Sep 2013 10:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific clouds!!

25 Sep 2013 10:49pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Excellent. Like it !

25 Sep 2013 10:53pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A very fine composition ! Wonderful !!

26 Sep 2013 2:34am

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Love the dramatic sky!!

26 Sep 2013 2:39am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! the drama that the clouds bring really makes this scene for me! superb capture!

26 Sep 2013 3:03am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

The dark drama of the sky and the sliver of light on the headline create a stunning magic in the landscape.

26 Sep 2013 4:23am

Hilda from Manila, Philippines

Beautiful photo of a stunning landscape!

26 Sep 2013 4:41am

l'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien ce ciel

26 Sep 2013 7:58am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A beautiful landscape and a great light. the sky is fantastic and magnificent clouds. Exactly the kind of landscape and light that I love.

26 Sep 2013 3:51pm

Juliana from Bourges, France

A wonderful landscape! I love the light!

29 Sep 2013 6:39pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great shot...i like that play of light..

13 Oct 2013 3:42pm

Christine from MONTEREAU, France

superbe photo !!

9 Nov 2013 5:07pm

PENTAX K100D
1/500 second
F/6.7
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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south-shields
sandhaven-beach
tynemouth
river-tyne
pier