TR: PH: Caswell Bay Sunset



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Paul Saunders

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First sunset of the new year, taken at Caswell Bay, to commemorate my
20th anniversary of landscape photography;
http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/20050101cbs1.jpg

Twas on New Year's Day back in 1985 that I took my first serious
landscape shots at Caswell Bay (and pretty crappy they were too!) so it
seemed appropriate to visit the same location. Here's probably the best
shot of that sunset (crappy old scan);
http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/19850101cbs1.jpg

Weather forecast was pretty awful for today though - rain and gales.
Didn't seem much chance of a sunset at all, but I jumped in the car and
drove there anyway. The rain had barely stopped and it was mostly
overcast, but a clear slot was opening up in the west and the sky
started to turn orange a few minutes before I arrived.

It looked like it might have developed into a spectacular sunset but
after just 15 minutes it died yet another grey death. Still, I had 10
good minutes! Very lucky to have those in the circumstances!
http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/20050101cbs2.jpg

Not much of a walk, but a nice photographic start to the year.

Paul
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Y Cymro

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Wow - lovely shot. What did you take that with?

"Paul Saunders" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> First sunset of the new year, taken at Caswell Bay, to commemorate my
> 20th anniversary of landscape photography;
> http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/20050101cbs1.jpg
>
> Twas on New Year's Day back in 1985 that I took my first serious
> landscape shots at Caswell Bay (and pretty crappy they were too!) so it
> seemed appropriate to visit the same location. Here's probably the best
> shot of that sunset (crappy old scan);
> http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/19850101cbs1.jpg
>
> Weather forecast was pretty awful for today though - rain and gales.
> Didn't seem much chance of a sunset at all, but I jumped in the car and
> drove there anyway. The rain had barely stopped and it was mostly
> overcast, but a clear slot was opening up in the west and the sky
> started to turn orange a few minutes before I arrived.
>
> It looked like it might have developed into a spectacular sunset but
> after just 15 minutes it died yet another grey death. Still, I had 10
> good minutes! Very lucky to have those in the circumstances!
> http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/20050101cbs2.jpg
>
> Not much of a walk, but a nice photographic start to the year.
>
> Paul
> --
> http://www.wilderness-wales.co.uk
>
>
 
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W. D. Grey

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In article <[email protected]>, Paul Saunders
<[email protected]> writes
>Weather forecast was pretty awful for today though - rain and gales.
>Didn't seem much chance of a sunset at all, but I jumped in the car and
>drove there anyway. The rain had barely stopped and it was mostly
>overcast, but a clear slot was opening up in the west and the sky
>started to turn orange a few minutes before I arrived.


Before I look at the pics, let me say you should have waited for this
morning's sunrise - beautiful.



Just had a look, very nice Paul, the middle one is very atmospheric -
nice.
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Bill Grey
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Paul Saunders

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W. D. Grey wrote:

> Before I look at the pics, let me say you should have waited for this
> morning's sunrise - beautiful.


This morning's sunrise? You gotta be kidding! No chance of me waking
up before midday after the amount I drank two nights ago! I'm still
recovering!

But it didn't stop me going out again late this afternoon and taking 136
shots between Limeslade and Langland, including a bunch of
multiple-exposure ultra-wide long shutter speed tripod shots of blurred
waves and a sunset sky for subsequent layer masking.

The incoming sea reached up to my knees during one 30 second exposure!
The things I do for art...

> Just had a look, very nice Paul, the middle one is very atmospheric -
> nice.


That one was twenty years ago!

Paul
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W. D. Grey

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In article <[email protected]>, Paul Saunders
<[email protected]> writes
>W. D. Grey wrote:
>
>> Before I look at the pics, let me say you should have waited for this
>> morning's sunrise - beautiful.

>
>This morning's sunrise? You gotta be kidding! No chance of me waking
>up before midday after the amount I drank two nights ago! I'm still
>recovering!


08.30 Ystradgynlais - fantastic - the sunrise not Ystradgynlais :)
>
>But it didn't stop me going out again late this afternoon and taking 136
>shots between Limeslade and Langland, including a bunch of
>multiple-exposure ultra-wide long shutter speed tripod shots of blurred
>waves and a sunset sky for subsequent layer masking.
>
>The incoming sea reached up to my knees during one 30 second exposure!
>The things I do for art...


You deserves a medal
>
>> Just had a look, very nice Paul, the middle one is very atmospheric -
>> nice.

>
>That one was twenty years ago!


The sunsets have learned to behave themselves since.:)
>


--
Bill Grey
http://www.billboy.co.uk
 
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Paul Saunders

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W. D. Grey wrote:

>> The incoming sea reached up to my knees during one 30 second
>> exposure! The things I do for art...

>
> You deserves a medal


Thanks Bill. I've given a link to it in a new thread.

Paul
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Col

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Truly beautiful picture Paul. I loved it!!
col xx
"Paul Saunders" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> First sunset of the new year, taken at Caswell Bay, to commemorate my
> 20th anniversary of landscape photography;
> http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/20050101cbs1.jpg
>
> Twas on New Year's Day back in 1985 that I took my first serious
> landscape shots at Caswell Bay (and pretty crappy they were too!) so it
> seemed appropriate to visit the same location. Here's probably the best
> shot of that sunset (crappy old scan);
> http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/19850101cbs1.jpg
>
> Weather forecast was pretty awful for today though - rain and gales.
> Didn't seem much chance of a sunset at all, but I jumped in the car and
> drove there anyway. The rain had barely stopped and it was mostly
> overcast, but a clear slot was opening up in the west and the sky
> started to turn orange a few minutes before I arrived.
>
> It looked like it might have developed into a spectacular sunset but
> after just 15 minutes it died yet another grey death. Still, I had 10
> good minutes! Very lucky to have those in the circumstances!
> http://www.wildwales.fsnet.co.uk/cbs/20050101cbs2.jpg
>
> Not much of a walk, but a nice photographic start to the year.
>
> Paul
> --
> http://www.wilderness-wales.co.uk
>
>