Monday, 22 January 2007

January 22 ~ Stormy Seas

Managed to get out for sunrise this morning - this is the scene I had before me. The wind was blowing something fierce on the coast, although a few miles inland where we live it was rather calm. The gusts were even knocking my tripod, so I have camera shake in a lot of photos.... despite having a heavy-duty model, the Uniloc 1600.

I was delighted though, as it gave me the kind of photo opportunity that I had been hoping for yesterday. This is more or less taken from the same vantage as the photo I posted yesterday - you can see why they close off the pier when the winds are high!

The wind was coming from the north - boy, was it COLD! It took a good few minutes sitting in the car with the heater on full blast before they thawed out enough for me to drive. The joys of winter!

So glad it's a study day for me today - no need to venture into work. Means I can spend time on my photography and intersperse that with some studying. What a nice combination!


CG said...

What a sea!!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Wow that is awesome, I just love it when a photo you have planned comes together and this one is wonderful, congratulations.

Keep warm.

Pat said...

What a stunner!

Oh, to live that close to the sea and be able to get captures like this, Anna!

Kaycee said...

Wow! Great job of capturing those crashing waves! I love the mood of your photo, too!

talj said...

Really lovely shot Anna and you didn't have to wait too long for those crashing waves!! :o) Hope you had a nice relaxing study day and the rest of your week goes well :o)

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow ! What a fantastic photo!
Talk about being there at the right time!

puzzled said...

This is such a great shot!! I'm impressed you were able to hold the tripod steady enough to catch this so well. I really like it. Haven't visited your pad before - I'm really impressed with your shots!

Kaz said...

I just love this shot great timing it's just awesome.