"Crimson Tide" by Bradley Shawn  Rabon

This photo is As Is, straight from the camera

Whilst recently on holiday in North Yorkshire, I met up with very good friend, and fellow bubbler Paul McGuire for a morning shoot. We decided to take sunrise photos at Cayton Bay, near Scarborough, and only a short drive from where he and his family live. It was a very early start. I had to get up at 3:15 am in order to leave by 3:30 and meet up with Paul by 3:50, and then drive, park and hike down to the beach for that magic half hour before sunrise at 4:35. As the colour in the sky started to intensify, the magic began. The tide began moving in and washing across the stones, as the patterns in the sand are covered over by the red tide. Though it is hard to get up so early, it is so worth it when you have mornings like this. What a great time we had and to once again meet up with my friend.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
shutter: 5 seconds
ISO 400
Cokin ND filter (8 stop), 2 Graduated grey ND 8 filters (P121 and P120)

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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  • fourthangel
    fourthangelalmost 5 years ago

  • Wow! That was so quick. Thank you so very much. What a fabulous honour.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Wanda Dumas
    Wanda Dumasalmost 5 years ago

    Simply perfect! The colours are extravagant, so beautify and surreal. It was definitely worth the early rising! An instant FAV – congratulations!

  • It was so very much worth it indeed. Thank you dearly.My computer has crashed and erased all my photos with it and I have been told that they can not be retrieved off the HD. I am really down. This is one of the ones that was lost. I only have it here on RB.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Noble Upchurch
    Noble Upchurchalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful and so very well done!!!
    Congratulations on the Feature!!

  • Thank you so much my friend. I appreciate the encouragement. It was a gorgeous morning (what I could see of it through the yawns and bleary eyes) LOL!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful title and lovely composition, beautiful work!!

  • Thank you my wonderful friend. I am pleased you like it. Such a wonderful morning. Paul and I hadn’t met up in a year, so it was great to catch up as well.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago



  • How brilliant. Thank you enormously. An absolute honour indeed.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 5 years ago

    Wow how stuning beautiful capture lee

  • That is wonderful of you to say. You are a great encouragement. Thank you so much.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Appel
    Appelalmost 5 years ago

    Oh, this is so beautiful Shawn!!! I just commented on one of Paul’s works and he mentioned you, and I thought I haven’t seen anything from Shawn lately. Maybe I’ve been missing them! So, I’ve come to visit and see what I’ve missed! So glad I did, this is just stunning!!!

  • Fantastic! Thank you dearly my friend. I am so pleased you stopped in. Sit down! Have a rest and a cup of tea! Want a biscuit? You are very kind with the compliment. Please come by anytime my dear friend. Blessings!!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaalmost 5 years ago

  • How brilliant. Thank you deeply for the lovely honour. I so appreciate it. Have a lovely day.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Ree  Reid
    Ree Reidalmost 5 years ago

    So beautiful, I just love the color, great composition and congratulations on your quick feature!

  • Thank you so very much. It was a great morning. The clouds weren’t there, but that colour really made the morning.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jon Staniland
    Jon Stanilandalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning work! Your dedication to capture ‘that moment in time’ has sure paid off! A Very beautiful image. ;)

  • Such a wonderful compliment. Thank you truly. My friend and I spent time walking up the beach to see the gun posts left there during WW2. What a marvelous beach. You should have a look at Paul’s shots, not only of that morning, but also from other times. He lives close by there, and he has some great shots.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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