Sunrise on Murlough beach in County Down, Northern Ireland. Another stormy one – it soon poured down.
Canon 5D mkII 24-70 2.8L, 3 stop grad.

1017 views 10/05/11

Winner of “Seascapes/waterscapes” challenge in the Colours of the Wind group.


beach, coast, down, ireland, murlough, newcastle, sea, sky, sunrise, tide

Just a hobby photographer who likes early morning light (and autumn leaves)

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  • Blackgull
    Blackgullover 4 years ago

    Another beauty James. Very nice composition. You seem to get a different light there compared to my part of the world.

  • Hi Jim, thanks for the compliment. Last few times I’ve ventured to the coast there has been a bank of cloud out at sea which has blocked the sun until about 30 minutes after sunrise. I don’t know if that is affecting the light but I do see what you mean.

    – James Coard

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    A stunning capture with beautiful colours and light James.

  • Thank you so much Lynne – pleased that you like this one :o)

    – James Coard

  • reindeer
    reindeerover 4 years ago

    Good eye. What an amazing sky and pretty lavenders. Thanks for getting up so early and sharing the view before the rain! =)

  • Thank you very much reindeer! The rain soaked me before I got back to my car. We do suffer for our art :o)

    – James Coard

  • Smile
    Smileover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture, the colours are beautiful, and your composition is excellent.

  • Thank you Nikki for looking at my work – glad you like this one :o)

    – James Coard

  • De-aRt
    De-aRtover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot again James!

    Dee & Ron

  • Thanks D&R, had the whole place to myself this morning – the wind was absolutely crazy here!

    – James Coard

  • Emma Collins
    Emma Collinsover 4 years ago

    My goodness, I adore this shot, its totally stunning, everything about it it perfect

  • Very kind of you Emma – I’m so glad you like this :o)

    – James Coard

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thanks for the fav too Lorilee – you’re very kind!

    – James Coard

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    another great capture James :)

  • Thanks again Jenny – I’m really a weekend shooter so have to take every opportunity while I can :o)

    – James Coard

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Wow James! Blown away – love the POV here and that light! Wow James!!! :))

  • Two wows in one comment!! Now I’m blown away!! Thank you so much Vicki :o)

    – James Coard

  • And a fav too!!

    – James Coard

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    James, this is beautiful. The light is gorgeous.. you certainly showed this to be well worth an early rise

  • Thanks for the fav Maureen and your kind words. Really appreciated :o)

    – James Coard

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