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The 1st Storm of 2012
It’s as fierce as we have had for some time
(My neighbour’s garden fence seems to have become mine)

I make no apology for the grainy quality of the image……

Only a complete lunatic would have risked their best camera down at Newhaven West Beach today. So I was using my trusty Panasonic fz50
which, over the years has had pretty much everything thrown at it.
I had to have a high ISO setting to obtain a reasonable shutter speed.

This almost complete lunatic had to lay down on the shingle as it was impossible to stand still in the wind.

The photo was taken about 2/3rds of the way down the ebb tide, So I hope to return to the beach just before sunset when the tide will be about 3 metres higher . Hopefully the rain may have subsided in which case I may just take one of my SLR cameras with me
The speck of light is Newhaven Lighthouse.
I decided on sepia which gave that bit better clarity


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  • jainiemac
    jainiemacalmost 3 years ago

    awesome image the grainy effect adds to it mike !!

  • thanks Jane

    – mikebov

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 3 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • thanks Colin

    – mikebov

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness! Hang onto your hat Mike! You might get blown over here! Great image.

  • I was already lying down
    You know me , always on my knees

    – mikebov

  • LifeInMaine
    LifeInMainealmost 3 years ago

    Scary shot!

  • many thanks

    – mikebov

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 3 years ago

    This is a great capture Mike………………I cannot do waves or water at all…………….and we have plenty here in Ireland at the moment………………………cheers Joyce!!

  • thanks Joyce
    I may be slightly mad, but I just love extreme weather.
    There is something exhilarating about wrapping up in wet weather gear and taking on the elements.

    – mikebov

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