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Seaham lighthouse and harbour being battered by the North Sea



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39 Comments | Report
StuartWright PRO
 
StuartWright March 23, 2013
Thank you so much, thought this was a great photographic morning on the North East coast
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD March 26, 2013
Beautiful work !
Inmar
 
Inmar March 29, 2013
Amazing shot!
Mustngsalie4u
 
Mustngsalie4u April 03, 2013
Phenomenal!
cmcbella
 
cmcbella April 04, 2013
Natures power perfectly captured! Well done.
gunners42
 
gunners42 April 05, 2013
Awesome Capture!
Betinha
 
Betinha April 14, 2013
Splendid
maryhale9534 PRO+
 
maryhale9534 April 14, 2013
Great shot! :)M
Biata
 
Biata April 18, 2013
Power of nature -!!! Nice work :)
jrsosky
 
jrsosky June 05, 2013
In awe. That's amazing.
adoptedone
 
adoptedone June 06, 2013
Nice! Congrats on award.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 06, 2013
Great shot. Congrats. - Jake
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rmr731 June 07, 2013
Fantastic capture! Congrats!
Timbo
 
Timbo June 07, 2013
Wow, wow, wow,..... Love it.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke June 09, 2013
Congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 10, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
hollyh
 
hollyh June 11, 2013
I love stormy seas myself and love light houses also. This is a great capture. I so want to see England!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph July 04, 2013
Wow this is a great shot.
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HappyTree July 06, 2013
Wow, excellent timing!
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale July 21, 2013
Neat shot! Great capture!
StuartWright PRO
 
StuartWright July 30, 2013
Just like to say thank you very much to you all for your kind Likes & Awards, it's very much appreciated - Stu, North East England
scruffyherbert PRO
 
scruffyherbert October 19, 2013
A cracking shot. I was up at Souter last weekend so will add a shot soon to your project. You can't beat the North East coast for dramatic seas.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 01, 2014
Awesome capture! Congrats.
scruffyherbert PRO
 
scruffyherbert April 25, 2014
I've already commented Stuart but another can't do any harm :) - Glad you've entered this as it's a cracking shot.
StuartWright PRO
 
StuartWright February 16, 2015
A massive thanks to all my ViewBug friends for quality comments, likes, peer awards & votes ! Top class friendly people of the world ! Best Wishes from North East England - Stu
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inesgardea April 20, 2015
B E A U T I F U L
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography May 20, 2015
nice!
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sweetpea72 February 21, 2016
amazing shot ~ Congrats!
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joycealicesmith February 22, 2016
Amazing capture!! I can only hope to do something similar someday! Congratulations on winning People's Choice!
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carolcardillo May 13, 2016
Fantastic shot! Congrats on all your awards, Stu!
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carolcardillo July 03, 2016
Congrats, again, Stu!!
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catherinethompson September 25, 2016
Wonderful capture. The power and the frenzy.
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DebbieKMiller81 November 27, 2016
Awesome shot. Well done.
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melindaskye January 31, 2017
Awesome shot!
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Katnott December 12, 2017
Epic capture!!!
you should join my MOther Natures fury challenge.
StuartWright PRO
 
StuartWright June 08, 2018
Humbled for the addition to the ViewBug Wall, thank you very much to all
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 03, 2018
Absolutely beautiful
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 24, 2018
Another brilliant image
StuartWright PRO
 
StuartWright Jul 09
Again thank you all for voting, very very much appreciated

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo from Seaham harbour on the North East coast of Co Durham in England.
Time
After sitting away from the wind so I could set my camera correctly around 9.15 I headed the winds face on and eventually got the shot around 10am.
Lighting
To be honest this was natural light.
Equipment
I had two cameras with me but ended up using my Nikon D40 (old faithful) which had a 55mm to 200mm Nikor zoom lens attached, no flash needed and due to gale force winds the tripod was useless even when waited down so the shot was taken by hand.
Inspiration
Me and my wife had walked the coastline here often and one day we decided to call at the coastal town for coffee on the way out shopping... Looking at the power of the sea along the coast made my eyes open a little wider and when looking down over the lighthouse my heart started pumping due to the size of the waves which were in abundance, all in all it was purely right place right time.
Editing
Nothing done, this is the actual shot.
In my camera bag
I carry two cameras, as per earlier comments my trusty Nikon D40 with 18-55 & 55-200 zoom lenses, I also have my D5200 with macro lens, 55-300 zoom and 12-24 wide angle.... Assorted SD cards, filters and lens cleaning equipment.
Feedback
For this shot in the future I'd be looking for North Sea winds blowing from the sea the whip the waves up and a high tide which can be Googled for times, if the tripod is unsafe resting your arms on fencing or stone walls will give the shot more quality in the focus, manual settings are great but this shot was taken using the shutter release, 6 shots taken before this one and three of them are quality too.

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