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Clouds over the cliffs by Weymouth
09.9.11 Chris Spracklen

Clouds over the cliffs by Weymouth

Weymouth, Dorset

I went to Weymouth (my birth town) yesterday and went for a walk along the seafront. Looking out to sea I was amazed to see something I'd never seen during the 21 years I'd lived there…
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A blanket of cloud was draped over the cliffs along the coast to the east of Weymouth and there was a tanker and naval vessel in front of the cliffs. I fired off several shots!
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Then, as I walked further along the esplanade, a sailing boat race must have started and, suddenly, there were around 25 boats in front of the tanker. Hence the shot you see here.
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I've just sent it off to the local paper in the hope they might publish it!

Nikon D7000 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/1000s f/13.0 at 310.0mm iso400 full exif

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Buba Jafarli27-Sep-2012 20:54
Wow! What a compo! Truly outstanding photo! V.
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)30-Aug-2012 00:54
Great shot indeed. Wow, I think this image is terrific. Waiting for a minute or two can pay off, big time. Great PoV.
Buba Jafarli05-Apr-2012 20:19
Well spotted - the colors make a perfect harmony! V.
Sofia Solomennikova13-Sep-2011 11:59
Beautiful capture Chris... the cloud is just magical!!! V
Nestor12-Sep-2011 15:42
A one in a million capture with these sailing vessels appearing , the red tanker bold in color against cloud formation laying low giving you a majestic backdrop.
If they do not publish this image they will be missing the boat as the saying goes.
Nice detail , a perfect setting,with exposure spot on .
Print and hang in a place so all can see this unusual happening.
Vote 10++
shatterbug12-Sep-2011 07:54
Perfect timing to catch this unlikely combination of events...great shot!
Bryan Murahashi12-Sep-2011 05:06
Fabulous capture of the tiny sailboats with the giant tankers. Very nice with the unique clouds as well. V
Patricia Kay11-Sep-2011 19:23
Fantastic image Chris...must have all happened in honor of your visit to Weymouth...BV
Colin Storey11-Sep-2011 18:17
I hope they do publish it, it's a superb image and deserves to be seen. v
norbi11-Sep-2011 16:55
A great juxtaposition under a strange sky. An outstanding capture, Chris. v. norbi
Randy Adams11-Sep-2011 13:37
Excellent shot Chris... do hope it gets published! V
William Vogt11-Sep-2011 12:35
Nice job Chris, you were at the right place at the right time. Super cool image.
Regards, Bill
pkocinski11-Sep-2011 11:50
Great scene. Betting the tanker was none too happy to see the sailboats near him. Let us know if you get published.
Stephanie11-Sep-2011 09:55
Wonderful scene Chris! Hoping that your piccie is published in the paper! :)
Zoltán Balogh11-Sep-2011 08:05
This is fantastic Chris, wow!!! V
John Reynolds11-Sep-2011 06:45
An impressive scene. Good luck with the local newspaper!
janescottcumming11-Sep-2011 02:16
Aren't you glad you had your camera with you! Terrific shot. V
Hank Vander Velde11-Sep-2011 01:54
Terrific image of this view from your birth town Chris.
teachpeace11-Sep-2011 01:41
Stellar image, really amazing. V
Marcia Rules11-Sep-2011 00:33
astonishing scene! this has everything..V+
Kilkenny Photographic Society11-Sep-2011 00:10
Edward Dullard.
Fabulous capture Chris, at first i thought
it was taken in Antarctica. bv
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet10-Sep-2011 23:47
Outstanding picture.
Tom Munson10-Sep-2011 23:32
This is outstanding, Chris! This is a shoe-in for the paper.
Kevin Chester10-Sep-2011 22:48
Sometimes everything just falls into place. Nice work
Mildred Alpern10-Sep-2011 22:46
A chalk-white rainbow arching way above a scene so picturesque and yet incongruous, varying boat sizes with the smalls sails bobbing on the water like paper toys. The teal blue water and the wine red tanker make a vivid pallet.
soulis10-Sep-2011 22:41
Wonderful work. V.
lou_rozensteins10-Sep-2011 22:38
An amazing scene. The sailing boats top it off well!
Robbie D7010-Sep-2011 22:22
Well spotted and captured.
This does look very different and catches the eye.
Superb shot.
Graeme10-Sep-2011 22:10
Good for you Chris. This is an amazing scene to capture and done so beautifully by you. Well done my friend.BV
Lillian Rodriguez10-Sep-2011 21:38
Great shot! Perfect timing Chris,and just the right lens to capture it!
Jim Coffman10-Sep-2011 21:30
What a awesome homecoming! Great capture,Chris!
I can tell you it is as good as published!!
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