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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…
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!
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.
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If they do not publish this image they will be missing the boat as the saying goes.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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