Atlantic Squall

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Comments (12)

Lecleire Jacques on February 22, 2008

Great picture !


Liviu Chirilă on July 19, 2008

You have a great folio! It took some time to visit it, but it was worth it. Greetings, Liviu

Graham Hobbs on November 25, 2008

Liviu - I just found your comment - I didn't have access to my own PC in July and August, so I missed it at the time. Many thanks, belatedly. Graham

Liviu Chirilă on November 25, 2008

No problem, Graham. There's no need to apologize. All the best! Liviu

Tom Lussier on December 15, 2008

Beautiful drama in this one Graham. Just love these contrasts. Very nicely done. Best regards, Tom

Graham Hobbs on December 16, 2008

thanks Tom - the potential was obvious with the dark clouds and foam trails, but it was one of those waiting games for a shaft of sunlight to fall on the spit (waiting with a plastic bag over the tripod mounted camera, protecting it from rain squalls)- there's a tiny bit of vibration blur from the wind, but i certainly felt the results had been worth the effort. Graham

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 20, 2010

The photo accurately portrays that feeling of the impending storm Graham..A scene played out dramatically as the elements conspire against us!!

I read your intro with interest, agreeing with your sentiments entirely.. My photography, well snapshots in truth, is a most enjoyable hobby and looking at your excellent portfolio I can see that I have much to learn.. but that is part of the fun and learn I will..I'm returning again Graham..for there is much more I would like to see here ;>)

Kind regards


Graham Hobbs on July 20, 2010

thanks so much for that Jim - I have to confess that I've got a bit lazy in recent years with the digital camera, and I keep telling myself that I must get more serious about it again - the South African landscapes were taken on a Pentax 67 medium format camera sitting on a solid Gitzo tripod (not solid enough in thgis to stock a whisper of vibration from the buffeting wind, unfortunately, but it all adds to the atmosphere) - and then waiting in the passing squalls, as i said to Tom with a plastic bag over the camera for a shaft of light to hit the spit of land. Thinking what effect you want and waiting for the light to be right is the single biggest difference between serious photography and snapping, to my mind - because as you sit there waiting, you really get in tune with the landscape - I don't do it enough any more, and your kind words about this older image convict me of that fact - thanks! :)


JIN 14 +G1 on October 23, 2010

Very nice picture. Greetings from Japan.


dziwnowik on November 27, 2010

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Graham Hobbs on December 7, 2010

sorry to miss your comment JIN 14 - but thank-you now! :)

much appreciated dziwnowik - I like this one :)


Barbara-LAKE- on February 23, 2011


Barbara Greetings from LAKE COMO-ITALY

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Photo taken in Helderberg Rural, Sir Lowry's Pass, South Africa

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