Pebbles on the Beach @ Saltwick Bay, Yorkshire.

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This popular cove at Saltwick Bay makes a perfect early morning destination for shooting seascapes. As you can see, the beach is deserted.

My biggest problem was keeping my mischievous dog out of the scene.

High atop the cliffs behind my viewpoint is a holiday resort and caravan park.

The beach is accessed via a steep footpath and steps hewn out of the cliff face, the climb back to the top is energy sapping!

This photo is the result of 16 separate raw images stitched in PS3 and enhanced in Lightroom3. HDR IS NOT APPLIED.

If you have the time, enlarge the image to fill your screen, the detail is very fine, even down to each grain of sand!

As for seascapes, this is one of my best shots!

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Comments (212)

ian1949 on July 31, 2012

Glad you took the time to climb down Jim to take this and make the energy sapping climb back to show us the results well worth it.

Samantha Lacy ღ on July 31, 2012

You are fast becoming the king of panoramas Jim YSL!

Big squeeze!

Sam

Jack Tol on July 31, 2012

This panoramashot is absolutely perfect and will be added to my fav's. Big compliments !!!

Greetings,

Jack

Alireza Javaheri on August 1, 2012
  • Wonderful view and very beautiful photo - LIKE - Greetings - A-J
digitaaal on August 2, 2012

Hello Jim

Beautiful photo. Like.

Greetings Pista

JKG1944 on August 2, 2012

Hello Jim, I think this is your best panoramic shot yet, absolutely brilliant. It has to be a YS&L Best wishes. John.

Christos Theodorou on August 2, 2012

Wowwww ! – This is a great shot! - Kind regards from Athens.

NinjaMooman on August 4, 2012

Great shot. Added to favorites as soon as I saw it. It's an awesome use of panorama and the location is beautiful!

Gabor Retei on August 4, 2012

What a fabulous panorama shot Jim, down to the finest details.

Fantastic colours! “Like”

Greetings from Canada, Gabe

Buts Yuri on August 5, 2012

Very beautiful panorama and great colours! LIKE-26! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Petr Lyčka on August 5, 2012

Fantastic panorama..amazing view..YSL Best regards Petr .Czech Republic

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 6, 2012

ian1949~~~Hello Ian :) always a pleasure to welcome you to these pages and I am so pleased for your generous appraisal..I'm honoured by your YSL.

Samantha Lacy ღ~~~~Greetings Sam :)) your squeezes are much appreciated as is your flattering comment and generous award ;0

Jack Tol~~~~Much appreciated Jack, you'll need to clk the star :)) I often forget to do it myself and realise weeks later my omission.

Alireza Javaheri~~~A warm welcome A.J. ;))..I'm pleased you liked this photo..It is one of my best shots.

digitaaal~~~~Hi! Pista ;) I had to get up early for this one..I enjoyed this photo shoot very much and I will be sure to return here some day. Thanks so much for your encouraging comments!

JKG1944~~~~It's very kind of you to say so John and I'm flattered by your fine review and high praise, especially the YSL :)

Christos Theodorou~~~~~Glad you enjoyed it Christos..Your nice comment is much appreciated :)

NinjaMooman~~~I greet you warmly Ninja and thank you kindly for your appreciation..I'm delighted you consigned this to your favourites.

Gabor Retei~~~~~Always a welcome guest Gabe :) The effort to get this shot into Panoramio was quite a challenge. Getting up at 0400 hours and a short drive to the cliff top followed by a hike down the precipitous footpath before setting up my gear on the beach in the dark. I shot off almost 400 images and then later, at home, I spent some time selecting the ones I liked. After 30 minutes in PS3 and a similar time in LightRoom I eventually came up with this shot which met my criterion. Dear Gabe, your considered opinion and kind review is much appreciated!

Jordi Navarro~~~~Greetings Jordi :) many thanks for your kind review and I so much enjoyed the links to your amazing collection of PANORAMICS

ButsYV~~~~A warm welcome _Yuri :) As always, it's a pleasure to receive your visit and kind review!

Petr Lyčka~~~~~You are most welcome Petr~~~~I'm delighted for your generous appraisal and YSL, it means a lot to me :)

To you all, I express my profound thanks for your visits, your many accolades and for taking the time to leave your precious comments

Jim

SteveW on August 7, 2012

Hi Jim,

Indeed, a wonderful panoramic seascape. The delightful earthy tones of the rocks that stand out against the backdrop of the cloudy sunrise, just magnificent.

I can appreciate the difficulties that arise when creating panoramic images with close foreground objects, you have obviously mastered the art mate :)

It sounds like a great deal of time and effort was expended creating this image during the editing stages but the end result more than justifies your time spent. You must be very pleased with the final compilation.

I just have no alternative but to add this photograph to my Panoramio favourites. All the very best to you Jim.

Regards Steve

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 7, 2012

Geezer58

Greetings Steve~~~~Well that's a fine compliment on my photo bud and very much appreciated..Thanks also for taking the time to leave your meaningful comment and generous review :)

Kind regards!

jim

JA Duran on August 8, 2012

Wonderfull. LIKE FAVORITE

Gabriel Avramovici on August 8, 2012

Very nice panoramic view!

Greetings,Gabi

stacy metcalf on August 10, 2012

i hope you are having a fantastic and full summer, Jim. i am :)

Just thought i would say hello and was instantly and uncontrollably (yet willingly) drawn to your amazing work of art here. You are getting your just reward in complements and i fear i can not do you justice. Let me just say that i've added your artistic treasure to my computer's growing collection of yours. Going to buy 2 more monitors so that i may put this (full width) on my desk-top ;)

highest regards, i hit the like button - two hundred and sixty eight times. fr:Kelowna,Canada

Norrel on August 10, 2012

Amazing picture, Jim. This one really deserves a place among my favourites. You picked the right time to go to the beach.

Stathis Chionidis on August 10, 2012

Wonderful place and fine light.Well done my friend.LIKE.Stathis

James Bian on August 11, 2012

Excellent panorama, wonderful perspectivew, beautiful beach. YSL

Best wishes, James

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 29, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2012/07/24 05:06:50
    • Exposure: 0.300s
    • Focal Length: 20.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
    • No flash

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