Fishing into the sunset - Allonby

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We rented a tiny cottage facing this view. The only thing between the front door and the beach was the village green and the main road. However, our hoped for sunsets didn't materialize out of the steel grey murk for a whole week until the last day but one.

That day we had hiked the cliff top paths with old friends at St Bees. We had then split up and we had gone to St Bee's priory to shoot the interior. On our way home we went to Whitehaven where the Three Peaks Race was underway. We explored the harbour in the evening and looked at all the improvements. We then sauntered up the cliff tops to the old mine monuments and watched boats as they entered the harbour. Finally as darkness approached we returned to Allonby , to the pub, to dinner and finally to this sunset! Thank goodness the sun sets late over there or we would never have fitted it all in.

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Comments (15)

Kathleen Bishop on June 21, 2013

Aw, David! This is my very favorite of all your photos. Just perfectly lovely. I'd give it 5 stars if I could.

Kevin Childress on June 22, 2013

Nice story to be told, here. Lovely, lovely image!

David Brown Photogra… on June 22, 2013

Thank you Kathleen we waited a week for this and almost missed it.

I will add the story Kevin to the description. Thank you.

Best wishes y'all from home in North Carolina - David

Sixten Imgs on June 23, 2013

Very fine upload of new photos, David.

Great moment, and lots of other great things in this one.

David Brown Photogra… on June 23, 2013

Thank you Sixten for your great comment and visit. I am glad you like this one.


Unda J. on June 23, 2013

that's funny told story :) mind- (if the exif tells truth) picture is taken near midsummer, when sun does not set at all! it just moves along the horizon. we watched 'sun not setting' near Lochnagar on 19.06.

looks like you are enjoying british summer!?! :)

David Brown Photogra… on June 23, 2013

In Cumbria it sets but late Unda

The EXIF tells the truth but is 5 hours slow ! Its on East Coast US time.

British summers are a tad damp for my taste.



NikonWoman on June 23, 2013

Lovely peaceful scene. Beautiful, beautiful sunset like

coffee55 on June 30, 2013


I'm lost for words....well almost!

This is one of the best visually appealing photos' I have come across in Pano', and a sure-fire Fav.

I can't praise it highly enough, love it! - David.

David Brown Photogra… on June 30, 2013

Thank you Nik and many thanks for dropping by. I am very sorry but I missed your comments. I have no excuses :(

Thank you David - there are very many much finer examples than this. I can only aspire!

Many thanks both - David in North Carolina

menonfire on July 20, 2013

Sehr schöne Szene eingefangen !!! LIKE & VOTE Beste Grüße MAIK

David Brown Photogra… on July 20, 2013

Danke Maik


roberto. r. on September 30, 2013

Compliments, great capture! All the best, Roberto

Alan Rodmell on August 15, 2014

Lovely shot. So many parts to the image and a lovely range of colours. LIKE!

David Brown Photogra… on August 16, 2014

Thank you Andy - I just looked at your gallery and profile and see how you found this one.


Keep on fishin' brother - best wishes from Appalachia - David

PS......... I might create a tag 'fishin'" especially for you :-)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 21, 2013
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    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Taken on 2013/06/16 17:05:01
    • Exposure: 0.250s (1/4)
    • Focal Length: 72.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash