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Approaching Storm

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 2 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Snow storm that is. Sunset at Ruby Beach.

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Five stars from me on this one Steve. Is this a long exposure? This shot is just amazing.

2 Mar 2009 5:18am

@bluechameleon: Yes, this is a 2.5 second exposure.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great composition and b/w image. I like very much how the low clouds give the impression of movement and also the undertow of the sea.

2 Mar 2009 5:20am

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Beautiful detail, the black and white stresses the patterns.

2 Mar 2009 5:24am

Didier from somewhere, France

Very beautiful photograph I like the waves mouvment and this beautiful sky beautiful composition

2 Mar 2009 5:44am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

magnifique et impressionnant ! une sublime ambiance !

2 Mar 2009 5:48am

Ivy from Hong Kong

Fabulous depiction - Good eye!

2 Mar 2009 5:55am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

i c light in the sky

2 Mar 2009 6:19am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A great composition. I like the receding water flow running back down the beach, the rock adds interest and THAT SKY....... awesome.

2 Mar 2009 6:39am

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

A fascinating, and very nicely captured, photograph.

2 Mar 2009 6:45am

k@ from Paris, France

Bravo ! This is a beautiful play of light in a gorgeous set...

2 Mar 2009 7:31am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great work and great tonal range

2 Mar 2009 7:54am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love the clouds and the movement of the water, great shot!

2 Mar 2009 7:57am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

Ta photo est fabuleuse. Le ciel est magnifiquement capté.

2 Mar 2009 8:31am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! I love it ! the dramatic mood, the movement of the clouds and the water. great shot indeed !

2 Mar 2009 8:44am

EstherK from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

This is absolutely gorgeous, Steve.

2 Mar 2009 8:49am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

You have a wonderful gallery and this image is no exception.

2 Mar 2009 8:59am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Superb. Worth a very long look. Thanks for sharing.

2 Mar 2009 8:59am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wooow, stunning image!

2 Mar 2009 9:12am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

I am speechless at this entertainment ! The atmosphere is heavy and threatening but its beauty is incredible...It's one of your most beautiful shot. wow !

2 Mar 2009 9:20am

kiji from Valenciennes City of Lights, France

Incredible photo. We know that storm's coming without any comment. I'd like to stay on the beach until the last moment. It's so beautiful

2 Mar 2009 9:29am

BoB from Milano, Italy

love the dramatic mood

2 Mar 2009 10:16am

Meruby from Vienna, Austria

Fantastic - beautiful B&W and the pattern created by the pebbles is fascinating. It captures this dramatic situation perfectly.

2 Mar 2009 10:31am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Love grey tones of this shot. Love shot too !

2 Mar 2009 10:51am

Pradeep from India

The foreground is the treatment in b&w :)

2 Mar 2009 10:57am

Robert Jones from Toronto, Canada

I can't imagine what this would have looked like in colour. BW was definitely the way to go. Nice job.

2 Mar 2009 11:02am

zahai from Berlin, Germany the contrast, and the sky is awesome :)

2 Mar 2009 11:06am

Blue_Berry from Briennon, France

un ciel qui rejoint la terre dans des contrastes forts, une mer tout en filé, un N&B QUI qui transporte dans un atre monde, supebe image

2 Mar 2009 11:07am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very beautiful. I like the capture of the last bit of surf still on the beach. Great composition.

2 Mar 2009 11:25am

zOOm from Paris, France

A remarkable b&w rendering Steve, utterly dramatic. A beauty indeed. Look at this threatening sky ! Wow !

2 Mar 2009 11:48am

JWS from Flensburg, Germany


2 Mar 2009 12:21pm

10fraction from France

this is an absolute beauty!!! Congratulations

2 Mar 2009 12:42pm

Ajay from Pune, India

A mysterious beauty. Amazing play of the waves.

2 Mar 2009 2:30pm

Don from spokane, United States

A strong image with the threatening clouds. I also like the surf flow. Altogether an effective image.

2 Mar 2009 2:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Absolutely stunning!! Bravo!

2 Mar 2009 2:45pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I agree with all that have commented before me, this is stunning Steve!

2 Mar 2009 2:49pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful. The atmosphere is wonderful.

2 Mar 2009 2:53pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

The sky sure looks threatening, good capture!

2 Mar 2009 2:59pm

missparis from PARIS, France

De toute beauté !

2 Mar 2009 3:12pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Magnificient shot. The clouds looks so strong. Very nice capture

2 Mar 2009 3:18pm

JTF from Zaanstad, Netherlands

One word 'SPECTACULAIR " !!

2 Mar 2009 3:32pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Breathtaking splendour, captured with style and skill, Steve. This is one of those images which stops you in your tracks. Utterly incredible work

2 Mar 2009 5:20pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The sky is fantastic and i like the drawing of the foam of the sea when it recede, on the sand. And what a great dramatic mood !!

2 Mar 2009 5:25pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

a unique image. I've been looking quite close and am finally convinced this must have been with a slow shutter speed to create the effect with the water. Nice work.

2 Mar 2009 5:33pm

peter from new york, United States

fantastic shot!

2 Mar 2009 6:00pm

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

great shot here,very impressive and gorgeous shot...

2 Mar 2009 6:07pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

I like this one a lot - 5 stars! This was a long exposure?

2 Mar 2009 6:20pm

Zygene from morlaix, France

une belle ambiance de solitude, bravo

2 Mar 2009 6:36pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Spectacular! best...jerry

2 Mar 2009 7:03pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Absolutely exquisite. Love the BW and the wet highlights on the sand. An exceptional seascape.

2 Mar 2009 7:06pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Amazing shot, such drama in the skies

2 Mar 2009 7:30pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Superb atmosphere shot and I particularly like the action of the run-back from the sand . . this one really ticks all the boxes.

2 Mar 2009 9:58pm

Charles from New York, United States

Awesome shot. Love the exposure.

2 Mar 2009 10:33pm

XaviH from Badalona (almost Barcelona), Spain

A masterpiece Steve. Maybe your best shoot. Congratulations!

2 Mar 2009 10:49pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

there is such a superbly dramatic mood cpatured here! excellent use of the conditions and the textures and verious shades of grey work really well in b&w - nicely done!

3 Mar 2009 12:38am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Superb shot! Very moody and dramatic. Very nice.

3 Mar 2009 1:04am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Very dramatic this approaching storm in B&W and I like the texture of the water, great use of long shutter speed.

3 Mar 2009 1:38am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Steve, this is just wonderful.... sooooo expressive! The tone, composition, drama, and atmosphere are all excellent! Congrats!!!

3 Mar 2009 2:18am

Marzia from ., Italy

5 star!!

3 Mar 2009 6:52am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5stars

3 Mar 2009 1:02pm

blackivory from Singapore, Singapore

wow, superb! love the movement of the waves, and the atmosphere captured here.

3 Mar 2009 1:02pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Incredible, moody atmosphere that's really enhanced by the b&w. A very classy image.

3 Mar 2009 1:52pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Dramatique et poétique. Très belle atmosphère.

3 Mar 2009 6:25pm

Stephanie from Toronto, Canada

WOW! dramatic and stunning!

4 Mar 2009 11:16pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

WOW just beautiful!

5 Mar 2009 2:00am

Bern'art from Joue Les Tours, France

Very nice, very dramatic atmosphere. Woo, splendid:)

7 Mar 2009 4:05pm

david from Orange, France

Belle intensité dramatique, impressionnant.

19 Apr 2010 7:26am