Angela Bonner, QPSA  

Windy day by Angela Bonner, QPSA

October 2019 - Windy day

About the Image(s)

Taken on a day out with a couple of friends to a place called Porthcawl. Crowds of photographers go there when there is a gale or storm because of the massive waves that break over the lighthouse. Because of my lack of ability I couldn't get down to where the best view was on the other side of the lighthouse but was quite pleased with this. Changed it to B&W and did some fiddling in Topaz as well.

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10 comments posted

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Well, well, well, a power image. I love the lighthouse with the water spray in front of it, and that it is partially hidden, adding power and drama. Got to get back to work, being called, and I will write more later. Love it.   Posted: 10/01/2019 08:59:08

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Angela, i find this a successful shot. I like the way the spray blows to the right coming into a mist, bringing me through the picture. What you might want to change - the cloud above the lighthouse may be a tad dark as it pulls my eye and thoughts more of a distraction than an accent. if you have a little more on the right, you might consider adding it, as if feels a little tight and it could use a little more room. you might even be able to get away with adding a little to the bottom, getting some cool waves and more of the wall, as it too feels a little cut off. contrast is well done, and a little more room around your subject, and as i look at it now, some on top too, could be really effective. Very well done, seen, and rendered.   Posted: 10/01/2019 18:04:32

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
(Group 18)
Of course I have seen many images of storms at Porthcawl. Your is very interesting because you have not used the tripod holes that others use when photographing from what you term 'the best view'. Great capture of that sheet of spray and mono treatment. Not sure that I would agree with the suggestion on more space - it feels right for me.   Posted: 10/03/2019 10:55:42
Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Thanks, Ian. Pleased to have got one good shot. Packed out down there!!
Doubt I will see you on the 29th October as in hospital day before for knee replacement!! Should have been 2nd but cancelled.
Will make sure a lemon drizzle cake is there for you!!   Posted: 10/03/2019 11:01:19

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
A very dramatic shot showing the power of the sea, Angela! I think you caught the spray at the right time, to show it's power! The spray is dwarfing the lighthouse which adds to the dramatic effect. I like it the way it is and I think B&W was the way to go to show the stormy skies and sea!   Posted: 10/03/2019 18:09:40

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Angela, what a dramatic image. Black and white was an excellent choice. I like the clouds mixed with the mist from the sea, the rough waters. The clouds and mist from the upper left bring the eye right into the seawall and lighthouse. I would hang that on my wall!
  Posted: 10/04/2019 16:01:37

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Hello Angela,
I am visiting from Monochrome Group 32. This is very impressive, filling up the whole frame with the spray.
I am referring you to two other ocean spray images in the groups this month, for your interest:
Larry Treadwell in Group 67, and Ken Carlson in Group 33.   Posted: 10/22/2019 22:14:39

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Thanks, Stephen, for your comments.   Posted: 10/23/2019 11:42:03

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Stephen encouraged me to visit and see your wave photo. You may not have gotten to where you wanted to be by this is still an effective photo. I don't think I ever seen so much of a trailing plume of spray as you captured in this shot. You did quite well.   Posted: 10/29/2019 07:45:44

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Many thanks for those comments!
I was very disappointed when I got home as felt I could have done better so great I got one good shot!!'   Posted: 10/29/2019 08:51:31