Winter - the best time to visit the beach

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by theoldsmithy, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Some shots from a day on the Gower peninsula in South Wales. Some with Color Efex Pro, some Silver Efex Pro.

    Setting the scene: looking down on Rhossili beach
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    Rhossili #1 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    Erosion: this used to be a housebrick, I think
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    Rhossili #2 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    Wreckage: seriously well embedded in the sand
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    Rhossili #3 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    and again:

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    Rhossili #4 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    The beach was almost deserted:
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    Rhossili #5 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    Marram grass on Oxwich beach:
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    Oxwich #1 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    Oxwich beach again:
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    Oxwich #3 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    Early sunsets have their compensations!
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    Oxwich #2 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr
     
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  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
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  3. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    I like the feeling of solitude in peaceful surroundings. I favor the last 4 of the set in terms of composition. Nice set, makes me want to be there.
     
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  4. I imagine not a lot of swimmers this time of year.

    Nicely done.
     
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  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Hehe, nope, didn't see a single one. It may have been blue skies but at about 5 deg C with a reasonable breeze it was woolly hat and gloves weather. Even the dogs weren't venturing into the water :)
     
  6. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
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  7. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I grew up and continue to live on the New Jersey Shore (which we simply the Jersey Shore) and I can attest to the beauty and peace at the beach during the winter. Great work, with the RX100, Martin. I have my eye on a Mark III but the original is still a great pocket camera - and a bargain these days.
     
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