Storm Ciara at Porthcawl

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Strong stormy weather and difficult lighting conditions made capturing any images at Porthcawl Lighthouse on Sunday a real challenge. 80+ mph winds, sea spray, rogue waves and a topnotch breakfast at the Pier Point Cafe made the 3am start all worthwhile. This was my first attempt at capturing a storm at the coast and big waves at that. A lot was learnt on Sunday just gone.


 
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Nice one. I like a cool colour temp for storm photos. Could you perhaps reduce the highlights and up the clarity in the big wave to bring out a few more details?

Got some storm photos from up here in the north west but Morecambe Bay is much more sheltered than some of the giant waves cornwall gets. Would love to see them. Get down to Sennen cove next time!
 
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Could you perhaps reduce the highlights and up the clarity in the big wave to bring out a few more details?
I did play with the idea, i'll revisit and see what it looks like - thank you for the comment. - As for other locations. Im bang middle of the country, nearest coast is a 2 hour drive away. Cornwall is probably closer to a 4 hour drive but Sennen cove does look like it could make for some espic seascapes/sea storms
 
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Looks fantastic. Love the cold blue tones and the drama captured, composition is great. The only thing I'd look at is it looks a bit grainy when viewing the Flickr version, could be worth trying some noise reduction
 
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The only thing I'd look at is it looks a bit grainy when viewing the Flickr version, could be worth trying some noise reduction
Thank you Scirocco, the image has already been through 2 rounds of noise reduction. The conditions, no light to speak of, with the wind gusting sea water in the air really didn't help. ISO 6400 @ 07:30 and 80mph winds lol
 
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Perhaps my fav image from last weekend.



Video Footage here >
View: https://youtu.be/S7voiuCRnmc
far far more impact here than on the videos...or in colour...
the real element here which pulls the tension together with some hope is the glimmer at the lighthouse...it stands firm
the best shot i have seen and i live near porthcurno where it all happens each year
 
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Just watched the video.

Can't decide whether I think you're mental or I'm jealous.

It's the sort of thing I used to do in my 20's when we had the storm of '87 down south.

Cracking shot the last one, well worth the outing.
 
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