James C's photo of Beadnell Bay

My shot of Beadnell Point at Sunrise, 5.02am

Average rating of 4.41 from 78 votes

Beadnell Bay

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Beadnell Bay

Date Taken: 5th May 2009. 9019 page views since 27th July 2009.

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ps Sep 20, 2009 Rating: 0

saw that for sale in the craster arms today like looks lush printed !

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Adzo Aug 9, 2009 Rating: -3

It's not just about the waves, eh James! Great, smashing, super etc...

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SophieG Aug 8, 2009 Rating: 0

Jamesy Jamesy Jamesy. Your hard work and dedication really pays off, this is such an amazing shot. I had to laugh at the guys negative comment above. Hehehe, daft dafty...if there is one person who knows EXACTLY what he is doing...it is the jamesmeister.

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locoparasurf Aug 3, 2009 Rating: -2

photoshopped or not, spectacular photo.

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dannyoconnor Aug 2, 2009 Rating: 2

take this shizzle down!! secret spot!! secret spot!! only kidding good work Jamie C....hope we get some waves again soon

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josh exell Aug 2, 2009 Rating: -3

im sorry but this photo really doesnt do it for me. the composition is bad and it looks like youve got too much salt or spray on your lens as the pics got that hazy look. the big shape of white foam in the foreground is distracting and the sun flare is ugly. i really like the colours though. grab some filters, check your composition and youl be there!

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josh exell Aug 4, 2009 Rating: 1

ahhh well yeah i havnt put any stuff on here for a while and your right those shots are aweful. xl_photography is my actual msw account check that out its a litte more recent. and check out my flickr if ya want. www.flickr.com/photos/josh_exell im just voicing an opinion and having spent a couple of years doing seascapes etc. now i was offering a few tips i would expect the same. praise is all good but constructive criticism is how we learn.

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A Frame Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

I hope you are being sarcastic?

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www.johnpaulking.net Aug 2, 2009 Rating: -3

don't mean to be negative, but i just checked "your" photos and they are no where near this. boring sunset shot, every horizon not level. nothing special. maybe you should have better work before you start criticizing.

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berko Aug 1, 2009 Rating: 2

I wish there was a unicorn dolphin here.

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James C Aug 1, 2009 Rating: 1

i also wish that, might shift a few more prints then.....! Just to have it perfectly sillhoetted against the suns rays and jumping out of the water. Yep that would work haha.

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Little Bow Jul 31, 2009 Rating: -2

S p o o o k y ! !

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sodasurfa Jul 31, 2009 Rating: 3

so im pretty sure this is where peter pan lives

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Easily:HyPn0tiZ3d Aug 1, 2009 Rating: 2

then u better watch out ol' mickey jackson will not be far behind

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Surf Berbere Jul 31, 2009 Rating: 0

A M A Z I N G!!!

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lee Jul 31, 2009 Rating: 0

wow nice, you could sell this photo or something like that

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James C Jul 30, 2009 Rating: -1

Cheers for the props people. Just to clarify, you can't do this in one shot for several reasons, i will elaborate but it might bore some people, just a friendly heads up! One is the little red flecks of light in the middle of the shot in line with the sun.... they only exist in the photo that was shot 2 stops underexposed, as the camera then saw the water as a dark tone and thus captured the suns rays refrating inside the water, as appose the obviously reflected light which appears on the whiter sections of water in line with the sun (which are from the 2 stops overexposed shot). An HDR image would look good but it would give you a different effect than this shot which is actually real in terms of the colours. Im stoked that people dig it tho- thanks!

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RHODRI Jul 31, 2009 Rating: 0

aah. you know your stuff.

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Will Jul 31, 2009 Rating: -1

Ahhh I get what you mean now! congratulations on the final product for sure though

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Cwurly Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 2

This really is a fantastic photo! So much thought and passion gone into it! Great!

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Lerry Gopez Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 3

A M A Z I N G S H O T! ! !

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RHODRI Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 2

5*. lovely arty shot but couldn't you have done this in one long exposure? thats a long way to go about it. respect tho.

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RHODRI Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 0

lovely arty shot but couldn't you have done this in one long exposure? seems like a long way to go about it.

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Kiwi John Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 3

Just around the bays from my favourite spot, great shot.

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Scott Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 0

wow amazing shot

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deCapitan Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 2


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Will Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 2

You CAN do HDRs in one exposure, if you didn't know already. You just have to shoot in RAW format

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Will Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 0

And of course, this is a beautiful picture, I've had trouble getting mine up because I hate resizing

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harveywallbanger Jul 30, 2009 Rating: 0

fantastic, keep em coming

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swinhoe Jul 28, 2009 Rating: 0

where are the waves or the surfers in it ? - i cant see them... ? ;)

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James C Jul 28, 2009 Rating: 1

I just wanted to say that this shot was, of course, extensively photoshopped, but was made simply by merging together the elements i wanted in the end product from three consecutive 0 +2 -2 bracketed shots using a polariser and a 1 stop grad filter, so everything in the shots is real in terms of the actual scene, but ive merely selected my favourite bits from the three shots.... It took 5 trips over 6 days to the spot to get the shot. Hopefully this will help some people enjoy the pic more....?!?

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A Frame Aug 3, 2009 Rating: 2

People harp on about photoshop but the truth is that even old film processing was manipulated through filters and various other dark room techniques, not to mention the optical porky pies lenses tell in terms of perspective, distance and distortion.

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Spongerdudette Jul 28, 2009 Rating: -1

You've made it into a nice shot there James.