nickh's photo of Porthcawl - Coney Beach

Not Porthcawl but near by - the evening light catches a nice looking left.

Average rating of 4.33 from 120 votes

Porthcawl - Coney Beach

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Wales > Porthcawl - Coney Beach

Date Taken: 6th June 2008. 13747 page views since 26th June 2008.

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surferdudecj Apr 14, 2009 Rating: 1

Stunning picture! Thats amiazing 5 Raiting for that!! WOW!!

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XFIX-08 Sep 29, 2008 Rating: -1

is that small or is it just the picture blur

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surferHeafield91 Jul 27, 2008 Rating: 2

such a great pic

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El Mürko Jul 16, 2008 Rating: 1

stunning, stunning, stunning!

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coops Jul 2, 2008 Rating: 0

glad to see hbrs got outvoted here. the original comment struck me as somewhat narrow minded for someone who claims to love photography and surfing! it always strikes me as odd when one 'photographer' criticises another - any decent snapper surely knows there's no right or wrong and there are endless ways one can interpret any scene. i'd like to see alot more shots like this in the surfing mags and websites

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kiwi J Jul 2, 2008 Rating: 0

mesmerising, great photo

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Inny Jul 2, 2008 Rating: 1

if it is indeed around porthcawl, let me know where...! i gotta check it out.

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joem Jun 30, 2008 Rating: 1

now thats a realy good photo

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mg Jun 30, 2008 Rating: 0

Cracking shot dude. Some of these loosers don't know what they are talking about. Keep on trucking!!!!

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blueshade27 Jun 29, 2008 Rating: 6

Looks almost like an oil painting!! Superd work mate, shutter speed was perfect. Just enough to show the movement but not long enough to lose all your detail. Favorite!!

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tomtom Jun 28, 2008 Rating: 1

supernice.............!! yeahhhhhhhh

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David Batten Jun 28, 2008 Rating: -1

Thats a great wave art photo. You should get it put onto a surf T shirt for free at www.tuskasurf.co.uk

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Platinumfinz Jun 27, 2008 Rating: 1

Exellent shot. Skilled photography. Results of these types of experiments can be hard to pull off in colour. Well done!

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ginty Jun 27, 2008 Rating: 0

Not bad.it's naivety appeals to me.

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dirtboy Jun 27, 2008 Rating: 3

Good shot... draws your eye into the curl nicely! :)

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nickh Jun 27, 2008 Rating: -2

Thanks for all the positive messages! To answer some points - no it's not Porthcawl but it's in the area, of that I'm certain! As for the slow shutter speed - appreciate your view but what I'm after here is the movement of the water as the wave breaks not a simple documentary of a surf spot. both the light and the movement were important here.

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Binger Photo Jun 27, 2008 Rating: 2

stephen- I'm not saying its a crappy shot. I'm just voicing my opinion. Its not like I've never seen a photo like this before. I just don't appeal to them.

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somewhere_south Jun 26, 2008 Rating: 0

great shot - love the slow shutter speed, adds that added ethereal element - good work ;)

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BadgerAl Jun 26, 2008 Rating: 0

At last, Porthcawl(???) gets some good press!

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stephen scullion Jun 26, 2008 Rating: 0

hbsrx:: why do something that gets done over and over again when you can be a little more creative and original. i think its a great photo, its not always easy to get results like this either so well done.

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Binger Photo Jun 26, 2008 Rating: -5

Why the slow shutter speed? I think it ruined a potentially good shot. It looks like it would look amazing if it was just a fast shutter.

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Inny Jun 26, 2008 Rating: 1

that is NOT porthcawl!

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nokin Jun 26, 2008 Rating: 1

very nice expression on movement.

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Kirky Jun 26, 2008 Rating: 0

Great photo mate. Really nice work

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ginge Jun 26, 2008 Rating: 0

where is this spot mate? might have to check it out...

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All Jun 26, 2008 Rating: 0

wow....supernice pic ;-)