Coastal Inversion before and afters


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 19/04/2022 - 18:52
So where I live the main road etc is higher altitude wise than the village I live in and as you drive down the road to the village, you're greeted with a wonderful view of the village below, the Bristol channel and then England opposite. A few days ago we had, what can only be described as a cloud inversion over the sea. Thinking it would be great to shoot I headed down to the water edge:

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Coastal SeaScape by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Coastal SeaScape by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

The above image as well as the panoramic image below ( 7 images I think from memory) shows the clouds over the sea:

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Sunset Pano by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

Following on from other post regarding a missed image, this set also has one. When I thought the light was gone as the sun was down past the horizon, I placed the filters back into their pouch, camera back in the backpack, wiped the tripod legs dry with a microfibre drying cloths, checked everything was there and nothing left and headed for home via the break in the cliffs we have here. The whole process probably 10 minutes max.
As I walked through the gap in the cliff and looked left I couldn't believe it, the clouds had rolled in and the distant chimney from the decommissioned power station was being enveloped by arms of thick cloud. It truly looked like something from an Avengers movie with how these arms of cloud were consuming the chimney, leaving parts exposed and visible arms engulfing it.

After a loud expletive I ran literally 20 seconds to the top of the cliff where the coastal path was to get an uninterrupted view of it and take an image but within that 20 or so seconds, the chimney was gone. Gutted didn't cut it. It's still burned in my minds eye and for me, probably would have been one of the best images I could ever have shot - a shot in a million. GUTTED!

Still, I got the camera out and the clouds had now well and truly made land fall and I was also now in them. So I managed to shoot these images

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Welsh National Coastal Path Fog by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Welsh National Coastal Path Fog by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Empty Bench by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Welsh National Coastal Path Fog by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
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vic cross

Link Posted 20/04/2022 - 00:20
All very nice Gareth. But the chimney might have fitted into my "CHIMNEYS" comp. this week.
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 20/04/2022 - 10:45
Very nice atmospheric photos.
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Urbanmeister

Link Posted 20/04/2022 - 15:46
Obviously great images there, Gareth. Just wondering what the 'loud expletive' was...

Was it something like, 'oh, poop', as my minion oriented nephew might say?
Be well, stay safe.

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 20/04/2022 - 15:51
Thanks all!

Urbanmeister wrote:
Obviously great images there, Gareth. Just wondering what the 'loud expletive' was...

Was it something like, 'oh, poop', as my minion oriented nephew might say?

That could have been it
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 20/04/2022 - 16:59
A nice set. I particularly like the last ones after the mist has reached the land. Glowing mist is one of the joys of life!
cardiffgareth wrote:
After a loud expletive I ran literally 20 seconds to the top of the cliff where the coastal path was to get an uninterrupted view of it and take an image but within that 20 or so seconds, the chimney was gone. Gutted didn't cut it. It's still burned in my minds eye and for me, probably would have been one of the best images I could ever have shot - a shot in a million. GUTTED!

I feel your pain! A similar thing happened to me last week. On the top of the highest part of Portland, mist rising from the sea and starting to roll over the cliff top, sun breaking through cloud and giving interesting light. My 'Portland Prison' thread is the only half-decent shot I could get. No other opportunities due to (a) grandkids etc. hanging around; and (b) impossible to stop on the road home that was looking down onto the mist due to fould traffic as a result of an accident. Not even the chance of an expletive (mild, of course!), due to presence of wife and grandkids...

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 23/04/2022 - 09:38
Cheers Steve, yes glowing mist is awesome at sunset!

Feel your pain also!
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redbusa99

Link Posted 23/04/2022 - 10:06
great shots, mono ones very atmospheric, love them. You are blessed with a lovely area to live in, the nearest coast for me is Severn beach or Weston Super Mare, neither exactly inspiring
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 23/04/2022 - 12:06
Never been to Severn beach, it's on my hit list to go as I want to shoot the bridge there! Weston - yeah, as a beach it's not the most inspiring but you have a pier
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