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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 10 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Have some Madeira m'dear.
Just returned from a couple of weeks in Madeira where the fabulous walking did wonders for my sciatica. Hence my sporadic postings. Now in the process of sorting the pics. This is one of the many dawn shots I took from where we were staying. It is looking east over Camara de Lobos towards the capital Funchal.

NIKON D70s 1/160 second F/9.0 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

A magnificent dawn theatre, with those huge clouds in the leading role. This is really a super shot..!
(Hope you enjoyed Madeira)

10 Mar 2009 11:59am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful spectacle of clouds and light, with the reflection in the sea.

10 Mar 2009 12:05pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

This is really lovely Your vantage point to catch the clouds like this could not have been better.

10 Mar 2009 12:31pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful and dramatic! This is powerful and mystical!

10 Mar 2009 12:31pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


10 Mar 2009 1:09pm

Marion from Liberty Township, United States

a very beautiful view and a nice shot! I love the cloudsa :) can't wait to see more...

10 Mar 2009 1:17pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

omg grouser, that's <i>beautiful</i>! i love the clouds, and the composition, the gentle subtleness of the light. and even the hint that everything we know is insignificant compared to the larger universe. awesome. to. behold.

10 Mar 2009 2:13pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

What a view and very well captured !!

10 Mar 2009 2:36pm

Tony Duque from Raleigh, United States's ever so much nicer than beer! You have dated yourself, Grouser... as have I, now. Wonderful shot... dark and foreboding and quite beautiful. Good work with preserving the nice contrasts. Thanks for sharing!!

10 Mar 2009 4:08pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

A country I have always wanted to visit, and yet have never found the time to. Such an amazing cloudscape, beautifully captured

10 Mar 2009 4:30pm

don from spokane, United States

This is a gorgeous image that impressed me with its subtle colors. It has a magical appeal not frequently seen in sunrise pictures. The formation of the clouds cooperated very well too. Excellent image.

10 Mar 2009 4:50pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Dawn doesn't sound very enticing,Madeira might do the trick,but for a shot like this i'd definitely jump out of bed.

10 Mar 2009 6:51pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, really moody, great shot

10 Mar 2009 8:11pm

k@ from France

Oooooooooh, love that light right HERE (where the light hits the coast under the wondrous clouds !)

10 Mar 2009 8:47pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

This definitely has the WOW! factor. Agree completely with Jeff and Alun.

10 Mar 2009 8:50pm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

un ciel de musiques !

10 Mar 2009 9:20pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Splendid! Well worth the early rise...or to stay up for!!!!

10 Mar 2009 9:58pm

Christopher from Atlanta, United States

Great shot.

10 Mar 2009 10:00pm

vu@granby Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

I love those curled clouds with the backlighted sun

10 Mar 2009 11:59pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Good heavens, what a spectacular view!! Hope your sciatica heals quickly. Mine's been bothering me on and off for over a decade!

11 Mar 2009 2:02am

Rags from Plano, United States

Beautiful looking clouds. I love the gold color that seems to be peering through the clouds.

11 Mar 2009 4:49am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Welcome back and what a start!!!! This is astounding!!! And beautiful....great light and super capture of the clouds!!!

11 Mar 2009 5:07am

rokhsana from tehran, Iran

wow,what a beatiful view u captured

11 Mar 2009 6:29am

Lorna from Regina, Canada

What a beautiful scene.

11 Mar 2009 2:09pm

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Wow...such beauty in the movement of clouds. The setting is stunning.

11 Mar 2009 5:59pm

peter from new york, United States

beautiful shot

11 Mar 2009 9:30pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Awesome clouds very dramatic. Love the light :)

12 Mar 2009 5:38pm

1/160 second
27 mm (35mm equiv.)