Holding Fast

Posted by OpenSpace Images (Wirral, United Kingdom) on 9 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

60+ mph winds out on the beach at Hoylake a few days ago whipped up a sandstorm. It made for a very dramatic landscape.

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

magnificent image full of energy, dynamic; almost feel the wind -brilliant!

9 Jan 2012 5:24am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Great colours and perspective. Might possibly have been stronger off centre. :-)

9 Jan 2012 5:25am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Excelente imagen!! Enhorabuena!!

9 Jan 2012 6:38am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

like this!

9 Jan 2012 6:42am

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great shot, love it !

9 Jan 2012 12:50pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice image ...well done

9 Jan 2012 5:20pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fantastic image, love the movement of the sand.

9 Jan 2012 6:11pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Yes, I can feel these small sand seeds picking my face !
Splendid !

9 Jan 2012 6:58pm

Ben from Germany

wonderful image. looks so sureal. like it.

9 Jan 2012 7:20pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Tout simplement magnifique !

9 Jan 2012 9:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! This is fantastic! Wonderful composition!

9 Jan 2012 9:42pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing image.

9 Jan 2012 11:18pm

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderful perspective...I can almost feel and hear the sand whipping around. Spotlight material...really great!

9 Jan 2012 11:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

10 Jan 2012 12:02am

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

very cool shot! great effect!

10 Jan 2012 12:54am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful image. Nice effect!!!

10 Jan 2012 3:04am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant photo! love the composition and the artistic processing!

10 Jan 2012 1:24pm

Moein from Bandar-e-Anzali, Iran

Excellent !

10 Jan 2012 8:11pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Félicitations pour le Spotlight!

10 Jan 2012 10:32pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


10 Jan 2012 10:34pm

alex centrella from California, United States

F A N T A S T I C . . . . !

11 Jan 2012 12:13am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Jan 2012 1:02am

Nina Lea Cazille from United States

I knew it! Congratulations on the Spotlight! This is literally one of those photos that you can transport yourself to and really feel. Fabulous!

11 Jan 2012 2:42am

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Very beautiful! Congrats!

11 Jan 2012 3:53am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

absolutely stunning!

11 Jan 2012 4:12am

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful! Congrats on the spotlight!

11 Jan 2012 6:32am

flyingwind风飞扬 from somewhere,, China

Fantastic photo! Congrats on its spotlight!

11 Jan 2012 7:08am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

wow superb shot!

11 Jan 2012 7:26am



11 Jan 2012 7:45am

Marzia from ., Italy

awesome! love the colors

11 Jan 2012 8:20am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

You persevered and got that image...no wonder it is a Spotlight, congrats! Great work! :OD

11 Jan 2012 8:34am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Beautiful colours and perspective. Congratulations.

11 Jan 2012 9:09am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb shot, congratulations on the spotlight.

11 Jan 2012 9:13am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful photo ! Congratulations on the spotlight !

11 Jan 2012 9:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderful dynamics in all senses of the word - a true 'natural' for the Spotlight. Congrats !

11 Jan 2012 9:21am

Sherene - innereyephotography from Johannesburg, South Africa

just beautiful... tones are amazing, the capture of the movement of the sand is incredible. I LOVE it!

11 Jan 2012 9:38am

Mathilde BERCEAUX from Pagny sur Moselle, France


11 Jan 2012 10:17am

Florence from Paris, France

Well done for this fantastic image. A pure wonder. And congrats for this indisputably well deserved spotlight !

11 Jan 2012 11:24am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

A glorious image. Beautiful.

11 Jan 2012 1:09pm

Addey Kehinde from Guildford, United Kingdom

Gosh...what a shot! Marvellous!!

11 Jan 2012 2:37pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Cool Very beautiful
Proficiat on the spotlight

11 Jan 2012 3:20pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

extraordinaire, fantomatique, comme surgi de nul part, un tableau de maître ;)

11 Jan 2012 4:58pm

acm from St. Louis, United States


11 Jan 2012 6:49pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice image and fantastic moving sand !

11 Jan 2012 7:36pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

J'aime beaucoup

11 Jan 2012 7:59pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Absolutly top !!!

11 Jan 2012 8:12pm

Patrick Chatelier from Le Barcarès, France

Congratulations !!!

12 Jan 2012 7:42pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Wow, what a great image! The composition is great, and I hope neither you nor your camera was damaged by that sand!

12 Jan 2012 10:00pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is awesome! I love the blowing sand...I hope you camera is OK!

13 Jan 2012 4:22pm

Avishyaa from Manama, Bahrain

Great Shot! Perfectly captured, and definitely a creative idea. Lovely work.

13 Jan 2012 7:37pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

special windy mood

14 Jan 2012 7:44am

Jean Jacques from France


14 Jan 2012 6:23pm

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

très beau travail, le centrage lui va bien et la lumière est superbe !

15 Jan 2012 9:59am

elmer from France

C'est une perspective que l'on ne voit pas souvent. J'apprécie d'autant plus.

15 Jan 2012 6:57pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation on the spotlight! Beautiful composition!

15 Jan 2012 10:22pm

Through the Lens from United States

Stunning capture! Absolutely beautiful

18 Jan 2012 12:51am

kash from Barcelona, Spain

increíble!!!! sin palabras.

18 Jan 2012 7:08pm

Boas from Horred, Sweden

I like it very much. Bravo!

19 Jan 2012 6:03pm

Lalin from Santa Marta, Colombia


20 Jan 2012 5:08pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

woow, magnifique !

27 Jan 2012 7:33am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight. It's very beautiful.

3 Feb 2012 1:21pm

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Lots of emotion in this photograph

10 Feb 2012 3:33am

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Whoaaa...a ghost ship floating on the sand!

29 Apr 2012 12:02pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


22 Jun 2012 11:43am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


23 Jun 2012 4:32pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Congraulations, not your usual style, but so magnificent, it really is a miraculous
photo, well deserving of that award !

29 Jun 2012 5:52am

L'angevine from Angers, France

bravo pour cette fumée à l'eau

29 Jul 2013 7:42am

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