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Sinking mud

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 25 February 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Doesn't seem so silly until you see some of the daft people in the summer thinking they can walk or drive out to the sea when the tides out. Happy Silly Tuesday

Canon EOS 60D 1/250 second F/13.0 ISO 100 250 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I wonder if a sign like that would deter estate agents from delivering junk mail to me . . anything is worth a try.

25 Feb 2014 5:38am

@Ronnie 2¢: I'm not sure Ronnie but I get the feeling they would still find a way !

jean pierre from paris, France

belle compo!! amitiés

25 Feb 2014 6:41am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

In Okinawa people walk out in low tide and literally walk between some of the smaller islands; interesting

25 Feb 2014 7:50am

claudie from le havre, France

Beautiful picture Doug !!!! bonne journée claudie

25 Feb 2014 8:02am

@claudie: Thank you Claudie, nice to see you've returned

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Le reflet du personnage et de la pancarte jaune géniale compo.
Belle journée

25 Feb 2014 8:08am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

he is brave (although doesn't seem to be sinking too much!)...I like the layers and reflections in this shot.

25 Feb 2014 8:35am

@Emma G: Thanks Emma. Walk out a little further and the mud gets really dangerous, not that you would sink so far it would go over your head but unfortunately far enough to trap you while the tide comes in. Unfortunately people have lost their lives

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

You really don't want to sink in there..mabey his sunglasses are só dark he didnt see the sign :)
Beautiful shot,happy ST Doug !

25 Feb 2014 9:23am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Great shot. Quick sand is another hazard - or is it only something you see in B grade movies?!

25 Feb 2014 10:24am

@Stephen: Thanks Stephen, see my reply to Emma to see how dangerous it is

Devi from Chennai, India

Some guts to saunter past the warning sign !!!

25 Feb 2014 11:03am

@Devi: If you ask me I would suggest it only takes stupidity

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

There are always so many daft people! Is it safe where she is walking?

25 Feb 2014 11:26am

@Julie L. Brown: She is fine where she is but a little past the sign and it becomes dangerous, the sad thing about it is the amount of people who ignore the signs then they are in real danger of the mud capturing them and the tide coming in. Fortunately the rescue services have two hovercraft that are indispensable in saving the foolhardy although someone still has to spot them in trouble to call them out

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Rhooo lala danger !!! j'aime beaucoup la composition!

25 Feb 2014 1:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning! I love it! Best, Adela

25 Feb 2014 2:32pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It just serves to kill off the stupid ones Doug! Well seen and captured! ;-)))

25 Feb 2014 2:37pm

@Eric Cousineau: Unfortunately that's exactly what it can do Eric. Thank you

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Yeah i've stood on sinking mud before, it's amazing how it gets you!

25 Feb 2014 3:33pm

don from United States

A fine shot and reminder of how ignorance some people can be.

25 Feb 2014 3:43pm

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Nice to see you've got them over your side as well, saves us feeding the crabs I suppose . ;>)

25 Feb 2014 4:13pm

@Jeff & Pat: They never learn unfortunately ;-)

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Il n'a pas peur !
Bon cadrage.

25 Feb 2014 4:13pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

I wonder what's amazing catch she eyes....

25 Feb 2014 4:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Excellent ST image - there are alwasy those who think they will not be affected.

25 Feb 2014 5:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

some people have to learn the hard way, i guess ... ;-)

25 Feb 2014 6:37pm

Marie-France from Angers, France

belle composition ! superbe lumière et couleur... bonne soirée !

25 Feb 2014 6:57pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

People huh!):-

25 Feb 2014 7:15pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

He he - Happy ST. There are lots of people who think these signs mean everyone else except them;)

25 Feb 2014 8:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A daredevil staying just on the safe side of the line.

25 Feb 2014 10:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fabulous image Doug! I am glad that she isn't sinking! Happy ST!

25 Feb 2014 11:02pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Silly Tuesday! ;-)

25 Feb 2014 11:12pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Maybe this does not apply iin her direction :-)) Funny shot, perfect for ST ...
Happy ST ...

25 Feb 2014 11:51pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

It is fortunate that rescue services are available. Of course there is an expense to the taxpayers when resources are directed to the foolhardy. Many areas in the US (national and state parks) where people engage in risky activities have begun charging the rescued for services rendered.

26 Feb 2014 11:34am

L'angevine from Angers, France

même avec ce panneau de danger,le personnage ne semble pas craintif

26 Feb 2014 2:41pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Whoa ..... what's she doing out there? Good one, Doug.

26 Feb 2014 4:25pm

Canon EOS 60D
1/250 second
ISO 100
250 mm