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Resilient Granite

Resilient Granite
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-30
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Kenko Pro1 CP
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-11 13:23
Viewed: 4489
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I noticed this strange outcrop of rock and thought It may make for an interesting photo. Please look at my WORKSHOP for a closer look at the strata (layers of rock). I think this rock is Granite BTW. I cant exactly pinpoint the location but Its somewhere between Bunbeg and Brinlack on the Donegal coast. There's nothing quite as resilient as a big lump of granite, and most of Donegal sits on a very big lump.

Donegal is in Ireland's north-west corner, renowned for its rugged coastline and its upland bogs. One of Ireland's biggest counties, it includes the most northerly point (despite not being in Northern Ireland) and stretches at least 100km away to the south-west.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10/1 mm

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-10-11 14:00]

Hi Stephen,

Indeed a strange looking rock, and very well captured by you.
Great details, beautiful colours and sharpness and I like the depth here very much. I also took a closer look at your WS and it's amazing.
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

Another great landscape.
Well done

Hello Steve,
I could go on about the elements of composition & the technical aspects that makes this one outstanding..
Suffice to say I'm taking notes ;)
Excellent presentation with the WS addition,
Very well done and a pleasure to view.

Unusual landscape, hardly to imagine an Ireland like this, the only reminder would be perhaps the smaller green patch on center right. Looks rather like a sub-Saharan region type landscape. A good reminder "to think outside the box" and not always expect a cliche.

Hello Stephen,
These rocks and the sky are splendid. Beautiful contrasts and perfect crop. I like much.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-11 16:26]

Wonderful shots, you can really see the great stresses the land has been subjected to. The rock really must have been folded to produce this vertical arrangement. I like the close up shot as it allows you to see the granite in more detail. Nice pink tones in the rock (from the Orthoclase feldspar in the granite I assume). Excellent textures. Great sky, colours, light and composition



Hi Stephen,
Very neat and sharp image. Great PoV. Nicely composed. Beautiful natural colors. Superb shot and great PP works.

Ben Lakitan

Seems to me that you have mastered that lens! Canon should hire you to promote it! I LOVE your photos and learn so much from your work!


Evelynn : )

Hi Steve,
To really stunning photos of this beautiful shaped piece of granite. The UWA lens gave it a lot of depth and beautiful details throughout the scene. I really like the angles in both rock and sky. Great clarity and colors.

:) tomorrow

Awesome Stephen. I love how the foreground rock formation makes takes the eye up to those magnificent clouds. NBrilliant work. Thank you my friend!

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