- Loro (557)
- [2008-08-26 2:46]
Great job! Wrll done Paul.
- jesst (2441)
- [2008-08-26 2:54]
Very good landscape photo, TFS!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-08-26 3:35]
A great composition of the Atlantic rollers and the rocks at Bude and a fine use of the lighting while you could make use of it.
Sorry to hear that you had a bad summer in the UK. Ours was not too bad but the drought in May decimated many butterfly species by withering their food plants, July was dry and since then it's been mixed with more rain these last two weeks.
Your note also applies here, sad to say. We have to consume and waste less but the world's economy depends on the opposite!
Many of us feel that's it's too late but something must be done by the world's leaders if there is to be hope: in the meantime the slow-motion crash continues....
We'll cheer ourselves up by photographing what's left!
- gondox (1585)
- [2008-08-26 3:41]
Although I love weather like this, it sure is bad to have it all summer. It is sad to read this about the fauna around there, that there's already too many obvious signs of climate change. Regardless of that the picture is wonderful, and gives back some hope to see the inevitable power of nature in those waves.
Wonderful shot filled with real subject through notes, TFS!
- betsie (0)
- [2008-08-26 3:49]
Wow!! that is all I can say to this photo Paul.
- Kathleen (232)
- [2008-08-26 3:51]
Love the view into your image following this rock/reef line out with the waves coming towards you. Sort of makes you want to jump back out of the way so the gear does not get wet. Beautifully taken with great exposure, colour and detail.
Who would have thought looking at this image that you were having bad weather camped out.
Change is going on down under in little ole NZ as well, each year you are seeing things change.
- Alutka (1682)
- [2008-08-26 4:31]
kolejny przepiękny widok na Atlantyk. Niby sielski i spokojny ale już wyczuwa się to napięcie zwiastujące zmiany - w kolorze chmur na horyzoncie, w wietrze układającym fale...
Masz rację, zmiany klimatu dotykają cały glob ziemski, w Polsce też nie było "normalnego " sezonu letniego w ciągu kilku ostatnich lat. Albo upały dochodzące do 30 stopni Celsjusza lub powodzie i tornada niszczące wszystko na swej drodze.
...it's like watching a car crash in slow motion...
Best wishes and regards
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-08-26 4:34]
When I see the wonderful red rocks in the foreground I feel like travelling to that place, knee down and take pictures of the shapes and patterns... Now, these rocks play an important rule in your picture, too!. They point to the main subject of the picture, the Black Rock. This is very well seen!
- anel (40574)
- [2008-08-26 5:42]
Beautiful light and magnificent colours for this marvellous shot. Is a little bit in contrast to what you are writing.. Excellent point of view and composition, very beautiful shot indeed.
Un grand merci
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-08-26 6:31]
This is just another wonder of the Creation and indeed a beautiful seascape. A striking and stunning scene. I am sure you enjoyed photographing it, as much as I have observing it. I can imagine the awesome feeling you had being so close to such splendid view. I have many times admired scenes like this one, paging through books. A beautiful atmosphere is captured. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your day.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2008-08-26 6:53]
il offre vraiment de jolies oportunité.voila encore une image splendide.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-08-26 7:14]
Great DOF and clarity in this shot.
The filter makes the sky look a little too blue though I feel.
Its a beautiful image though,very well seen and captured.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2008-08-26 7:38]
excellent use of your equipment and your talents too. tfs.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-08-26 7:50]
As always a very good photograph. You must be quite satisfied about that Sigma zoom.
I like the way you managed depth or 3D in your work through these extraordinary foreground rocks leading to the little 'mountain' in the background. Subtle clouds as well.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-08-26 7:59]
The weather conditions don't seem to affect your splendid photography but I sympathize with you as we can 'boast' having had a 'hot'summer. It's all weird! I studied Alternative Technology at the Open University in 1978, then one felt hopeful about change, but now I've given up, humans are soooo greedy!!
Anyway, great capture of the Black Rock with the lovely wet brown rocky beach in the foreground. I love the rough waves and the fine sky. A lovely composition!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-08-26 8:39]
Another great seascape. Nice diagonal composition with rocks on foreground and big rock on the left. Beautiful sky, great dynami waves
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-08-26 8:40]
I agree with your notes both to me and ongoing..the sea...it holds quite a story...and is yet teh real unexplored wilderness....underneath...that is where I would wish to see someday and not from a glass bottomed boat...but some submarine...For all the beauty we see at seascape-side, there must be a hundredfold more down below...Wonderful thought..you have given me some drive...some motivation..
- joey (24909)
- [2008-08-26 8:53]
Man I want that lens!! I have to wait about 4.5 months before even considering to buy one :-(
This is another stunning landscape image.
The wet rocks form a great lead-in line and as usual you've composed this perfectly.
Fantastic depth from the super-wide view and great DOF to keep it all tack-sharp.
Superb notes too. When I first got a camera about 2 years ago, I remember staying out in the "wild" photographing for ages and I never ran out of subjects to shoot. This year has been barren compared to the year before and when I went to france and spain a few weeks ago it dawned on me how creature-less we are getting here in England. For example I photographed about 20 new species in one day in France and everywhere you looked there were animals.
Anyway, awesome shot....
- mohaiminawang (2)
- [2008-08-26 9:42]
Beautiful landscape shot as usual.I like how you capture the foreground. Excellent sharpness and nice colour.TFS.
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-08-26 9:47]
What a wonderful scene from Widemouth Bay,
Great DOF, composition and exposure.Welldone my friend.
- mala-zaba (1165)
- [2008-08-26 10:49]
It is always difficult to give you a critic, I find your photos always perfect! I like the choice of diagonal for the POV.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-08-26 12:26]
interesante perspectiva y efectos...
bello pov y excelente encuadre,
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-08-26 12:51]
Signiture image of my friend Paul!
great depth with wonderful fg interest and a good distance view of the rock!
good sharpness, nice colour and details
take care and sincere regards from NZ
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-08-26 13:34]
Hi Paul. IMHO this is your best picture taken with the 40D so far , I say the last bit because i am sure there is more to come from you. Your lowPOV and full compostion and use of the light makes this seascape come to life. very well done TFS.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-08-27 0:36]
Superb PaulH sht, your signature style, as usual, is all over it!Bro, please come down to India(be my guest), and teach me how you create/compose such magic!
- erve (620)
- [2008-08-27 3:32]
hi paul. Nice composition and colours. I particularly like the rocky outcrop running down the centre, it reminds me of an alligators back!