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Morte Point

Morte Point
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-19
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV & Cokin Grad
Exposure: f/16, 1/6 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 9:45
Viewed: 3347
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

this is looking west into the Atlantic Ocean from Morte Point, a windswept, desolate granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast.
This large boulder strewn cleft in the cliffs caught my eye as we walked past and despite the grey conditions and the incoming rain clouds, i thought it made for a nice view anyway so did my best to capture it. Could be sharper i know, but the wind was ruddy strong here...hopefully it's not too bad though.
Anyway, i am going to return as soon as possible and spend a few days wild camping when the weather is better...the potential for some decent photography around here is incredible and far too much to resist!

PP: shot in RAW, a slight lightening of shadows to reveal some details, curves, converted to JPEG, resized and sharpened..

Thanks for looking..

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Hello Paul,
It is Dorset again:-). As you mentioned in your note, the potential for photography is incredible apparently as we see all these great images.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-21 9:53]

Hi Paul
this is very nice image
I love this image
well done.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-04-21 10:11]

Hi Paul
very beautiful place and cliff.
the storming cloud is awesome and improves the image.
great sharpness, POV and use of the Wide lens.


Hi Paul
First of all great mood. Beautiful dark cloudy sky also greath depth of view. Your photo is as always very good. I dont know why but on my screeen the piksels are visible ant there are little trouble assoociated with postprcesssing
Best wishes

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-21 11:48]

Hi paul. A very good compostion in this shot . You have captured the mood of the weather so well. I am not to sure what it is but this looks a bit flat it dose not have your mark to it. but all said i would have been pleased to have taken it.
TFS Nick

It looks a bit foreboding over the horizon, the perspective is excellent and the colours are spot on. The "geology" is also very good. TFS regards h

Hello Paul,
Very dramatic coastline with those awesome cliff and headland! a place with lots of photographe value indeed!
captured well with a pov towards the awesome sky and the clarity on the rock formation!
many thanks for the sharing
regards Tony

Hi Paul,
Superb landscape shot in all aspects.


Hi Paul,

Not sure if it's my monitor or whether the jpeg conversion has gone awry, but it looks like the image has corrupted, which is a pity as it looks like a great picture. Great composition and very well seen, but I'd love to see a clean version.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-21 14:44]

Striking image, Paul!
What an incredible place which you have photographed expertly!
Exceptional composition and an excellent POV.
Seems a tad blurred in places but looks pretty windy there so that may be the culprit!
Great lead-in line and lots of interest for the eye.

I hope you enjoyed your Cornwall trip... that place is awesome!

Cheers mate,


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-21 17:02]

Hello Paul,

Very nice photo, great compoisition with rich details..
Well done


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-21 19:29]

Hi Paul,
Outstanding shot and a fantastic view from up there. Very impressive sharpness and details with lovely colour tones. You have captured the mood here brilliantly and managed the available light well. Excellent POV to portray this charming place and scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-21 23:03]

Hi Paul

Another excellent composition - well planned and captured. Great tones and moody colours. This feature, typical of faulted rocks, is called a Geo.


A beautiful capture of an interesting topography Paul, that boulder strewn cleft is very impressive and "pregnant" for many fine photographs my friend, hope to see them in the near future and during more sunny days!

Hi Paul,
A lovely capture of this beautiful seascape. Excellent composition and lovely colors. Looks like a fine art. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Paul
What a wonderful scene you show us here,
Perfect composition,exposure and POV.Welldone my friend.


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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-04-22 10:21]

Hi Paul,
Great scenery. The image isn't as sharp as we'r used to see from you, but you mentioned the wind, so it was at all courageous to stand up there. Looking foreward to see more of them. Good light balance and compo including a bit of green.

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-04-22 13:51]

Hi Paul!

What needs to be sharp here is the fg I think, all that needs to be in dof is what you'd show as interest. Here the fg is the subject on my opinion, as bg is only on the picture because it's there :) But tell me if I'm not right about the concept I'm just guessing...
The foreground is full of details despite the bad light so I think you brought out all that was possible. BTW I like to see the dominant conditions and the special atmosphere of a country too, not just the nicest ones. TFS!

Best regards,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-22 23:22]

Hello Paul, Nice composition and perfect shot. I like the way you have put the frame. Exellent details TFS ganesh

You can give depth to a concrete slab...and make it look wonderful..
That's a knack you've got..Love your shots, bro...

Morte...does that have something to do with dead or death in another language like Latin or Spanish...well it is close...Getting cut on some sea rocks can infect REAL quickly....which makes your razor sharp image dangerous:-) Very nice Paul!

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