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Hunstanton Beach

Hunstanton Beach
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-20
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 10-20mm
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-11-29 11:20
Viewed: 5182
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken on a freezing cold beach in gale force winds so I'm very suprised any of the shots came out at all. At least I had this wonderful beach to myself (well apart from some wading birds calling out from the dark rock pools). The interesting rocks are caused by the erosion of the shoreline. Behind me were red and yellow striped cliffs and the sand had a red iron staining tinge. The Norfolk coatline looked beautiful and I would love to go back (in better weather)

Taken using an ND Grad

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-29 11:30]

Hi Karan. Bad weather or not this is a very good picture. I like the weed covered mounds going out to sea. With sun just try to stay out and the dark clouds closing in on you. Very good colours and detail. well done TFS.

Hi Karan,
Excellent capture of this peaceful beach view. Sorry to say but you had the beach for yourself only because of the bad weather, try July and you get 1000 people with 2000 dogs and no waders. Very good composition and DOF, beautiful colours and great contrast.

Splendid shot of a wonderful beach. Superb details and composition Karan. TFS and greetings,

Karan merhaba,harika bir atmosfer,etkileyici renkler ve çok güzel bir kadraj.Kompozisyonunu sevdim,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-29 14:07]

Hi Karan,
Very nice work. I like the way you used the Grad.ND filter here, very effective. Colors and light came up very good and ofcourse exposure is very well controlled.
All the best,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-29 14:59]

Hello Karan,
Very beautiful seascape. Good composition. Great colours. Your are very lucky to have access to this wonderful place.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Karan, a masterpiece job. Great scene shot from Hunstanton beach with fine colours and details. The perspective also superb.
TFS and cheers,


Hello my friend Karan,
Very nice to see your seascape shot with great result! thanks for your effort indeed in a freezing cold condition like this!
great pov with depth in a good fg elements and great distance view of the setting sun!
perfect colour contrast as well
many thanks for the sharing
take care and regards

hello karan,
excellent seascape, the sun rays, the green rocks, the sand and the water makes interesting combination, you have done this picture with good aesthetics,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Karan

Wonderful perspective ,the POV is terrific.
The colours are super.
Very good use of the light.
Artistically composed.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-11-29 23:44]

Hi Karan!

Of course, the picture is technically perfect, but it's the atmosphere and the effect it generates that make it an outstanding one. It's simply beautiful, and the low point of view added to the marvellous shapes and colours add to the value of the picture.

Kind regards


Hi Karan
Beautiful place. I like low POV and great colors of sky. Also saturated green color of algaes looks great

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-11-30 1:07]

Hi Karan and nice to see you again here

This is a terrific setting and a splendid to take photos from what i can see here. I guess you were lucky to have it all for yourself, even with the cold.
The composition you chose here is outstanding and the moment of day is also excellent. The shape and texture of the rocks in the FG are great but i think they could look better (especially those a bit farther). I would have used a ND Grad filter here (like you), but i would have craved for a reversed one. Singh-Ray make them (probably they're not the only ones) but it would have been perfect for this setting - it would have darkened the horizon and would have let more light through for the farther rocks.
Anyway, just a thought and perhaps advice :)

Bravo and TFS

Hi Karan.
a very fine landscape, it's well composed and I like the high
horizon. Good sharpness and deep, The colours and lighting are
also very nice.
Well done.

Wow, Karan, that's a wonderful place, so silent and peaceful and with beautiful colours.
I wish I were there right now, I like it, thanks and greetings to you
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Interesting landscape image.
Rich color with the ochre, dark green, and touch of grey.
Well exposed and composed.
TFS and regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-30 7:34]

Hello Karan,
Very beautiful photo of this sunset. The perspective from light colours to dark in the horizon is fantastic. Great composition, sharpness and POV.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-30 7:51]

Hi Karan.
It is really amazing picture. May be weather was not so attractive for people but it gifted you a terrific scene and you managed to reflect is brilliantly. I am impressed with superb POV and precise framing/composition of the scene, fantastic and lovely details of the stones, sand, water and impressive rich of content sky. Well done and many thanks for sharing.

Ciao Karan, wonderful seascape with fantastic exposure, great sunset colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-11-30 10:42]

Hola Karan,
interesante marea baja,
hermoso pov. bella perspectiva,
buen encuadre,

This is a lovely centered composition, Karen. The sharpness of the immediate foreground really is attractive. The great depth rendered by that wide angle is effective. I tried a workshop to see if there was some detail left in the midground rocks so as to tie the foreground to the midground.

Evelynn ; )

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-30 14:07]

Hi Karan,

Nice to see you back again. What a shot to shout out your return. The amazing sun and sky and very unusual seascape are just beautiful. I have never seen anything like the grass-covered mounds leading out to the sea. Fantastic dof - the horizon looks so far away. The dark clouds and the bright sun are magnificent. Colors, clarity and composition are all superb.


Hi Karan,
Great to see a photo from you again. I like how the sun has enough power to break up some of the dark and threatening clouds. The rocks do look wonderful especially how they are draped with the seaweed. The composition is great with good FG interest. It does look like you positioned the edge of the ND part of the filter too low. Were you trying to have enough darkness of the sunny part?

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-01 15:26]

Hi Karan,
an awesome shot!
The moody sky has created a great atmosphere.
Very good clarity and detail.
Excellent composition.

Superbly work!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-02 9:41]

Hello Karan,
Nice to see a post from you again! This is a marvellous capture that looks really professional!! I love the low POV and the green stones with the wet sand in between. A lovely sky too. Excellent DOF, great details and wonderful colours. Very well done!!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-12-02 14:36]

Hi Karen
Wonderful image of this seascape with beautiful light and color.
tfs jon

hello Karan

Landscape great shot, with very fine POV, the appropriate
vertical framing gived a very fine DOF, superb composition,
i am loving your POV you are dominating on the landscape, TFS


beautiful landscape, TFS Ori

Hello Karan,
Very good compo through the wide angle.
Beautiful light. Fascinating photo.
Nicely done.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2009-12-14 10:03]

Hi Karan.

fantastic composition tones and colors.

Great capture.


This really caught my attention and I had to read your note. Thanks for explaining what I'm seeing! Very well done.

This is one of the best photos i've seen in awhile. Congrats! The composition and colors are outstanding. Couldn't be better!

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