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Spekes Mill

Spekes Mill
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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: 2007-07-14
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): lovely landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-15 12:35
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is Speke Mill, on the North Cornwall coast at sunset.
It's a remote spot that requires either quite a walk or a drive down a chasiss scraping old dirt track to get to. The rock formations at this spot are quite spectacular and it offers some of the best surf to had in the UK, which was the reason i was here. This was a beautiful sunset to watch.

Shot in RAW,rotated, increased saturation,converted to JPEG, resized and sharpened

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Hello Paul,
This is really splendid seascape! Great game of light and fantastic composition. And even if there is lack of "momumental" cliffs or rocks, the presentation has nice "character" :)
TFS and best regards,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-15 13:00]

Hola Paul,
maravillosa formación rocosa,
pov. y dof. excelentes.
senacional trabajo amigo,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-15 13:02]

Hi Paul

Great composition. The lighting is wonderful and you have used the exposed strata very well to create interest.


You little tinker, absolutely stunning.


hi paul,

what a sunset on this cornwall coast!really a big beauty!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-15 14:41]

Hi Paul,
Very moody and beautiful capture of this place at sunset. POV, composition and exposure handling are very good. TFS

Hi Paul.
you have a beautiful light and colours here in this well composed picture. The deep is also very good.
Fine sharpness, good details and DOF.
Well done.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-16 3:07]

Hi Paul,
a superb shot.
Excellent composition and exposure.
Love the atmosphere.
Well done,

Wow... absolutely stunning ! Everything in this photo works produce an image of great visual impact. I particularly like the compostition, though. The detail is super, great colors and contrast.

As a relative new comer to this country I am constantly amazed at how much diverse landscape there is on a such a small island nation.. and the amount of beautiful wild areas still left. You capture the essence of these areas so well... I need to travel more.

TFS, Mish

Hi Paul, fascinating sea landscape with splendid light and colors, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Paul,
This is a great capture! What attracts me is not only the wonderful landscape and lighting, but the wide variety of textures and details in your photo, especially those awesome rocks, as well as the sea and dramatic clouds. The reflections are lovely as well as the composition in thirds, and the clarity is superb and crisp. Well done!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-16 7:54]
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Hi Paul,
Stunning sunset shot at this beautiful Speke Mill. The tranquil environs is spectacularly portrayed with the rocks, the splashing waves, the rough sea, the low hanging cloud clusters and the brilliant effects of the dying sun rays. A majestic scene and a fabulous place to be in. I hope I get to see half the places you have shown us here when I am there in 2008. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Paul,
Thank you so much for the wonderful sunset in a peaceful mood!
perfect DOF, POV for this captured!
good colour and composition
well done, Paul

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-16 10:01]

Hi Paul. you get around. this is a lovely sunset. the glow in the clouds and refection in the water is excellent.a very nice compostion. i like the lighting. very well done TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-16 10:24]

Again another wonderful shot, I like the contrast in light and colour tones to the other shot. The line of the rocks just draw your eye to that sunset



Magnífico primer plano y como siempre en tus fotografías , una estupenda profundidad. Bien conseguidos los brillos y reflejos. El resultado de todo ello es una foto muy realista y desde luego excelente. Saludos Paul.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-07-17 18:12]

Superbe prise de vue j'aime bien l'endroit et l'exposition est parfaite.

Hi Paul

Very nice POV, this seascape is beautifull, very good work.


Hi Paul,
What a pitty that you only got such a few good photos from your vacation to Scotland. Or are you going to surprise us again later. I would like to see some shots from Cape Wrath.
This is ofcourse wonderful as well. The composition with the rock formation in the FG is wonderful. The sun might be a bid too bright, but still the mood and colors are wonderful.

hello Paul

I lke a lot this picture

this has a great sense of depth and the light is perfect

well done


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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-08-01 2:39]

what can i say paul ,this ones a real beauty, loving the lines of your compostion, and excellent colours in the sky.



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