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Fair Head at sunrise

Fair Head at sunrise
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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: 2006-11-09
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Lee Filter System
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-22 9:46
Viewed: 4165
Points: 39
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
REPOST.. Captured this morning about 5.30 am. Well I promised to post this composition to TN under better light when the sun was was better positioned during its most northerly rising enabling the first rays of the sun to hit the large round boulder in the forground. If you look at my pervious shot you can understand why I felt it looked a bit flat.

I may add that during my two hours here the sun only broke through the low laying cloud on the horizen for a few minites enabling me to capture its warm tones. Out of about 12 captures this was the best I think. I could not get the exact compo of my other post because of long grass. After this shot I found a few other compositions that may even have worked better but again the light was gone so I have them in "flat". Another early start I guess before the sun rises further east later in the year.

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A big yawn and a good shot afterwards..:-)
Great image!

Hello Stephen,

That's early. But the best conditions for make photo's. And I think you are succesful with this land- seascape. Nice colours. The big stones on the foreground, beautiful. It's a nice composition. Well done. Cheers and TFS Bob

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-22 10:32]

Hi Stephen,
i remember your previous post of this spot and this indeed a much better version, well worth getting up early for!
Beautiful warm light on those rocks and the cliffs in the background, your POV and composition is excellent with alot to look at through the whole image. Very well done as always.

great pic, no need for this heavy frame. TFS Ori

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2007-07-22 11:05]

Hi Stephen
Great picture,lovely composition and wonderful colours.
A great capture.

Hi Steve,
Well worth the second trip, really like the early lights added dimension. Excellent positioning of size cues throughout the composition, creating a great sense of depth. Vivid color, excellent detail and well exposed.
Very well done.

Hello Steve,
The first version was good but this one is fabulous! I know it is hard to get up at such an unearthly hour, but the conditions are optimum for taking this sort of shot! I can't rally expand on fabulous!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Good visual and composition

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-22 12:35]

Hola Stephen,
sensacional trabajo,
pov y dof...
bello tonos cálidos,

Nice forms she have that rocks.
Great colors and very nice pov.
Well composed.

great light that links the foreground to the distance cliffs. love it.

Very nice landscape Stephen.
beautiful color, composition, depth, DOF, and POV.
Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-07-23 0:27]

Hi Steve, I really like your POV here and the early moriong sun certainly gives the scene a burst of life. It's a good composition too, well done

Wow, what a difference the light makes. Worth an early rising! Nice work Steve. I've been away for a while and haven't checked out the galleries yet.

Evelynn : )

Hello Stephen,
I think this one is much better. A lot more colours and texture. I love the way you've framed it - the rocks lead eye into the picture in a lovely way.
Superb shot!

This one looks great Steve.
Excellent depth and the colours are magnificent.
You've done a great job here.
other Steve

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-07-26 16:58]

Oh, yea, wham-o! Those little spots of orange color, and the dimensionality added by the light really gives this one pop. I really approeciate the comparison with your previous post.

Hi Stephen

I can see why you did a repost! This is brilliant. Lovely landscape with beautiful colours. Awesome camera work my friend. :-)

Hi Stephen...

The warmer light is so much better, though I think the composition has the edge in the other one... but not by too much... I love seeing how photos of the same areas change through the seasons... I tend to work by the live now sleep later rule when it comes to photograpny.... It allows fir sime wonderful shots... But in November it woudl not have been too early ;-)


Hi Steve,
What a difference light can make to a scenery. What an excellent idea to return to this place with a different lighting situation. The way the low sunlight saturated the colors is amazing. It just came to mind. When you leave the sea out of this shot, it feels like a photo made in the Grand Canyon.

:) tomorrow

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