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Paul's Place

Paul's Place
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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: 2007-09-05
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT
Exposure: f/22, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 3:57
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have called this Paul's Place as it was really PaulH's photos that inspired me to wander down to the Dorset coast and try my hand at a couple of landscape shots. I knew my efforts would be poor compared to the lovely shots made by Paul but it seemed like a perfect place to practice.

This shot was taken sitting on some rocks in Lulworth Cove as the sun went down. I am using my brand new toy - a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens. I used this with a Cokin ND grad filter.

Lulworth Cove itself is a beautiful shell shaped cove, formed over millions of years and is part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline

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Hi Karan
Very nice landscape. Yes it loooks like inspired by Pauls's photos. Very good job. I like the "mist effect" on water. Nice composition and beautiful evening sky
Best wishes

Such a romantic place, Karan,
I like to sit down and watch the sky and hear the waves. Thanks, wonderful
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Como siempre en tus tomas, un buen encuadre . En esta naturalidad en los colores y una luz bien aprovechada. Saludos Karan.

Hello Karen, Excellent composure with great colors Bg POV DOF excllent details very crisp well composed and captured photo, well done and TFS Kyle

Good compo, done with your brand new toy...
Nice water effect and the latter isn't too much..
Well done, Karan

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-09 5:01]

Brilliant title, Karan!
Superb seascape with a great PoV and excellent dof as well as stunning colours

Hello Karan
What a great scene you captured,
Perfect lighting,composition and POV.Welldone.


Hello Karan.
I know how you feel. His pics have had the same effect on me. I'm going there in a couple of weeks also, just for the same reason. And your efforts aren't poor. This is very beautiful. The light, sharpnes, colour and composition are all wonderful. Can't wait to see more.
Best regards, Steve.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-09 5:24]

Hi Karan,

A superb capture and if this is only the beginning with your new toy then we might expect more of these beaties,well done with good exposure and use of filter,excellent work,tfs


Hi Karan,
Very beautiful seascape. Great colours and DOF. I like the green colour of the lichen on the stones foreground.
Thanks for sharing,


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-09 6:59]

Hello Karan,
a very harmonic composition with a beautiful perspective. Light is perfectly managed and colours are very elegant and reserved.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-09 7:23]

Hi Karan,
What a wonderful low viewpoint of this beautiful coastline. I like the mossy stones in the foreground leading us along the coast to the high cliffs. I like the look of the wter and the sky and light are beautiful. Very well composed!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-09 8:51]

Well it looks like i've got competition! ;o) What a fabulous shot Karen, the composition and DOF are very well done indeed. Colour and detail in the rocks are excellent. The sigma 10-20 is a great toy, how are you finding it, any problems with the filter holder?
I would not say this was poor compared to my efforts at all...maybe better!
I was at this spot on Friday night, i'm so pleased that some of my photo's have inspird you to visit my area, it's beautiful isn't it?
Looking forward to more!

Hello Karan,
My compliment to this excellent landscape photo that I am waiting for!
Perfect rocks formation as fg details and the awesome scene that leads to the far horizon with lovely sea and sky!
It's a great composition and very well done

Hi Karan, fascinating sea landscape with excellent exposure, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

bonjour hester
cette vu est magnifique,une des plus belles que jai eu la chance de voir.

To be honest, when I first saw the thumbnail I thought it must be Paul's. Nice work. I have that same lens and love it. Wonderful light, natural color and sharpness...

Evelynn : )

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-09 12:42]

Hi karen. When i saw this picture it look just like my mate pauls. You have capture the area so well. good use of the late sun light on the sea and clouds. The green of the seaweed on the rocks looks so natural. well done I Will look foward to some more pictures from dorset. we are lucky to live here,

hi karan!
beautiful with nice colours
and a fine composition!
good work!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-09 16:46]

Hello Karan

A beautiful shot of the Dorset coastline.The composition is well done,and the colours are rich and vibrant.Excellent clarity and sharpness.Wonderfully done.TFS


Hello Karan,
I like the vegetation on the rocks!
Excellent definition, so your new lens seems to do the job!
I like the point of view and the emphasis on the forground, attractive colours!
Pablo -

Hi Karan

Great shot... I was surprised to see your name on a shot I thought was going to be Paul's! Enjoy the wide angle, but watch out for your feet! You may just see them creeping in if you are not careful


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-10 5:24]

Hi Karan,
nice to see a landscape shot from you and you are more than capable at photographing this subject as you show here.
Excellent composition.
Brilliant exposure, blurring the moving sea.
Very well done,

Hi Karan,

Beautiful landscape with great colors and foreground

Hello Karan awsome shot your composition is beautiful. Yoy really have produced an outstanding work here congrats tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Karan,
You really got me confused when I saw this shot. This really does look like you and Paul were standing next to eachother. I just critiques his photo and read that you almost met...next time do some work on arranging to meet, since I find it a great experience to meet a fellow TN member. I have to agree with Paul, you photo might even better then his..and that for a first shot with you wonderful new toy...what can we expect from you in the near future?
The tech part of this photo is perfect, with spot on exposure and excelletn depth and details. I really like how the seaweed in the FG got that wonderful bright color. The clouds do add a lot to the photo as well.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-09-12 2:48]

Hi Karen, this is a beautful scene with a perfect low pov. Your new lens works well with the grad filter. Lovely detail in the foreground, the water and the sky. Colours and tones wonderful. Lovely composition. Very well done.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-10-19 13:30]

Hi Karan, I recognize the Pauls place but think you put a nice dramatic touch along with it. Nice too see your landscape picture turned out so well. Well done! Reina

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2008-05-22 12:50]

Nicely done, Karan. Great subject here with the green moss, ocean, and sky. You've done a great job handling the exposure with that grad filter, too.
P.S. I hope you enjoy that lens. I find it amazing the way it packs details into the image -- really remarkable. And I'm impressed you went with the grad filter -- I onl;y discovered that after being disappointed by the polarizing filter because the lens is so wide the coverage isn't even.

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