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Earth, Fire and Water

Earth, Fire and Water
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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: 2007-09
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Lee Filter System
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Joe's Favourites 1, Doug's favourite landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-23 3:03
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Favorites: 14 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fires of Antrim Series

I was not sure on this early photo shoot if I was ever going to see the rising sun as there seemed no break in the heavy dark clouds but luckly enough just at sunrise there was a break and the sun put on quite a display. It looked like the sky was on fire and with the angry sea made for a dramatic capture that morning.

Thanks for looking..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-23 3:33]

Hola amigo,
realmente espectacular,
bonitos efectos y detalles,
color sensacional,
saludos Stephen

Spectaculaire et de toute beauté!La création de la Terre? Quelle photo!

Short of wow, I'm not sure what to say.
That's an amazing shot...something I would hang on my wall without a doubt!

Wow this is amazing.

Excellent photographery.........

Hi Stephen.
This is stunning. What an amazing capture of all the elements together drawing the eye in.
Beautiful use of slower shutter speed in the foreground over the rocks.
Exposure, colours, detail, all spot on.
You say Lee Filter System, may I ask what that is?
Absolutly beautiful,


Incredible shot! Dramatic almost seems like an understatement - such an awe-inspiring mood and lighting here, brilliant work.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-10-23 4:56]

Bonjour Emerson, super cette scène de bord de mer agitée, mais je ne comprend pas comment il est possible d'avoir un effet de pose longue au premier plan et d'instantané un peu plus loin au large!! Nevertheless, it's a very nice shot of landscape ; Best regards, Didier.

Wow! Really, I wonder how you do that. ..This looks like a painting; this is amazing with superb texture, details, exposure and mood. Colors are really stunning; this is superb, simply superb! :)!

Brilliant shot Stephen
The long exposure really sets the scene
Great composition, a captivating image
You really know how to use these filters to perfection


Great work Steve!
You've captured so many different elements all at once with good control of exposure.
The colouyrs are great.
Fantastic work.

Molto molto Bella!!!!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-23 7:10]

Lovely stuff Stephen, a well seen composition and a good use of the short time you probabaly had to get this moment. Love the colour of that sky, exposure is spot on.

Hi Stephen,
First time I have chance to critique your pictures...

For that first... WHAT AMAZING SHOT YOU DID!!!
Is this wonderful place exist really??? You have a fantastic composition. Colours and effects are simply breathless! A MASTERPIECE in my favorites, of course :-) Your title is perfectly choosen.
Best regards,


bonjour stephen
c'est tous simplement splendide avec l'effet d'eau et une palette de couleurs tres riches.

Amazing..this looks like a live 3-D painting. I love your shot...thanks TFS

Nice painting feel in this image. TFS


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-10-23 10:41]

Hi Stephan,
Angybone is right. This would go perfect at paintingsize.
This is amazing. The pov is very well choisen and you were very lucky how the beautiful colours turned out.
Very well done.
TFS Paula

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-10-23 10:55]

Hi Stephen
nothing to say or write...
just looking at....

Hi Steve,
I'm glad that you wrote the extra note on your steps to creating this stunner. It gives the extra inside one can learn from. Especially the placement of the filters and the timing came in handy for me. I really love the color contrast between the warm sunlight and the cool blue in the wave. The cascading water of the rocks does do magic to the photo. My only minor dislike is the dark blue color in the darker rock formation. It somehow looks a bit strange.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-10-23 12:10]

Hello Stephen , A Exelent shot ,very beautiful , great compositie and colours ,thanks ,Greetings Teunie .

Hi stephen,

incredible image, very good long-time shot, extraordinary colors



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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2007-10-23 13:48]

Hi Stephen,
that's marvelous - realy magical!!!
I love it very much.
Fantastic shot.
TFS and regards

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-10-24 0:02]

Tous simplement fantastique.
Merci Stephen.

If the earth could be said to have a soul, you've shown it's essence to us here Mr. Steven Emerson.
Having seen it beforehand takes nothing away..every view is like seeing it again for the very first time.."Like a Virgin" :))
Most excellent image...You da man!!

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-10-24 10:41]

Bonsoir Stephen
Magnifique composition que je ne me permettrais pas de critiquer. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Wow, the slow shutter speed sure intensified the colors. It is a very dramtic image!

Evelynn : )

Hello Stephen

Very interesting picture to look at. Good composition and great colours. very clever handling of the light. Great effect with the silky water and the sharp background. You did an excellent job here and it wa thruly wort waiting for. It did a great help to read the note about the taking of the picture - thanks a lot.

Best wishes

Extraordinary shot! Looks like a scene from a different world. The position of the sun, colour of the sky, all make a breathtaking picture. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2008-07-25 7:23]


Î'm a little bit late, what a picture ! To good, with so great colours. Marvelous.


Stunning. Tickles the eyes.

WOW! super
Short of wow, I'm not sure what to say.

Very Nice combination.

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