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In The Beginning

In The Beginning
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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): Joe's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-25 6:37
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fires of Antrim Series:

In The Beginning

Well you know the story... And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
Exposure Time: 1/3
F-Stop: f/18.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 18/1 mm

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-25 6:41]

Fantastic picture!

Bonjour Stephen,
WoW! great shot..wanderful seascape with a sunset, lovely colours and sharpness picture..Well done..

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-25 7:03]

Hi Steve

A perfect title for such a powerful photo!
I really like the colors here and the contrast of warmth between them: the cold look of the angry blue waters and the heat one can actually feel coming out of the sun and the red clouds around it.
The reflection in the right side here is simply brilliant, but i also like the fact that you've included the small part of the rock in the lower left corner...it adds texture to the lovely composition.
Splendid work!

Bravo and TFS

This is awesome Steve.
I was never a great fan of time exposure,but this really captures an amazing mood and the feeling of continual motion of the waves.
Brilliant colours and light once again.
This looks very much like the coast (and the conditions) where I go kayak surfing.
Beautiful work.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-25 7:37]

Wow!! Stricking and beautiful!!
A marvellous capture of the turbulent waters. I love the composition with the beautiful sea, the beautiful sky, lights and shadows and the beautiful colors.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes


Great job here,
Love all the colors and the mood of the lighting.
Very Nice.


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-10-25 10:51]

Hi Stephen,
Wow, this is a great looking seascape.
The contrast between the blue and the gold is great.
Very good composition and pov. I also like the sunbeams between the clouds.
TFS Paula

Hi Stephen,
Stephen's magic world:-)

Hi Stephen
Very good picture with appropriate title.
Nice composition and colours.
I like the mood of the picture.
Thanks for sharing

Landscape photos don't get any better than this...
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Stephen,
Wow, this takes my breath away...I don't even know what else to say, its just so beautiful and your comments..
Thanks for sharing this, you are an amazing photographer...

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-10-26 7:00]

very dramatic scene, and excellent range of colours.



Fantastic effect of colours. Very good work, bye Tom

Hi Steve,
This is an awesome composition too. I really like the wild motion in the sea. It seems to come from all directions. The wonderful contrast between the warm sky and the cool sea is stunning. On the more critical site, the shade in the lower left seems to be a bit too black. I might have cropt the left a bit more so that the small rock is gone.The rest of the photo is magnificent.

I don't know about this one. Very nice of course, but I wonder......would it have been better without the slow shutter speed. The waves are a bit confusing for me. Interesting though, made me think about what I would have done, so...you helped me move forward.

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