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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, Cir Pol & Lee Grad
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-25 7:14
Viewed: 5482
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wishing everyone on Treknature a Merry Christmas & Happy new Year.

Tempestuous Sea - Co. Antrim

The rugged coastal scenery around Ballintoy in north Antrim has steep basalt cliffs and there are spectacular views north to Rathlin Island. This particular morning the sea was really rough with fierce swells making this composition both risky and difficult as the spray would explode upwards giving me a good soaking and fogging up the lens.

As the sun rose above the horizon the light was fantastic. I timed the shot as the retreating water was cascading over the foreground rocks.

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Magic as ever, Stephen:-)
Merry Christmas to you.

Hello Neighbour :o)
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect exposure,composition and POV,

Merry Christmas

Hi Stephen
Beautiful scenery, we can see the movement of the water.
the composition and the colors are great.
Merry Christmas


Maravilloso paisaje.Feliz Navidad

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-25 8:28]

Hi Steve

Another very beautiful shot from you and a terrific way to wish us all your nice thoughts.
As usual, a fantastic game of lights and colors. something we have come to get used to when it comes to your shots. It's simply amazing what you manage to do with these exposures!!!
Excellent work in capturing both the flowing waters from the boulder in the FG and the rising sun and that spectacle of warm and vivid tones above the horizon.
Wonderful work.
I'd also like to take this chance and wish you and all your loved ones a warm and sincere Merry Christmas and also the best of everything of what the world has to offer in the year to come!

Happy holidays! and TFS

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-12-25 8:35]

Nice surrealistic landscape full of drama. Best Wishes Reina

Hi Stephen

Merry Christmas

As always, beautiful. The light was really excellent that day and you have caught it exceptionally well. Your timing was superb.


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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-25 11:17]

Hi Stephen,

Impressive image is a beautiful, good tones great approach and excellent framing a photo pretty congratulations.

Greetings Jose

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-12-25 11:46]

Bonjour Stephen,

Superbe et fantastique prise de vue.
Les couleurs sont flamboyantes et la composition magique.
Félicitations et Joyeuses Fętes.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-12-25 12:56]

Hello Stephen !
This picture is so beautiful that I find it hard to believe it is true ! :-) Forme, it looks like some wonderful fantasy coming out of a dream... Really amazing... The colors, the composition, the POV, the light and the long exposure, they are making an incredible picture, probably one of the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen... Very very well done !

Hi Stephen,
that's like looking into another world, wow - what a wonderful view - the sunlight, the silky water, the brilliant colours - together it's perfect, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-12-26 1:38]

Bonjour Stephen, what a great landscape you captured!! Gorgeous colors!! Congratulations and Happy new year, Didier.

Very impressive work Steve!
This one grabs the viewer, perfect timing here..
Awesome :)

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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2007-12-26 12:57]

Hi Stephen,
Favorit Photo.
Wonderful landscape, very good colours, beautiful photo. Congratulations. TFS.
Regards, Zsú

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-28 6:52]

Hello Stephen, this is a wow of an image! So dramatic as a seascape, the colours and hues are wonderful and the rising sun crowns the shot beautifully. excellent.
Best wishes for the Christmass season

Hello Stephen,
Your gallery have always amazed me and it keeps doing so, even more now, when I can't check it as often as I would like to :-)
It's lovely to see so many new pictures though. That's probably the only good thing about being away from TN for months ;-)

Have a very happy New Year and keep the great work coming!


I changed my mind about earlier... You are my favorite photographer on this site! Wow! You are a master photographer~! Thanks for sharing! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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