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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-22
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar.
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-24 2:15
Viewed: 3527
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is another shot from the same place as my last post, Mupe Bay, taken at midday in hot overhead sunshine. This spot marks a bit of a milestone for me, as it is the last of the places accessable by foot along 'my' stretch of the coast that i had left to explore.
It involves a good long hike eastwards along cliff tops from Lulworth Cove, around a remote shingle bay and then clambering over huge chalk boulders at the base of a landslide to get to. The promintory sticking out here prevents any further access without getting wet, so i was forced to stick here on this hidden beach, which i would imagine receives very little visitors, if any.
However, a friend and i are buying a canoe next month, so i hope to be able to carry on exploring and reach even more secluded spots, including the many caves that i know lay hidden in the limestone cliffs but can only be got to by boat.

PP: shot in RAW, curves, converted to JPEG, resized and sharpened.

Thanks for looking..

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-06-24 3:57]

Hello Paul,
A nice image, extremely well exposed given the strong tonal contrasts. Good to include the wave breaking as it provides a focal point and leads the eye to the distant headlands. Good light providing the colour-banding in the sea with that great turquoise strip across the centre. Nice weather too, could almost be somewhere in the Mediterranean. I think the horizon may be slightly tipping to the right, could well be my eyes though.

Estudiado y conseguido primer plano. Muy buen encuadre y colores espectaculares. En tu línea de creatividad y elegancia.
Saludos Paul: J. Ignasi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-24 4:46]

Hello Paul,
Lovely view from this deserted coast with its white pebbles, turqoise water and tumbling waves. Beautiful sky too. Great DOF and I like your low POV. Well done! You'll have to take care in your canoe along this rough coastline altough perhaps it is safer than climbing the cliffs! ;-)
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hello Paul,
Again very beautiful seascape shot with nice composition,great DOF and cool blue sky,superb pov.

Graet shot! I love the composition, and you've captured that wave at the perfect moment! I find it difficult to capture waves at the right time, with the right shutter speed. Good exposure too, espcially for overhead sunshine!


Hi Paul!

Have you ever thought of swimming out there with a waterproof equipement?


I love this picture, it's so vivid and natural. The exposure settings explain why: the water is not blurred, but frozen. It looks great. The stones in the foreground are marvellous, too. I would be temptated by taking a picture of them alone...

Kind regards


Sounds like a challenge...How about an Avon or Avalon or whatever they call those rubber things which the US Coast Guard and even small volunteer fire departments use for sea rescues in the Northern Pacific..I have seen them used not only for that but also by citizens for imaging...although many, as in Steve Reekie...will use a Kayak! the Greatful Deads drummer Mickey Hart, was caught out in the surf on a kayak in 1980 or so..in Mendocino...I have images....a very nice one here too Paul before I get totally off topic..

Hi Paul, looks like surfs up!!!very dynamic image, great colouration and a super perspective. I may have to visit the coast to get some of these amazing images you upload....

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-25 1:54]

Hello dear Paul
I can't imagine a better way to capture the great beauty of the place. You really have magic in your camera, and I still wonder how you do it. What a marvellous perspective, clarity and composition! And a perfect timing too catching the beauty of the waves and the marvellous colors of the waters.
Thank you very much for your stunning job. I hope you and your friend will be secure in your canoe and make wonderful and fruitful trips. I'm wishing to know those caves too thanks to you.
My best wishes for you and yours.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-25 3:34]

Hello Paul, Nice landscape and super shot. The clarity is perfect and superb view. Ganesh

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-25 7:21]

Hi Paul
nice seascape good POV .Sharp image with lovely light .I like the sea.movement.
TFS Michel

Hello Paul,

Your pov and composition, as always, are excellent. The varied coloured, triangular patch of pebbles makes f/g interest and the frothy foam links it nicely with the surging wave.
Excellent colours.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

I can't wait to see what canoe/style photography will bring! Certainly there will be new and exciting viewpoints! Many thanks for your warm comments on my 'Clover'.

Hey Brotha!
Wassup?Haven't seen many post from you lately (or did I miss any?)..I'm so certain this is your shot, I don't have to see your name anywhere!You do something with the scale, the Earth looks bigger than the sky...Maybe I'm wrong, but it's a lovely style!

Hello Paul,

Splendid landscape shot in all around my friend. Many thanks for sharing this beautiful scene.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-26 4:34]

Hola amigo,
inteligante trabajo y pov,
bellos colores y tonos...
agradable "access denied"
saludos Paul.

Mi web site: www.victorcardoso.es.

What a fantastic depth of view and range of colours, Paul!
Your landscape images are invariably brilliant and lovely to look at.
I love the colour of the sky in this picture.
Dorset coast is quite dramatic and you are richer by being located there.
The caption of your image is striking and conclusive.

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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2008-06-26 7:34]

Hello Paul,
This one is an excellent seascape, one of the rare good ones i have come across. The waves add life to your composition. I wish i could collect all those beautiful round pebbles from there...

Hi Paul,
A superb seascape capture. Excellent composition with nice colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-27 0:50]

Hello Paul,
I like the vertical composition of this picture. The stones in the front are so interesting, the azure colour of the sea, the frozen wave, just marvellous. It is a picture we have to look at several times to see all the subtilities in it.

Hallo Paul
I lovely peaceful and serene atmosphere you have captured here. Looking at this scene makes one forget of the daily rat race we are living in. The water looks so cool and refreshing and the colour is great. I think it would be wonderful sitting on one of the rocks with your feet in the water, thinking back of the innocence of your childhood. I enjoyed looking at this one. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards

Hello Paul,

A beautiful composition, excellent color too. Very nice!


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