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Water Garden

Water Garden
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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: 2009-10-17
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, Lee 0.6 ND Grad Hard
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-19 12:00
Viewed: 3257
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is one from the weekend just gone. After a cloudy day of poor light, the sun made a brief appearance late on Saturday afternoon whilst i was here, exploring the huge seaweed beds exposed at low tide at Peveril Point near the seaside town of Swanage. The small point of land in the background is Durlston Head.
I was pleased to get these shots as my ongoing guide to the Dorset Coast was sorely missing some decent images from here.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-10-19 12:05]

Hello Paul.

A beautiful picture. I like the whole scene very much, lightning, compositions, colors it's all perfect in balance.
Very well done en tfs.

Gr. Hans

Hello Paul,
Excellent landscape, with superb colours and details.
It is a wonderful composition.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-19 12:33]

Hi Paul,

Again a stunning landscape. What clarity and colors!
Splendid, simple ... just to admire this masterpiece.
Have a good evening,

Hello Paul,
Very good capture of the light percing through the clouds on the alguas, with excellent golden and green tones. Excellent DOF and composition. Congratulations for you website. It is like a travel to see you beautiful slides presentation. I wish you interesting weather for the coming days... Cheers,

A strange looking garden indeed with all those wilted seaweeds lying around Paul, but the overall composition with those two rocks, heavy clouds and that ray of light is pure beauty. TFS it MF.

Funny how my eye is drawn to that one shaft of light in upper left. The picture is an eye worker...keeps the eye moving from place to place which is a good thing I reckon....Well seen Paul!

Hi Paul,
Wonderful landscape with beautiful colors.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-10-19 23:35]

Dear Paul!

As Bob has already mentioned, the lightray on the right is the most attracting point. I mean, the picture is so well composed that the spectator's eye is lead to that point. Superb! Moreover, the atmosphere is captivating and very seasonal.

Kind regards


Hi Paul,
I have to say that this one looks a little hazy. Did you have to brighten the entire photo? Personally I would go for a levels adjustment that get that bit of extra contrast, especially in the two rocks and the entire FG. I like those clouds and especially that beam of sunlight. Maybe cloning out that ship is an idea as well. The white body does claim some attention.
Do you like your Lee filters and have you seen the improvements over the Cokin?

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-10-20 12:23]

Really nice lighting here.
The seaweed has been lit up beautifully.
Great composition.
The sunbeam is a nice touch too :)

Well done mate,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-22 9:28]

Hello Paul,
You're really a master at capturing the light at the right time! This is a beautiful sea view with the golden oar weed and the two rocks in the foreground. Lovely colours, fine details and very nicely composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

An apt title, Bro!
Love the colours!
This compo is very different from your normal ones!
Very well done!

hello Paul

beautiful Seascape photo, shot with fine POV and DOF,
the big rocks gives the impression it is a low POV and i love it,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, excellent contrast
between the warm and cold colour tones, TFS


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