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Man O War Bay

Man O War Bay
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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: 2009-11-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, Lee 0.6 ND Grad Hard
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-13 12:41
Viewed: 3866
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,
hope you're all doing ok, i thought i'd share this from a hike in the winters sun late last year. It's taken at a quiet little stretch of coast called Man O War Bay, and is looking west towards St Oswalds Bay and Dungy Head in the distance.
It lies about half way between the better known Lulworth Cove to the west and the famous rock arch of Durdle Door to the east. When the tide is low it is just about possible to walk between the two along the shore, and interesting Limestone rock ledges are revealed..

Thanks for looking.

Paul Haynes Photography

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Thanks again for this beautiful exaggerated perspective in wide angle Paul, glad to see you haven't lost your magic touch in naturescape photography with extreme DOF. Beautiful, captivating colours indeed!

Hi Paul,
A very stunning shot, love the contrast on the rocks in the foreground and then leading you to the horizon. Excellent colours and dof.

Thanks for sharing, regards Bill

Hi Paul,

Good landscape picture of this bay.
The portrait style works well for this image and the jagged rocks in the foreground are an excellent lead in line. Good detail throughout and good exposure.
Great capture and TFS


Hello Paul!
It it was long time ago I visited your gallery last time (a really bussy time, mainly because of 2 trips...), but I am happy to see this one :)
Traditionally, very good POV and composition (I wrote this mamny times, but here I would like to repeat it: my favourite type of landscape/seascape - water+rocks :>). Also colours and saturation look perfectly.
Best regards and have a nice weekend!

ps. Sorry for lack of :), I will try to come back here soon :)

Hallo Paul
As usual a very beautiful scenery you share with us, but what I like most here is the variety of textures and different colours in the scene. I also like the way the sky is dark blue in the foreground and becomes lighter the further you look at it. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Paul,
Great proof that you do not always need to wait for the golden hour. This clear fresh look of a winter day certainly has its beauty as well.
You really have mastered the composition with it comes to seascapes. The jagged lines of these rocks are perfectly positioned and draw me into the photo instantly. Maybe some parts of these rocks are slightly brighter then you would've liked, but they still look to be a good condition and show the time of the day. I am amazed about the color of the sky, it almost looks like you've used a CP filter.

Hello Paul
magnificent scenery with wonderful colours, good light and brilliant sky with clouds. Very good exposure.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-05-14 4:32]

Hello Paul,
Like usual an interesting low point of view. Special this time the presence of these Limestone rocks, which have a great faculty to retain and reflect the luminosity. I had to push down a little bit my screen to see them better and with all their ripples on the surface. Pleasant view on the sea and coast. The small clouds remind the shapes of the limestone.
Well seen.
Have a nice weekend

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-15 9:58]

Hello Paul,
What incredible depth this composition has simply an outstanding quality image.
Thanks for sharing Paul.

Lots of natural drama in this shot, Paul. Very lovely scene. The exposure is so well done here to add a clear mood, too.

Dear Paul,
A well known perspective for me, this beautiful bay!

After scrambling along the rocks - at low tide - to collect fossils (still permitted in 1976), I would collapse exhausted to the ground and rest, relaxing and and watching the waves breaking against the jagged rocks: paradise!

I like your work very much - in every sense - your photographic technique is perfect.

I personally would prefer, if I was to hang up this image in my lounge, the frame to be less broad or in a supporting colour instead of black. However one cannot argue about personal taste...

Have a nice evening and a good week

Greetings from South Africa

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