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Ballintoy after the storm

Ballintoy after the storm
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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: 2006-11-27
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Pro1 CP + Cokin grad P121
Exposure: f/22, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-11-28 14:49
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Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ballintoy, Co. Antrim.

Much evidence of occupation by man from the neolithic period to the Iron Age has been found in this area particularly at the caves in the bay. All this is well described on the one-mile-long (2km) whitepark Bay Nature Trail.

Full composition in Workshop.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 2/1 sec
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 12/1 mm

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Very bucolic scene...remarcable the way the sun's light vanishes while moving right, is almost night time in the right border!.
Very good square composition.

Hi Stephen,
Very nice placement all elements in square cadrage, bravo. Best wishes

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-28 17:01]

Stephen, Maravillosa vista y detalles y cálida escena, composición excelente. saludos TFS.

Lovely shot Steve..This one really has that "emerson" magic :)
Wonderful job here..

Beautiful! I would imagine that this vista would also have been stunning at a faster shutter speed. I would think that the light shimmering on the water would be nice...or not...if it was too bright. The foreground rocks would make a beautiful image by themselves too.

Evelynn : )

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-11-28 19:43]

Wow, a signal-womb sunset! This is something I never would have expected from you. But then you knock off this sunset with classic signal-womb style -- UWA for a whole range of stuff from the rocks in the fg, time exposure of the waves in the mg, and a magnificant sky in the bg. You throw in a grad filter to match the exposure between sky and ground... and it works perfectly!
My personal taste would be to clone out, dodge, or crop out that shell (or golf ball) on the bottom.

Hi Stephen,
Excellent sescape composition. You relly caught some unique light here. It all amost appears to be fill flash in the foreground, but it is the sunlight rays. Again, the long exposure shutter speed has created a nice effect on the water. Looks great!

Hi Stephen

I have run out of things to say when I visit your posts. Each one has some 'magic'. I look in awe at your shots and wish some day to be able to produce something close to the quality and compositon of your work. You are an awesome photographer!:-)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-29 2:22]

Hello Stephen,
Wonderful view across this fantastic beach in beautiful lighting. I love the shiny stones on the west sand and the magical feel about it.
TFS, Ulla

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-11-29 2:43]

An outstanding composition, Stephen.
Artful play with the light.
Beautiful presentation.
TFS. : )

Bellle atmosphère de bord de mer. On entend le bruit de l'eau.
Bonne journée.

Great compo, lovely light and well managed.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-29 4:21]

Hi Stephen

Another superb picture of this magnificent seaside.
I see you preferred the sqare composition again, as opose to the full composition (very nice idea to post it in the WS). This time i think i agree with you and say that the details are shown better here and the part from the lower right corner from the original would have been distractig a bit.
The colors and exposure management here are magnificent, the details are great and sharp throughout the entire frame and the POV excellent.
Just one question: you did use the flash, right? Because it doesn't show that in the photo info, yet the stones have basically no shadow towards you... :)

Anyway, great work once again my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Stephen
Normally I don't like sunset or sunrise pictures where the source (the sun) is displayed; it is too easy and the colors are too random and unpredictable.
But here you have a nice wide angle view and a very strong composition. Plus the sunlight is doing its job on the water and the stones in a rather smooth way.
Well done

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-11-29 7:56]

Magical light Dear Stephen. I like the POV which makes one's eye follow the rays from the Source to the shiny rock in the lower left while the dark rock in the sea watches the whole process under a perfect blue sky. Great shot.

Hi Steve,
Your typical crop does often show us a lot more then the original version. This is another great example, since most interest is on the left side of the composition. Your control on exposure is superb, considering the slow shutter speed for the motion in the water at the risk of over exposing the sun. I'm sure the filter has helped, but still.
The mood captures is beautiful.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-29 14:23]

This looks quite magical. Everyone has already comlimented you on the masterful control of the exposure and the glorious light so I will just add the picture to my favorites and content myself with just looking at it every day



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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-11-29 19:08]

Bonjour Stephen!

Bravo tu as bien maitrisé l'exposition et l'éclat des rayons du soleil.Félicitations pour l'effet flou dans l,eau et les superbes couleurs.


another classic...not so obvious here the 'dodgy work'..:)
that canon suits you better...it seems to be a good upgrade and well worth the cash.
its one i think i could upgrade to myself
thanks for a wonderful shot

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