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Sandstone Sculpture

Sandstone Sculpture
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Copyright: STEVE and IOANA HAMILTON (marioana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 191] (1481)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-18
Categories: Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Canon 300D REBEL, 18 - 55
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-08 4:10
Viewed: 3800
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Waves lap the sandstone shore line of Point Lonsdale, on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula. Note the two Albatrosses in the background.
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Hi Steve and Ioana, this is very good. You don't just have a still life here with this rock. I really like that frothing surf pulling up that sand. This is an active dangerous beach from the looks of it. The colours of the sand, rock and sediment filled water are awesome.

Thanks, John

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-06-08 4:32]

Hi Steve and Ioana,

A very ancient and wild looking spot, the colour of that sandstone is fantastic. Great compo and light, the swirling water adds a nice touch of drama too. The Albatross's are a real bonus too, shame they couldn't have been a bit bigger!
Very well done, have a good weekend.


Very nice composition.
Perfect colour and light,with good detail.
Lovely play of the waves in the foreground.
Good work.

Hi Steve and Ioana,
Nice wide angle shot.
Well composed.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-06-08 6:43]

Hello Steve,
interesting view, beautiful colours of water, good light.
Best regards, Pawel

Hi Steve and Ioana,
Lovely image here! I love the turbulent looking water on the sand and I really like all the contrasting colours. Great composition and light. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

very nice image with great composition.
colours is wonderful and it has nice sharpness.
very well done,
Thanks for sharing
Best wishes

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-13 3:50]
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Hi Steve

Indeed a very impressive looking sandstone sculpture. Seems like there might be quite a number of these fascinating formations scattered around this beach.

The composition looks fine even though you did not stick to conventional 1/3 rules (at least as far as the horizon are concerned anyway) since the actual sandstone sculpture is pretty much to the vertical 1/3 axis. Heck, I just love it when so called compositional rules are broken and the photo still has visual appeal and aesthetic beauty. Not because I am a nonconformist by any means, but just to prove that photography is a living art and one cannot be totally bound by rules, but the situation needs to dictate the adherence too or freedom from such rules. I think the 50/50 balance between the churning water and the cloudy sky worked well here. The colours are well saturated and the extended DOF ensured great details throughout the total range of the photo. The slowish shutter speed did well to show some movement in the water at the bottom of the shot while it also aided in good saturation and contrasts.

Well done and TFS.

I like the subject, color, sharpness and slowish shutter speed you chose here. I may have been tempted to crop a bit off the top to raise the horizon line and rotate a bit to the right to straighten it.

Evelynn ; )

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