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Darling Buds of May

Darling Buds of May
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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: 2006-05-30
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Pro1 CP + Cokin grad P121
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-08 5:50
Viewed: 5349
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The rugged Donegal coast has been shaped over thousands of years by the relentless action of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, it has a shoreline etched with a multitude of beautiful bays and glorious sandy beaches.

I found the exposure on this one very tricky as well as lens flare. Not as good as I would have hoped but my impatient wife was cold and the walk back to my car was a long one.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/25
F-Stop: f/14.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10/1 mm

LordPotty, uleko, carper, Debz, coasties, iris, XOTAELE, dougsphotos has marked this note useful
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-05-08 6:27]

Hi Stephen, beautiful colours from the flowers, and I like how they seem to have all our attention with the softened BG. Stunning view too, especially the flowers and clouds,

Hello Stephen,
Your notes made me smile. It is not always that easy for people who don't do photo to be as patient as we can be obsessive photographers that we sometimes are:) This is a nice scenery, very well composed with great colors, beautiful elements and DOF. Those flowers in FG are lovely and so are those tones of colors. Lens flare could be tricky indeed but I think that you managed very well. Thanks,

Hi Stephen,
It looks as though it was hard to balance the bright sunlight on the flowers and foreground cliffs with the darker cliffs and clouds in the background.
The overall shot is very effective though.
Well composed and quite moody.
Cheers, Steve

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-08 9:19]

Hello Stephen,
I can hear Irish music when I see this!! A really wonderful and dramatic coastal landscape shot with a great depth of focus and sharp details. I love the colours and the Thrift in the foreground.
Many thanks, Ulla

Bonjour Stephen
La prise de vue proche du sol utilise à merveille le spossibilités de la courte focale. Les Armerias sont replacées dans leur contexte naturel de landes cotières. Ce premier plan fleuri complète le splendide paysage, qui bénéficie d'un ciel très spectaculaire. Superbe.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-05-08 12:57]

oh yes Ireland here I come,
fantastic shot Stephen, great country shot, good and nice details in front, good quality, fine phgotojob here, well done,
gr. jaap

Ah, one of the perks of marriage... someone to blame stuff on! : )

I can see what attracted you to this scene. It's wonderful. I think this may have been a scene for a merging of various exposures. It's the foreground flowers that I would really like to see sharper and more evenly exposed. The composition is fabulous.

Evelynn : )

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-10 5:52]

Another great landscape shot Stephen. Great pov the scene has good light and colour. Perspective is also very good. Nice and sharp and well composed.

Hi Stephen

I love the splash of colour in the foreground. As usual with your images, I am swept away by the stunning view. Awesome work my friend. Always a pleasure to view your work. :-)

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-10 13:15]

Hello Stephen,
I noticed the critique someone else had written for you today afternoon while scrolling thru the critique list.And i was telling myself i need to find u today and see ur gallery and this shot especialy, for it has haunted my mind since then.
Amazing depth, and the sky and the colours and of course the lovely lovely flowers tug a chord.
Super ...a Simply Memmorable Shot!!!!.This is the first shot that I 'm adding to my favorites.

TFS & Cheers

Hi Stephen,
As always I'm in awe over the view. I'm amazed by the depth of this photo , I almost feel like I could step right in and take a walk. Beautiful view , I do so like the bright flowers in the foreground accenting the rocky cliffs. Beautiful photo. TFS

Thanks so very much for your comments on my photo " Spring Wildflowers (32) " :o)

Hi Steve,
There might be a good lesson in your note: Photography and company don't mix. :) I have to agree with you, the exposure isn't perfect. Do you think a ND filter or a CP filter would heave helped?
I kept on wondering about the sudden drop of sharpness when you go more into the photo. I think it has to do with the fact that the rocks behind the flowers are further away than expected. Anyway, it is another wonderful view that makes me want to visit Northern Ireland again.

Hi Stephen.
Good colours and nice picture.
Regards, JL.

Hi Stephen,

Lovely shot, well worth risking the wrath of your wife! I hope she liked the result!

I really like your mastery of the wide angle lens and grad filters, you've got the technique and composition down to a tee.

Great work. Doug

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