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Kimmeridge Bay star

Kimmeridge Bay star
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-17
Categories: Water Plants, Seascape
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/16, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: 2008 England trip
Theme(s): A day on the Dorset coast - Paul & Horia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-05 5:44
Viewed: 5421
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm taking a small break from my work and uploading another shot i took in my latest trip to England.

Here is one from the famous Kimmeridge Bay - a really fantastic place to see with you own eyes and a pleasure to explore weather you are a biologist, archeologist, photographer, fisherman or simply a person that likes a nice walk by the seaside :)

I took many shots in this place; i quite like this one here with a small puddle, shaped almost like a star :)

As some other photographers already mentioned, this place is famous for its fossils found between the different strata of the rocks here. I also took a shot of an old ammonite which you can find in the workshop.

Hope you'll like them :)

You can check out some more photos i took here on my website.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filter: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: -1/3
F-Stop: f/16
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 4 PM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-05 6:14]
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Hi Horia,
good to see you are taking a break from your work my friend, i hope it is all going ok. I remember when you took this one and can see what drew you to it. The rock pool in this exposed bit of strata is indeed a very attractive foreground element, and the green seaweed around it's edges only adds to the effect. Well chosen POV with excellent DOF and detail throughout, wish we were back there today! Like the shot of the ammonite fossil too, shame we couldn't find you a decent one to take back!

Hallo Horia
Excellent composition and colours, amazing detail and textures. Wonderful seascape! This image can easily be used as a photo on a post card or as a picture on the wall. Really beautiful and serene atmosphere. Just love the small puddle of water on the foreground.Ideal place for a child to try to fish. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-06-05 6:30]

Hi Horia

Great image with spectacular colours. I like the upright (vertical) composition with a lovely balance between land, sea, tidal pool, and sky. Stunning colours, excellent DOF with sharp details and spot-on exposure. The pool in the foreground with the weeds and formations really lends a lot of interest and appeal to the photo.

Well done and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-05 7:29]

Hello Horia,
Another lovely coastal view from your trip to England! Excellent composition from a low POV showing the rock pool very clearly in the foreground and the rocky coastline beyond. Great depth and beautiful colours of lichen and seaweed.
Very well done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-05 8:19]

Hello Horia,
Both this and Paul's shots remind me of the time when Ulla and I lived in Dorset during the 1980's.
This is a fine shot of Kimmeridge Bay, part of the Jurassic Coast full of fossils. I like the pool in the Fg and the stretch of the coastline in a fine perspective. Gives me a bit of nostalgia!
I see your visit to Dorset must have been enjoyable, including meeting some of our TN friends.
TFS this fine reminder,
Best wishes my friend,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-05 8:58]

Hello Horia, The landscape is perfect and colorful. The lighting is perfect and too good. Ganesh

gosh knows what things are living in the still waters of green and wet...it is a fascinating place and a dynamic one in the way you portray it. I have not seen, nor remember if I did, this place before...Great shot and good notes!

Hi Horia

A lovely shot from one of my favourite places. I'm glag you enjoyed yourself it was a pleasure to meet you. Your POV is splendid as is all else.
Top work Vlad.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-05 13:51]

Hi Horia,
another awesome landscape shot!
I love how you used a classic rockpool as FG interest and there's some great lead-in lines.
Excellent clarity and detail.
Brilliant DOF.
Very nice colours.
I like the ammonite too.

Very well done!!

Cheers mate,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-05 15:11]

Hi oria

Well planned and executrd shot - nice composition and excellent DOF.


Eccellente composizione che ci invita a camminare su questi massi ed ammirare questo splendido paesaggio, ottima nitidezza, magnifici i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Horia,
Well done.
Must be a special place...
Extraordinary foreground star. You used it very well in your great compo.
Have a good weekend!

Hi Horia!

Yes, I like it, even very much. The picture proves that it is possible to make good pictures even under less good conditions. I personally like atmospheres with cloudy or even dark skies very much. They are more vivid and expressive. In this picture, beside the fantastic perspective, the colours and the overall expression of the picture are marvellous.

Kind regards


Hi Horia,
I can imagine that this is one of your favorite spots. There is so much to see and so many other spots to use. The almost square pool in the FG does make for a very interesting leadline. Love the details and the natural colors.

Hello Horia,
precious image of an exciting coastline. Great depth, artistic composition, exquisite colour contrasts.
Thank you!
My best regards,

This a another nice seascape Horia. I'm glad to see a few more landscape/seascape photos as there aren't very many on TN. You have a good eye for composition. I do like your strong foreground here and the nice colors and sharpness.

Evelynn : )

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