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Durdle Door Panorama

Durdle Door Panorama
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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: 2008-05-21
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/16, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2008 England trip
Theme(s): A day on the Dorset coast - Paul & Horia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-20 5:57
Viewed: 4207
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again

Here is another shot from my trip to England in May.
As you possibly know already, this is Durdle Door - one of the most beautiful sites on the Dorset coast.
Paul and i visited this one that day when we hiked a lot but weren't too luck on the weather...as you can see.

This is a 5 individual vertical shots stitch i took from this point, so the original file is rather large (it might have lost some on the compression here).
Initially i wanted to post this as a LP, but couldn't bring myself to cropping it from anywhere in order to get the correct aspect ratio for thet type of post. Sorry. If you have any idea, i'm listening :)

PP: just adjusted the levels and curves...ohh...and cloned out the people ;)) Hope you don't mind :)

Hope you'll like even so and i wish you all a nice weekend!

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: 1/4 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/16
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 11 AM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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Hallo Horia
A truly stunning seascape that you share with us. This is a very peaceful view and I find the different coloured layers of water really attention grabbing. This image is the result of a true photographic artist. The water, rocks, sand and sky are displayed in such a beautiful manner, and a feast to the eye. This is indeed a place where one would easily unwind after the daily rat race. I enjoyed looking at this image. It took me far away to places I have only dreamt of. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-06-20 6:19]
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Hello Horia,

A place I know well. Very good panorama, good work on the stitch. I think the large post would be excellent, some detail is so small here it's hard to see (my eyesight isn't that great anyway :-)) Good depth of field and great colours given the overcast weather.

I think the only way to crop would be to remove the sky completely, I don't think there is any space to crop from the foreground. And of course with hindsight being sa wonderful thing 7 vertical shots instead of 5 would give you the required dimensions :-)

Great work, a lovely image.


Keen! Very nice Horia...I like this almost soft quality for a change of pace...It gives a emotive to the image...A feeling that one can almost be there seeing and smelling...

Buen trabajo con el encuadre Horia. A destacar , aparte del precioso conjunto, lo bien captado del ambiente y los colores. El
formato lo encuentro muy acertado.
Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hello Horia,

Great job. Very good panorama. I know what a terrible thing STICHING can be, but this is a very succelful panorama. A about the cloned out the people. Doesn't matter (-: I like the overflow from the blue water to the green rocks very much.

Have a nice weekend and TFS BOB

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-20 8:14]

Hi Horia

I was going to say you were very lucky to find it so deserted as there are usually loads of people (and usually at least one idiot jumping [tombstoning] from the top - but I see you have cloned the people out. Great shot - lovely tones, great visibility (you can see the Isle of Purbeck quite easily - though it is correctly a 'Tombolo' not an island) and great sweeping composition.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-20 9:39]

Hi, dear Horia.
Terrific use of wide angle of the lens, amazing selection of the POV and brilliant composition of the image. Despite the heavy clouds on the sky you have got wonderful rich colours. DOF and details of the entire image are excellent too. Bravo, my friend. Perfect photo trophy from the trip.
P.S. I am very touched with your heartfelt comments. I am agree with every word about our friendship. Many thanks for being next to me. I estimate our mutual understanding so highly.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-20 9:45]

Hello Horia,
You must have worked hard to stitch this together!! But the result is fantastic - what a fabulous view of Durdle Door! It is lovely to see this whole stretch of coastline and all very sharply in focus and in beautiful colours. The British coastline is hard to beat! Well done!
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-20 13:46]

Now this is truly awesome!!
There's a real 3D effect here!
Exceptional stitching showing no evidence at all that it's made from 5 different shots.
Excellent clarity, detail and sharpness.
Superb composition too.
The colours are gorgeous!
Simply stunning, Horia, but just imagine this in large... we'd all be blown away! :-)

Incredible work, mate!


Well well

If this is an example of your stitching then you would also make a master taylor. You have done one of my favourite haunts proud.

Jai ; 0 )

Hi Horia!

You were lucky with the weather! The sky is beautiful, the diffuse light produced naturally saturated colours. These light conditions also allow to catch very peaceful and calm atmospheres.

From the technical point of view, I believe you made a great job with sticking the pictures together. Did you do it in Photoshop or with another software?

I also believe it was a good decision not to post it as a LP. I don't like them, because it's not pleasant to pan a cropped picture from left to right and back on a screen. Especially important for large landscape picture where only the complete overview provides the full impressions.

Kind regards


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-21 3:30]

Hello Horia, Stunning landscape as said by Piggy. Superb frame and lovely landscape. Well done Ganesh

Good Morning Horia,
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~Albert Einstein

Hi dear Horia ,
What a nice scenery with excellent composition.
Amazing colours and great light.
A perfect shot.

Kind regards

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-22 12:30]

Hello Hello Horia, it seems like years since I have seen a picture of you, I'm so glad! And what a picture, wow! I didn't even know you had gone to England and what a panorama you are showing us, it is breathtaking! I love the very large angle of view you give us, it is stunning! You did well not to crop anything, I like it as is and I like it deserted too. Beautiful work once more, Horia, thank you so much for sharing,


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-06-22 23:20]

Hello Horia!

I feel little dizzy lookind at this panorama :-) Beautifull place, another superb mix of sea, green meadows and rocky door. Cloning out people was great idea - now this place looks really wild. I hope we'll meet more often on TN my friend!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-23 2:16]

Hell my friend,
ah yes i remember this well! You've done an excellent job in the stitching here, (as always) and also on the cloning too...i did wonder where all the people had gone! i went back here the other night to catch a sunset but was let down once again..i'll keep trying though :o) Very well done mate, it is exactly how it was....beautiful.

Well, I've seen many shots of this place, but I would have to say this one is one of my favourites. You've chosen a different composition than all the other shots and made a more effective shot! Very nicely captured,


Hi Horia
Une prise professionnelle,tout est exceptionnel et parfaits.Cela ressemble a un endroit de reve.


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-27 23:55]

Hi Horia,
Amazing depth in this breathtaking seascape shot that you present to us.The DoF is fantastic in this beautiful PoV that you have used.

I am trying to learn photostitch and reading your notes i feel i myself could learn a lot.I have not yet been able to do one clean shot with the function.Maybe some day....!But i have to admit that looking at this wonderful compositon i 'm quite motivated further.

I like the way the high banks stretch almost right upto the horizon.The curved sand spot in the middle is a real eye stealer.Great ambience and mood that is relaxing and soothing even to look at.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hi Horia,
What a stunning view of this famous landmark. I've seen many photos of the door, but this POV shows it in a very different way. Superb work on the stitch and keeping the exposure perfect in each photo.
Its interesting to see that when you follow the line of the door, crosses the smaller rock and meets the outer cliff on the other side of the bay. Now I can imagine how it was many many years ago.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-01 23:58]

Hi Horia,
I've missed this beatiful photo. Perspective is great. It's very well composed and exposed. Well done and TFS

Hi Horia,
breath-taking panorama of enormous depth, perfectly taken with great sense for dynamic tension and harmony. I love the opulent colours.
Thank you. With all my best wishes to you.

Hi Horia
Great idea to post these multiple photo image. Great place fantastic POV. What can I say very good job

Hi Horia,

Being out of town so much has left me way behind on critiques so I'll have to look more at your gallery when I can. This image sure caught my eye. That curve is amazing. It just sweeps your eye into the scene and back again to Durdle Door. It is a wonderful combined photo... nice work.

Evelynn : )

Hi Horia,
Well done, perfect.

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2008-09-21 17:24]

That's a marvellous panoramic seascape. I love the colours and the composition which brings the feeling of great depth. Great job!
TFS and greetings my friend!

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