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Man-o-War Bay

Man-o-War Bay
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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: Seascape
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/22, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2008 England trip
Theme(s): A day on the Dorset coast - Paul & Horia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-24 5:52
Viewed: 4101
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone

Well it's hot around here...really hot...too hot actually! It's about 33-35 Celsius in the shade...and we're only in June. I don't know what will happen in July or August...

Anyway, since we have almost too much sunshine and since i can't really go anywhere (all my friends have a lot of exams right now) i though i'd share another cloudy shot from my trip on the Dorset coast.

Here, the shore of Man-O-War Bay and the amazing strata that it presents (both near and farther away). I'll tell you what: it's these strata that might have given the name of this bay...because they really do look like war trenches for soldiers :)) (just kidding)

Hope you'll like it :)

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: 0.3 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: -1/3
F-Stop: f/22
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 11 AM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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Hola Horia,
Preciosos paisaje el que nos muestras, espero que no haga tanto calor en agosto, aunque parece que el clima está un poco "loco". Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

A very nice point of view. The angles of the rocks really add depth to the shot, and as for the hot weather, over here we're MUCH colder than usual, at this time of the year we're usually around 26-30 degrees celsius but were dealing more with 10-15 degrees, but I like it, it's the best weather to get out and do things!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-24 6:09]
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Hey Horia,
nope it's the long ridge of rock sticking out of the water to left of the frame that gives this place it's name, after the Portugese Warships of old...apparantly they are similar in appearance...but anyway!
Great POV, extremely similar to a shot of mine from the same spot funnily enough! I remember waiting here for some time to get movement in the water. If only you'd come a month later...

Hallo Horia
Looking at this image of the coastal view I regret not visiting the beach more often. We stay about 20 minutes drive away from the beach, but have not been there for years. On the other hand I can just look at this image and imagine being there, because you present this one such perfect reality. This photo is just another beauty of a beach, lots of sun, turquoise water lapping the shore, waves breaking across the sand and plenty of rockformations. A nicely composed photo with refreshing and cool colours and details. – Just love the clear blue sky. This is just one of your many landscapes that I admire. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards
ps. Glad to hear that it is not only here where the temperatures go sky hi.

Hi Horia!

Another landscape picture I like very much, and it seems to be influenced by someone we all aprreciate here on TN...


The lines in the rocks of the foreground give the picture a great depth and perspective. This is very well seen. And as you know, I love that kind of skies and light! It creates an interesting duality: peaceful and dramatic atmosphere at the same time!

Kind regards


Pray! The end is Near...as is said on many a placard and such. Folks in the days used to carry the signs in my downtown Cleveland Ohio and I still see them today. The world is changing and we are paying attention too late. will your excellent seascapes be only a memory in image...will my wilderness be gone..from fire, feast famine or some such. After finding ice on Mars I would not be surprised if the Gaia Hypothesis came up once more...so if we look at you images and those f Paul in this arena...then we have a way to contemplate on the whole picture. Very well said and more than likely unintentional!:-)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-24 13:55]

Hello Horia

You have really exploited the folded strata to create framatic visul impact here. Great DOF and muted colours.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-25 2:11]

You know, you and Paul moan about the awful weather on that trip but it offered you some super-moody skies to play around with and has resulted in some very impressive, naturally saturated, magnificent shots from both of you! :-)
This for example is truly incredible!
The use of the lines in the rock to lead the eye into the photo is very clever.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Superb colours.
Again that sky adds a new dimension to the image :-)

Very well done as always!

Cheers mate,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-25 3:37]

Hello Horia, This is perfct shot with superb landscape and lovely clarity. Perfect colors and nice rock position. Ganesh

Hello Horia,
Fantastic shot, beautiful colors and nice clarity,
excellent composition and good low pov, very good
sharpness and depth of field, nice textures in the
foreground rocks and nice movement in the water.
well done.

Hi dear Horia ,
Nice scenery with great light and nice sharpness.
Very well cptured.
Kind regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-01 12:24]

Hello Horia,
Excellent view of this coastline along the peculiar pleated rock formation that leads your eye to the tall clilff at the far end.
Beautiful colours, clear details and a nicely balanced composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
PS Your heat wave is coming this way tomorrow!

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-07-11 11:39]

Wonderful detail on stones, nice light and composition

Hi Horia,
I love the lines in this photo. They really draw the eye in toward the beach and cliffhead. The small movement in the water does add something extra to the photo. Details and exposure are spot on the the colors are very much to my liking. On a really small scale, I have to say that an POV slightly more angled toward the sea would have created more depth. Diagonal lines in a photo do wonders. But it certainly does not make the photo less beautiful.

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