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Seacombe Cove

Seacombe Cove
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-28
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar.
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-28 7:24
Viewed: 3499
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is Seacombe Cove, a small inlet at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast near Swanage, in Dorset. The sun is shining again in the south of the UK today and i arrived here after a good walk in over the hills at just before midday.
Suprisingly there was nobody else here on such a nice day, so i had the whole place to myself.
This section of the coast is made up of predominantly Limestone rock and has been extensively quarried over the years for it's excellent building material. Nowadays it is left alone for the seabirds, walkers and climbers to enjoy.

Hope you're all having a great weekend, thanks for looking..

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Hello Paul!
Wonderful seascape with very vidid, perfectly saturated colours. I am not sure, but I believe that the sun was very strong when you took this photo. Lovely scenery, this area looks as very peaceful place with no human activity :)
Best regards and have a nice weekend!
Friendly yours,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-28 7:42]

Hello Paul,
Wonderful colours in this photo. Beautiful saturated. The green in the FG is amazing. It does make the scene alive. Good sharpness and an excellent composition and DOF.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-06-28 8:13]

Hi Paul,
very beautiful landscape. good composition, well saturated colors, including the foreground is given life to the image. the sea, the cliff and the sky are just right in their places. TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-28 8:17]

Hi Paul.
You have selected view for shooting very well. I like impressive water plants on FG, nice breakers, rich fine colours and (as always) great details of the entire image. Only it seems to me the shadows are deep a little bit. May be this is my monitor effect. My compliances and TFS. Perfect work.

Awesome view, Paul.
Extraordinary content.
Good weekend!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-28 9:43]

Hello Paul,
I'm glad you've got some sunshine and I hope it lasts. Our drought is over and things are green and lush again! This is a lovely coastline shot from the Jurassic coast. Terrific view from the seaweed to the horizon!
Wonderful cliffs and a fine composition.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-28 9:48]

Hello Paul,
What a bright colorful image Paul with great composition. Have you gone in the cave? Thank you for sharing Paul.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-28 11:17]

Hi Paul Well i see you have made the best of the weather and headed down to the coast. I like your compostion in this one . good detail and rich colours. Giving deep blues to the sea and sky. I do feel a bit to much contrast in the colours but that just myself. well done TFS.

Truly stunning, colouration, composition, POV... it's on my favourite list...........regards h

I look forward to your daily postings Paul. this one is no exception. You should see my wall here at the house. The other day kids came over for a grandchild's birthday and they were all surprised that I had replaced many of my own images which have hung for many years, with those of friends:-)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-28 16:38]

Hola amigo,
precioso trabajo,
detalles colorido y hermoso pov...
atractivo disparo.
saludos Paul.

Hi Paul
Another amazing seascape. I like the attention you pay in placing interesting foregrounds in each image. A great image with loads of colour.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-28 22:46]

Hello Paul

This is a beautiful image with wonderful rich colours.
The focus is sharp with excellent detail.
Your pov is well chosen.
Terrific illumination.


bonjour paul
superbe vue,la palette de couleurs est extraordinaire.
bravo et merci du partage.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-29 2:18]

Hi Paul,
what a fantastic shot!
Very good composition and low POV.
Brilliant detail and clarity.
Lovely saturated colours.
Excellent DOF.

Well done mate!


Hi Paul!

I like the subject, the wild aspect of this beautiful nature and the perfect composition. But thus time I'm a bit surprised by the colours. They appear too saturated and unnatural. I have looked at the picture several times and find something strange in the colour management. Hope you don't mind... especially because it seems that I'm the only one!

Kind regards


I call this art, Paul, not in the sense of modern art( which I choose not to understand or waste my time with...but with art known now as the Christian Art, or should I say, ala Still-Life(Vincent van Gogh).
This looks more like an oil than a photo, yet it's so real life.
Very well done, Paul.

If the travel authorities wanted to promote Dorset, they just need to publish a few of your photographs! I'm already hungry to see these locations. (I have friend who moved to Dorset ... I will have to pay her a visit!)

A wonderfully composed shot showing excellent details of the rocks, the plants, the moving sea and the headland!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-29 15:08]

What a curious place this Seacombe Cove! Excellent POV and nice intense colors marking the strength and brashness of the coast waters.
Very well seen and captured.
Magnificent job as ever.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-29 21:55]

Hello Paul,Very nice view and good seascape. Good lighting. Ganesh

Hi Paul,

A simply beautiful landscape, excellent d.o.f amazing colours, composition and framing all perfect, almost makes me home sick for the old country, just wonderful t.f.s,

Cheers Rick :)

hello paul,
another great landscape shot, the burst of colors look so beautiful, liked the composition, colors, contrast and the point of view very much,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Paul,
I have to agree with Markus on this one. But I am glad I first read your reply. Did you use the Picture Style Editor which came with the camera? I haven't tried it and am curious what you think. I do like the compostion, don't like the sky and see some very odd edges around the weed and rock edge.

hello Paul

superb Landscape and Seascape shot, with very fine POV and DOF,
beautiful luminosity of the image, with excellent density of the colours,
and i love the contrast between the warm luminosity and colours
of the ground and the cold luminosity and colours of the water and sky,



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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-07-01 1:03]

Dear Paul,
Brown, Green, Blue, Sky blue, sea blue, algae green..wow how mnay more colours in here..
Marking the post, critique later..

Hallo Paul
Due to the fact that I have been ill, I just could not give my comments to some of the lovely images that appeared and past me by on the gallery. Now I have such a lot of catching up to do so please pardon me for only saying……………………
Splendid image. It is indeed a feast to the eye and it did not go unnoticed. You have captured this scenery with great detail and preciseness and the colours of all the elements are displayed wonderfully. The greenery of the plantlife on the foreground is super special.
Best regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-02 19:04]

Hi Paul,
Outstanding shot and what a fantastic view it is. The colours look saturated and the natural lighting provides perfect illumination. The splash of green on the FG adds so much visual impact and the splashing add motion. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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