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Stair Hole Revisited

Stair Hole Revisited
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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: 2008-06-22
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar.
Exposure: f/16, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-30 2:23
Viewed: 2882
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

this is Stair Hole, a place i have posted from before but never from this angle, so hopefully it won't be too famililiar to some of you.
On the other side of the Limestone wall on the left here lies the sea, which has crept in through gaps and holes at it's base over thousands of years and eroded the softer rock on the inside, created this 'hole'.
At the far end you can see vertical strata of rock, pushed up right from a horizontal position by the forces of Tectonic Drift, in this case the African plate colling with it's Eurasion counterpart to the north.

Thanks for looking..

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To Heaven: Hi!PaulH 1 06-30 04:24
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hallo paul,
nice landscape, the slow shutter speed has resulted in nice effect on the ocean, the details of the rock looks great, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hi Paul,
Beautiful geometric composition with lines, curves and rond stones, good colors and water effect
very well done
TFS and regards

Hi Paul,
you have got a very good eye for landscapes, this is one example. fine composition, depth and colors but what missing is the contrast, may be late evening or morning light will convert this beautiful landscape to a greater one.
i have no idea about the accessbility of this place during those times. good work and nice comments. TFS.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-30 2:57]

Hi Paul,
I liked the motion of the wave a lot.Very good timing, POV, composition and exposure control. TFS

Hi Paul,
very interesting place and good photograph. Nice colours and details of stones, nice movment effect on water. Good composition.

Hi Paul!

It is as if I would be attracted to the background. Is it the hell's hole there? The perspective is superb, the low point of view underlines it. This time the colour management is perfect!

Kind regards


Hello Paul,
very nice landscape with amazing details,motion of the wave is wonderful,great composition,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-30 4:45]

Hi Paul,
Magnificent landscape.I liked POV,effect of lower shutterspeed,large DOF and composition a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Paul, this is an incredible shot from a unique perspective.
You have given the water movement a beautiful shape through slow shutter speed.
The depth of view here is just perfect.
I also like the colours in this picture, especially of the moss covered round rocks in the foreground.
You have made your 10-20mm do a great job, indeed.
TFS and regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-30 6:24]

Hello Paul,
I wonder if anyone has recorded this coastline as well as you have!? You ought to publish your images in a book! This is such an interesting geologic phenomenum that you've captured so well. Excellent POV, great DOF and beautiful colours. Brilliant!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-30 6:44]

Hola amigo,
precioso lugar y efectivo pov,
interesante ángulo de disparo,
saludos Paul

Ciao Paul!
Excellent photo! The water effects are so beautiful!.
Sharp with great detail.
Superb lighting and colours.
Brilliant composition.

Hi Paul,
I remember your first visit to this awesome hole. I am very impressed with your timing, the wave action is incredible.
I am less and less a fan of bright light photos, but I can appreciate this one. The action and composition are just excellent. I love the FG details, but can't help to think that the BG is lacking a little contrast.

Hi Paul,

Weren't you planning to come to the US this spring?? Or am I thinking of someone else??? I have been away most of the past three months so am out of touch with TN. I like all your recent images taken with that lens. Nice work!

Evelynn : )

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-30 13:06]

Hi Paul. How are you getting on with the 40D , i found it took a fair while to get use to all the things it can do. looking at the picture of Stair Hole it looks as if it been in your hands a long time. great detail and colour. i like the sense of movement in the waves. well done TFS.

Fotografía llena de dinamismo y realismo, consiguiendo un impresionante efecto óptico.
Saludos Paul.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-30 17:42]

Hello Paul,
This almost makes me dizzy, oh thats right Lucy says I'm always dizzy. Excellent image Paul, thank you for sharing.

A lovely shot, and an interesting note!
Great stuff, Paul!

Hi Paul, this looks like a glacial run off you would find in the Alps!!! very well done and a great pov to get such a good perspective to get this effect. It's only the seaweed on the rocks that give it away... excellent!!!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-01 2:01]

Hello Paul, Lovely landscape and sharp picture. Good shutter speed and lovely composition. Ganesh

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-07-01 10:44]

Really gorgeous and beautiful, Paul!! How splendid the framing and composition. I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-01 13:08]

Excellent super-wide image of this beautiful scene.
You always find perfect FG interest such as here with the glossy moss-covered pebbles.
Very good sharpness and clarity.
Superb composition.
Brilliant light.

Very well done, Paul!

Cheers mate,

hello Paul

excellent landscape shot with fine POV, DOF and framing,
great sharpness and details, i love the luminosity of the image, TFS


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-07-03 22:26]

Everything stationary except that stirring in the middle...a 3D effect..Paul.
This is a splendid capture with a great PoV and DoF. I do not remember coming across this place in your gallery.This is a great piece of documentation you have done here the result of geographical movements and formations.Imagine the way the sea would have crept in over a period of time creating the hole in the middle.The sea never lost its charecter and the waves still gets created creating the 3D effect in the middle.

Excellent exposure of this fine image in great colours, contrasts and light.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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