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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: 2007-12-10
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, CP + ND grad
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-04 4:58
Viewed: 2969
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...is the amount of time that has past since i was here, in glorious winters sun on a crisp and cold day on the coast last year. I've not been out shooting on a sunny weekend for what seems like an age now...so i had a look back thugh some very old shots and thought i'd share this instead, in the hope of better conditions this weekend!

This is Durdle Door, a very much photographed and well documented rock formation here on TN, but hopefully a different compositon to portray it, making it for once the less dominant feature of a shot. Chalk cliffs surround the reddish sands of the shore here, giving nice contrast between boulder and beach...and yes, those are my footprints leading up the camera!

Thanks for looking, hope you're all well..

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hi paul,
harika bir manzara. orada olmayı šok isterdim.

Hello Paul
A great scenery captured for a great milestone achieved. In my dreams one of the pairs of the footprints on the sand is mine. Thanks for all the wonderful photographs of nature you share with us so unconditionally. Time and time again I have to take a deep breath looking at your work because your photographic abilities are excellent and you always portray the environment around you in such a pleasant and inviting manner. Your images are a feast to the eye.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Paul!

I'm glad you got this one out from your archives. It's really worth a posting. The view of the whole site is spectacular and pleasant, and I like the perspective created by the foreground very much. The colours and the overall impression are so fine... It's a typical and delightful PaulH!

Kind regards


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-04 5:43]

Hello Paul,
Again a very fine picture with a beautiful vertical composition and very subtle colours. The play light/shadow is very interesting. I also like the way our eyes can follow the footprints..
Best regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-04 5:52]

Hi Paul,
It's a beautiful seascape. Light, exposure control, colors, POV and composition look very good. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-12-04 6:59]

Hi Paul,
Outstanding seascape shot with such lovely colours and bright sunny lighting. Immaculate sharpness and I like your low POV to portray this fantastic scenery. The FG rock is very well place in the frame and provides much depth and interest. Great image from you and I have come to expect nothing less.

dear paul, very nice pict. very good pov and nice colors. tfs

Hi Paul,

FG rock and BG hill and Durdle Door relate very well....form, texture, colour and light & shadow spread and contrast are very well handle.Nice foot print.Its about time.TFS.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-04 7:25]

Hello Paul,
Great shot of Durdle Door and the stretch of beach leading to it taken almost a year ago when you had fine weather. I like the limestone in the FG helping to give the image perspective in this fine composition.
Here its been cloudy and rainy for too long and it's going to continue...:((
TFS best wishes for some shooting weather for you,

How well I remember that name...I also remember calling Jane to discuss Durdle Door..at least I am not getting senile!:-)

One of your nice warm pleasing images Paul. It has one of those memory jingling feels to it as though I could actually jump into the image right now..It is a bit cold here but having spent many years prior to the wilds...living on the oceanside..I miss the long sandy walks..well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-04 12:57]

Hello Paul,
You've got a great talent to see what I don't see. I should have walked along this place without any interest in making a photo of it. But you make this place to a exciting place. The quality of this photo is great, like many of your other landscape photos. I admire always the beautiful compositions in it. Thanks. I'm learning a lot.
Kind regards,

Hi Paul,
This looks like a lovely spot to visit,especially when its deserted.
I'm still trying to work out what a Durdle is though.
Sounds like something Rambling Syd Rumo would sing about,along with nadgers,groats and splong.
A very pleasant image.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-04 23:20]

Hi Paul

Great shot - I like the low pov and excellent dof.


Hi Paul
Sunny and with great blue sky. Fantastic memory of sunny days. Perfect exposure great composition with a rock on foreground As always very good job

Great shot Paul. The foreground rock gives that feeling of presence and nearness while the extended view adds such magnificent depth and drama. All well exposed with fantastic saturation across the board. TFS


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-05 13:48]

Great shot, Paul!
Superb wide-view with great FG interest and good old Durdle Door in the BG.
Very good clarity.
Excellent light.

Well done mate!

p.s I tried out the Sigma 10-20mm at the camera show in Southampton... it's one hell of a cool lens! :-)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-05 22:05]

Hello Paul, Superb landscape and wonderful sharp picture. Nice PoV and sharp image. TFS Ganesh

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-05 23:43]

Hi Paul

How come you are not going there again? Why dig out the archives? ... lazy boy!... :)))
Just teezing...don't worry :)

This is another very nice presentation of the famous and everso beautiful Drdle Door.
Even if the door itself isn't actually that well visible from this POV, you have many other photos that show it bang on, but i think that the surroundings are the ones represented well here.
Great way of using these white blocks as FG elements - they have very interesting and attractive texture and they look great exposed perfectly as they are here.
Very nice colors on the other rocks, too as well as the sky...typical clean crisp winter blue.
Wonderful work, mate!

Bravo and TFS

PS: i remember very well standing on that cliff near the door and taking panoramas down from there...good times...even if the weather wasn't quite like in this picture of yours :)!


Another of your great photo's of this area the colouring and the composition is excellent i just love looking at your photography and hope one day i can achieve the same quality one day.

Kind regards malcolm

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