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Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-08
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EFS 18-55mm, Cokin Graduated Tobacco
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 14:28
Viewed: 4333
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Strangford Lough is a large (150km²) shallow sea lough situated on the east coast of County Down, Northern Ireland

The Lough's northern tip is only about 6 km from the outskirts of Belfast.

About a third of the Lough is intertidal - best seen from the huge expanses of sandflats exposed at the northern end at low tide. At high tide this area is covered in shallow water

The Lough has a huge variety of subtidal and intertidal habitats with over 2,000 recorded species. It is important for marine invertebrates, algae and saltmarsh plants, for wintering and breeding wetland birds, and for marine mammals.

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To Lyanna: If you have a larger version..hmm wellSignal-Womb 1 07-18 18:16
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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-18 14:36]

Hello Stephen,

This is beautiful! A perfect landscape picture. The sky is lovely and the colors are warm. The details are still sharp, even though it's getting darker. I really like the composition with the rocks in the FG. Well done & TFS!


Wow! I love how the colors still come out despite it getting dark ... I love the rhythm of the picture. You did very well in choosing those rocks as your foreground. It gives the picture the feeling of a very wide expanse.

It is definately poster material ... if you have a larger version, it would be very much appreciated (I'd pay for it too, seriously!!)

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-07-18 16:17]

Dobre zdjêcie, naturalne kolory i dobra kompozycja.

Hello Stephen!
great landscape. Thank you for your postcards from paradise!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-18 18:51]

Green Island again! Very deep DOF, amazing sharpness and details. Beautifull, postcard picture Stephen.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-07-18 20:27]

Bravo Stephen !

La prise de vue et l'éclairage sont extra.

Félicitations !

I really enjoy this view, Stephen. It looks like you might have used the Shadow/highlight feature in Photoshop? It works well, but the rocks do have some weird noise in their shadows. Nice, low point of view and lovely scene.

Excellent composition Stepehn. The rocks in front grant a good depth to the image. Nice reflections of light in the water. Very charming colours. Very well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-19 3:37]

Hello Stephen!
Amazing seascape.DOF you mamaged,warm colors,POV,lighting,details,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Very well composed scene Stephen. I like the depth you create with this combination of FG, sea lough and sky...Great work, Well done!

Hello Stephen

What beautiful scenery. Perfect POV. I love the rocks and grasses in the foreground. The colours are lovely. Nice tranquil mood. Magnificent! Thanks.

Great shot Stephen!
Lovely lights and shadows along with great colours create very special mood.
As always, very beautiful lanscape and very beautiful photo.
I like it very much.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-19 8:42]

Stephen, to me, a nice and different mood. I have the feeling this is not the earth.

Excellent texture and dark and light shades.


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  • DLM Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (124)
  • [2005-07-19 17:53]

Hi Stephen,Very nice landscape shot,Good foreground interest and lovely colours.
Well done.

Impressive light play, Stephen. You really do this very well. Love it!

Composition/placement: ****
Exposure: ****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Centre of interest: ****
Impact: ****

Overall: ****

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Strange intriging place!

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