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Marram Grass At Hengistbury Head

Marram Grass At Hengistbury Head
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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: 2010-06-15
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, Lee 0.6 ND Grad Hard
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-17 4:37
Viewed: 4647
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

this was taken a couple of nights ago, at a spot about 5 minutes walk east from my house. Here, the shore is one of sandy beaches flanked by low lying sandy cliffs, that rise to the sandstone headland of Hengistbury Head, seen here in the distance.
Marram Grass (Ammophila) lines the cliff top, which is an environment vulnerable to erosion.
In Europe, Ammophila has a coastal distribution, and is the dominant species on sand dunes where it is responsible for stabilising and building the foredune by capturing blown sand and binding it together with the warp and weft of its tough, fibrous structure.

It would have been nice to have had some clouds to add some more interest to the sky here, but the light was nice anyway so hopefully yhe foreground element of this shot compensates a little for the blandness of the top third.

Thanks for looking..

Paul Haynes Photography

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Hi Paul,

A great shot of the coast, the light on the grass is very nice giving the subject the centre of attention. As normal very good focal range and clarity.

TFS regards Bill

Ciao Paul, fascinating landscape with fantastic light, splendid colors, wonderfulexposure, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-17 6:31]

Excellent work using the grass in the foreground, some fine lighting used artistically. tfs.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-17 9:33]

Splendid Landscape, TFS!

UOu must have had little wind to get the grass so still at 1/2 of a second.

great shot at an area of photography I can learn a lot still

Beyond just technically a great shot


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-17 12:28]

Hello Paul,
The colours in this photo are so beautiful.... Your choice of POV was really perfect. The light is splendid. You opened your camera for 1/2 second and it's still sharp, unbelievable. Brilliant DOF.

Hi Paul,

Wow! Fascinating landscape with fantastic light and well composed!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-17 21:03]

Hi Paul.
Places which surrounds your house are wonderful. I cannot take any landscape shot with wide angle lens without traces of people (houses, electric columns, etc) even on a sea shore. Superb subject, amazing lights and colours and ultimate sharpness/details. As always, Bravo and TFS.

Hi Paul,

Fantastic Land/seascape
Perfect DOF
Beautiful light and colors

TFS Thijs

Hallo Paul
I really like this view in front of me. The colours you have captured and the way you have presented it almost makes it look like a painting. I just love the different coloured layers in the sky and the sunlight just touching on the right spots. A variety of soft colours and composition combines to make this a feast for the eyes. I would love to be there. I look like such a relaxing place to be. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-18 6:29]

Hello Paul,
Very interesting to take pictures so late and to have this very fine light over the landscape. A most beautiful point of view enhanced by the subtle light falling on the grass in the foreground. The colors are always so beautiful at these transition hours. Very well seen.
Kind regards

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