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Kimmeridge Bay Marine Reserve

Kimmeridge Bay Marine Reserve
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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: 2010-08-24
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, CP + ND grad
Exposure: f/22, 6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-25 7:46
Viewed: 4415
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,
i managed to get out last night to here, Kimmeridge Bay. I was in a race with the sun as it slowly set during my hectic dash to capture it. I arrived with about 10 minutes to spare :o)

At Kimmeridge Bay, you can find a wide variety of fish, seaweeds & rockpool life. Under the waves here there is a snorkel trail, where Ballan wrasse, mullet, lobster & Tompot blennies can all be seen against a colourful backdrop of Rainbow wrack & Coralline seaweeds. It is a place i come back to again and again, never tiring of it's ever changing beauty.

Thanks For Looking..

Paul Haynes Photography

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-25 8:02]

Hello Paul,
Wonderful photo of this seascape in great saturated colours. The golden colours on the stones and in the sky are gorgeous. A bit strange are the blue colours of the water in front of the photo. Perfect DOF and composition. Spectacular clouds in the sky.

hello Paul
you make very good picture,s as a painting
great details and beautiful colours with very good light
greeting lou

a beautiful image or hdr quality and very profesionaly taken.tfs

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-25 8:52]

Excellent water scape with great viewpoint and beautiful sky, the lighting on the foreground is very special. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-25 10:44]

Hi Paul
This is an outstanding landscape it seem that we are in a other world.Nice compositionand fantastic colors.
TFS Michel

Hello Paul,
This is a magic shot, with fantastic colours and atmosphere. DOF is excellent and I like very well the algues and the golden rocks on the foregrounds. Good evening,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-25 11:06]

Hello Paul,
A fantastic capture of a coastal sunset with the sunlight reflected in the wet rocks. A lovely composition with great depth and clear details. Beautiful light and colours and well composed too.
The snorkel trail sounds interesting, I expect the four poles mark the beginning of this.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hallo Paul
This is spectacular. No nits, no flaws, no distractions, only sheer delight. My, oh my what an absolute pleasure, to look at this showcase of colour and splendour. Thanks for sharing this piece of art. Best regards.

hey Bro!
I think I'm your biggest fan!
I've run out of words to say what I feel when looking at your work, but I never fail to get goosebumps when I do see your shots!
You're the best, Paul!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-08-25 22:11]

Dear Paul!

Kimmeridge Bay must be a fascinating place to discover. If I remeber well, you have already presented pictures from that beautiful place. Here you have captured a delightful atmosphere and created a very romantic picture.

Kind regards


Hi Paul,
A stunning seascape. Just superb. Lovely colors and very well composed. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi paul,

Great view of this bay at sun set. You seemed to get there at the right time with lovely clouds and a great lighting effect given. The slow exposure is really nice and makes a nice effect on the water.
Great capture and TFS


This is excellent Paul..
I don't know if you "won" the race with the sun, but your timing & technique has surely produced a winning image. A pleasure to view :)
Very well done!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-27 4:52]

Hello Paul,
A picture from the "golden hour" again. Very pleasant presentation of this sea-scape and like always an excellent point of view chosen. I like the way the stones are slightly disappearing into the water.
Beautiful shot as usual.
Kind regards

FYI this is now my background photo on the computer. Does that say it all or what?

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-09-01 12:50]

Hey mate,

Nice to see another superb shot from you and from Kimmeridge...and as always, it brings back great memories :)
You really caught a wonderful light and setting here and definitely made the most of it. Personally ,i just love the contrast of temperatures between the cold blue waters near the rocks and the golden reflection from them. I think i would have snapped a close-up of that, too had i been there as well :)
That aside, i also like the diagonal line described by the shore and the nice silhouette of the farther cliff, all leading the view towards the beautiful sunset.
Also personally, i love the fact that you have such a good focal point where those 4 sticks are in the water (its placement in the frame is terrific), but i'm not sure they're the best focal point, though...i just have mixed feeling about them, that's all...hoe you don't mind my saying :)
But anyway, together with the strong colors and the great shutter speed selection, i think you have a lovely seascape and i congratulate you for it.

Bravo and TFS

PS: i don't want to be too much of a pessimist, but it looks as if another year goes by without us meeting up again...i know we both had and have our own plans and that there a lot of things just appearing out of the blue, but i just wanted to say that i promise i will do all in my power to try and get to England again soon :)
PS2: i wish you a fantastic trip in Ireland - with great weather and all - and i can't wait to see what you'll be coming home with ;)

WOW... your photos are so gorgeous and well done with fantastic luminosity. I am a big fan of your work. :)


Hello Paul,
Breathtaking beauty.Excellent presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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