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The Rock II

The Rock II
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-19
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III USM, Digital ISO 100, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Cape Wrath, Outer & Inner Hebridies
Date Submitted: 2006-08-25 8:14
Viewed: 3883
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well this is just about the most northerly beach on the west coast of Scotland. It's 4.5miles from the nearest raod and an easy walk for the experience trekker. It's a good beach for swimming (as we did) though obviously no lifeguards etc) and it is a wonderful area for wildlife.

I don't know anything about the rock other than its name - Am Buachaille (which translates to 'The Herdsman') but it made a great focal point for photos during the course of the evening. We walked there in the late afternoon carrying or eveing meal and stove, and came back late in the evening when the heat of the day had subsided. The photos of the mock mirage sunsets (here and here) were taken on the walk back.

Converted from RAW, some dust cloned out, and a frame added. - its just as the camera recorded adn how I remember...

My Broadband is down at home, so this is going to be my last post for a while because work is now getting rather busy and the school term starts soon so teachers are returning, and I'm not sure I will have much time over the next few weeks whilst at work (lunchtimes etc) and no access at home leaves me few options... so for the moment, I'll just have to pass by every now and again. - Sorry

fyapici, SunToucher, isidrink, wallhalla15, Robespierre, Evelynn, aido, pablominto has marked this note useful
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Hi Emma.
An amazing panaroma captured again. It looks great. Congratulations Emma,
With my best wishes

Hi Emma,
Also at work, so not that much time. This one is stunning as well. It is less abstract then the first one, but I like this one as well. It is great to see just a tad more detials on the first rock formation, such as the sandy patches. I really like the golden colors of the water in the far distance. It clearly shows the hot temperature.
TFS, and have don't leave us hanging too long.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-25 10:55]

Hi Emma,
Same rock seen from further: Excelent composition and light control. There is a very special mood in the photo, with the twinkling from the water and the dark sky, and just a yellow shine on the horizon.
Well done and TFS

Hello Emma,
this is a very nice landscape. Great sharpness, excellent lighting, reflections and POV. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-25 15:08]

Great light on the water and a lovely composition.



Hi Emma,
Very nice seascape from your hand. I like the composition and the colours here. Especially the sparkling light on the water makes this shot interesting. Well seen Emma.
Regards, Ruud

Well Gee! ...what are we going to do without you? Are you a teacher? I was for thirty years...YIKES! I know that my life would just go on hold for about ten months a year. It's more than a full time job.

I like this image as well as the last one of same subject. There is a nice range of values here.

Thanks for sharing and we'll be waiting to hear from you now and then.


Evelynn : )

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-25 20:35]

Hi Emma,
Very different from the first one, however you've still captured the essence of the place in this, I really can imagine sitting where you were. The light on the water is beautiful, and the silhouetted rocks great. A very atmospheric image, really makes me want to go there. Great shot.

Hello Emma,
Lovely backlight capture, appearing almost as black and white..!
Well composed of course, and the silvery reflections from the water add an awesome effect...
Well done on composition!
Pablo -

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-26 21:22]

Hello Emma, stunning composition, a very well photographed scene, thanks.


Hello Emma,another excllent landscape from you, wonderful capture and composed excllent work, nicle to view TFS Kyle

Hi Emma,
You capture very well the brillance of the water in this end of day. I tried a few time but I think not with this good result. I like this composition. Well done and TFS,

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-28 9:00]

Hello Emma,

This is a very nicely composed picture. It's almost like it's shot in b&w and that creates a great atmosphere. Well done & TFS!


Hello Emma,

I love this light, hypnotic. Great silhouette effect. Beautiful setup.


Hello Emma,
A beautiful photo in either color or B/W! I am curious if you had chose the amount of water to be shown over switching the amount of sky instead and if so, what did it appear like in the reverse? I like this image as it is, very nice shapes and contrast...

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