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Ancient Pathway

Ancient Pathway
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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: 2006-11-27
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Pro1 CP + Cokin grad P121
Exposure: f/16, 22 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-14 11:03
Viewed: 3669
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A walk between Ballintoy and Whitepark Bay in the distance will take you along a trodden path since man first set foot here some 10,000 years ago. The figures and voices of the past have long faded leaving us to speculate on the lives of our ancestors thousands years ago, their world outlook, and their spiritual beliefs. There is certainly something unique about this part of the north antrim coast which goes beyond the natural beauty.

Not a lot of colour or drama in the sky on this one but the colour in the reeds and rocks immediately caught my eye. Yes, this composition is for another day... many possibilities here.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 20/1 sec
F-Stop: f/16.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 12/1 mm

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Really beautiful view, Stephen!
Nice captured details & colours. Motion of weather works well with rest of the shot.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-14 11:27]

Hello Stephen,
Excellent capture.POV,large DOF,wide angle view,effect of lower shutterspeed and composition are wonderful.

Hi stephen,
Nice image; no need to say the picture has your trademark; specific compo and wide angle...
Well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-14 12:24]

Hello Stephen,
Wonderful coastlilne that you've captured here!
Amazing rocks in the distance and I love the low viewpoint. The grey-brown shades are really beautiful. Very nice!
TFS, Ulla

This is another lovely composition Stephen. It must have been a very still day...22 seconds! The grasses are pretty sharp. I'd like to see some of these same shots with a faster shutter speed too. I would think that they would be stunning also. Does this image need a slight rotation to the right???

Evelynn : )

Nicely done shot of this beautiful place...

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-14 14:52]

I love it Stephen. This is yet again a marvelous landscape from your hand. Composition is extremely strong, colors are great and sharpness is perfect. Well done! I like the sky and the mist between the stones a lot.


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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-12-14 14:56]

Great shot again!
I like the light in your picture, and this as well. It is so nicely balanced. The sharpness is great and the composition beautiful. This is the kind of shots id like to take someday!


A really nice capture with an excellent exposure. I really like the framing of the landscape on this one. Very nice Stephen. :)

Hi Stephen,

I am never tired of seeing your pictures that are well composed. It's inspiring. This picture is interresting from FG to BG. Lots of details (grass, rock, water), excellent DOF, good exposure time and as usual good use of the filters. I don't want do disagree with your notes but I find this picture to have lots of nice soft colors.


PC :)

Hi Stephen

Very nice work. Love the composition. Good colours. Well done.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-15 3:44]

Hi again :)

This is definitely one of the most beautiful FG-s i've seen on TN :) What a charming composition.
The 22 sec. gave a fantastic mist-like appearance to the water and the impeccable exposure made all the colors wonderful! All that grass, colorful lichens and textures of the rocks look amazing. In a picture like this...i would really worry about the sky. I might even tend to day that anything more there would be distracting :)
GREAT work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-12-15 5:14]

Yes Dear Stephen, and the shots show much more than only the nature. One feels the ancient past in a misterious way. And your shots are great in conveying those moods. Even the crack lines on the foremost rock in this shot looks like ancient signs and it is as if following these signs that you will go through the huge rock ahead into a land of dreams... Great shot.

Hi Steve,
This is really a beautiul location. So much drama from the stunning rock formation in the distance, but also the rocks in the water are very intersting to look at. The colors and shapes do it for me. With the long shutter speed, the reeds become very intersting to look at, almost a kind of ghosty look to it. Just amazing that you were able to catch this much light and colors considering the time of the day.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-12-17 19:15]

This is definitely a stellar spot, Steve. The lichens on the rock and the grasses are amazing. I'd like to see this with the full 10mm.

Hi Stephen

Again an excellent seascape view here!!! Very good colors and effect of the long exposition!!
Great shot!


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-21 12:42]

I must have missed this one. It is just stunning. Great composition and you are right the reeds and rocks do add interest



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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-22 7:34]

The Master of incredible landscapes continues to offer us stunning shots !
This new composition is well think and well done. Good result for the 22s...
Bravo my friend.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-02-21 18:44]

Hi Stephen. Very fine coomposition of this dramatic coastline. The natural tunnel is a very good attraction for the viewer. Good clarity, colours and note. TFS. Murray.

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