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Pondfield Cove (32)
PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)

well in the space of one week i've seen postings from Niek (Suntoucher), James Parker (Jamesp) and even a critique from Evelynn! It's lovely to see some of these old names here on TN, so i thought i'd post something too.
This is Pondfield Cove, at sunset on Wednesday evening. As always, the best time to come here to avoid people is close to dark, as it's a fair walk to get here from the car park which itself lies a few miles from any main road.
Sure enough i had the whole place to myself, and in such an untouched, quiet and prehistoric looking place as this it felt like i was the only man alive...a strange but pleasant feeling...

PP: shot in RAW, a tweak of curves and boost of saturation by + 10. Converted to JPEG, border added, then resized and sharpened.

I am very busy building my own website at the moment, which is partly why i'm hardly ever on TN anymore, amongst other reasons, but i am often looking in at what you're all posting.
I am trying to build a visual guide of the entire Dorset Coast (all 90 odd miles of it!), so it's taking up alot of my time...

If you would like to see some of these other images, please click here

as you will see, i still have a long way to go...

Thanks for looking..

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PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
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Edited by:Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)

I couldn't resist playing a bit with this image as the various elements in it are so spectacular. I love the foreground and the gleam on the water and wanted to make them the main subjects. I cropped and then squashed the image a bit to simulate a lower point of view. Now there were three main compositional components rather than four as the sky is eliminated. My eyes kept jumping back and forth from foreground to sky and now I feel more settled. Of course now it looks more like one of my more square images whereas I know Paul is often partial to vertically oriented coastal shots... and he is a master of them.