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Rugged Donegal coast

Rugged Donegal coast
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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: 2006-05-30
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best shots from Ireland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-20 10:13
Viewed: 5790
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Having deleted two large posts to make room for this one I still cant upload the large panoramic version, I will try later tonight to give you the big picture ;)) Joanna my wife is in this but at this scale you can not see her.

The rugged Donegal coast has been shaped over thousands of years by the relentless action of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, it has a shoreline etched with a multitude of beautiful bays and glorious sandy beaches.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10/1 mm

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2006-08-20 10:17]

Stupenda veduta, sole, ombre, colori, un'immagine fantastica!
Ciao Paolo

Hi Steve,
Magnificent capture. It's very hard to give anything other than praise for a shot like this. This type of expansive landscape is perfect for the WA lens. Excellent results,
Excellent work.

Sin duda un lugar precioso. Enhorabuena y saludos,

Excellent view, Stephen.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-20 14:20]

Hi Steven!

Yeah, veeeeery wide panorama. As always perfect DOF and beautifull place. This time I love white clouds on blue sky and shadows/light play. Fantastic.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-20 15:57]

Hi Stephan,

This is a very impressive landscap. Just eveything is right in this capture.
Great work. My compliments.


Hi Stephen

Another perfect shot. I do enjoy seeing your part of the world through your lens. Top quality work. :-)

yet another beautiful shot of Ireland. I like the path off centered leading you into the picture and the grey grad filter has toned the brigh clouds down nicely.

Keep working on that large post I would love to see it...


Hi Stephen,
This is really a very stunning image. Especially the lighting in this photo is beautiful. Your high POV gives me the feeling as if you could almost touch the clouds. The pathway in the front is beautifully positioned and let met go onto the peninsula and onward toward the cliffs. Let me know when you upload the LP, becuase I would love to see it.

BTW, I see you use the Cokin system, is this system wide enough not to have the edges blocking your view (vignetting). I saw on their side they have a new adapter for wide angle, but this down to 20mm. I am thinking of switching to Cokin, but want to be sure I can use it for my 10-20mm lens. Any advise?

Hi Stephen,

I like your landscapes - they are attracting!!!
As always - perfect sharp, details, colors, croping and composition.
Very well done and fantastic workshop!!!

TFS :-)

Hi Stephen,
Beautiful landscape.
I like it very much!
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-21 13:08]

This is stunning. Rugged countryside at its most beautiful. The light is breathtaking.

Opps out of greens...back tomorrow

Well I am sure Joanna is quite lovely but you are correct...I can't find her! This is a spectacular panoramic vista, Stephen, with your signature foreground light. I like everything about this shot!


Evelynn : )

Very nice Stephen, you have a uniquue ability to capture some of the finest landscapes that I've seen here on Treknature. Well done. :)

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-08-23 10:50]

Wonderful image. I really like your control of light here. With the 10mm this must be quite a wide panorama! Too bad about the large version, though.
P.S. Thanks for sharing your tips on the Cokin stuff at WA, too. I found it very useful.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-08-24 11:29]

Hi Stephen,

I like the panoramic view to this scene.
I enjoy viewing your country through your perspective behind the lens. You draw us in the beauty of the lanscapes which you capture so well. Again, I keep commenting on this, your tonal values are well exposed. You have an eye for the mid tones as with the dark and light areas and you are able to balance these, which, on digital cameras are very hard to do.

Your images are a clinic and educational. Plus, I'm a landscape freak as well. Thanks for posting "Nature"

Hey, I'm not kissing butt, ;) sometimes, people need to be encouraged, I hope this was the right time.
Keep up the excellent work, my friend.

Your work is an inspiration to me. Thanks.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-25 15:30]

Fantastic picture Stephen. I really like this panorama and I think the clouds make the photo. Well done & TFS!


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