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Old Man of Kenbane

Old Man of Kenbane
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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: 2007-02-21
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 macro, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best shots from Northern Ireland. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-27 15:54
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Old Man of Kenbane

A natural limestone stack between the ruin castle of Kinbane and the cliffs of north Antrim. When viewed from a distance resembles an old man coming out of the sea with Fair Head as his backdrop.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
Exposure Time: 1/80
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 17/1 mm

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I like whatever you do with enhanceing your photos. So often the lighting effects are so nice. This is a nice composition of a very strong forground element and the depth of the background. Perfect color in the gray sky. So often it seems that gray skies look too yellow or magenta. This is nice.

Evelynn : )

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-27 16:21]

Hello Stephen,
Very impressive light and dim colours making the shot a very dramatic one. Also I like very much this shoreline dissapearing far away in the mist.
Best greetings,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-27 16:33]

Hi Stephen,

Once again an impressive lands(sea)scape with nice colors and a well chosen POV,well done and tfs


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-27 16:59]

Hi Stephen. I do like the light in your shot.great compostion and \pov, with good colour and dedtail TFS welldone.

Hi Stephen,
Wow...very nice picture and excellent point of view..!
Good light and colours and very nice perspective of the sea.
Great shot..!
Well done,

Hi Stephen,
I'm there at least through your photograph.There is nothing about this shot that is a problem,perfect as presented and thank you for showing us this one,remarkable! Bob

Hi Stephen,
what an amazing landscape with unique stones stacking as the foreground, good ligthning effect so we could observe the rocks clearly, nice dark gradation in the sky on background, thanks for share the site and techniques info

Very dramatic... that looks like somewhere that I'd love to go and visit. The use of the grad shows on the rock, but that's easily fixed... I like this.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-04-28 3:44]

Hello Stephen,
This old man in rock is powerful and your caught well this beautiful landscape. I like the atmosphere in this great shot.
You seem to have less sun than us, here 30c hot & dry since 2 weeks...
Congratulations my friend and TFS.

wonderful, Stephan,
I like this motive and the dark sky, that's romantic and impressive, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Stephen.
Lovely light. Nice contrast and composition. Nice illumination of the rock. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-28 5:05]

Hi again :)

This too is a stunning shot and one with a superb composition, for sure!
The textures here fantastic and the details are tech-sharp!
I also love that great BG that you managed to get and the great perspective from up there :)
Did you use the dodge tool to brighten up the some of the rocks and grass in th FG?

Anyway, the result is again outstanding!
Bravo and TFS

PS: i like your new profile photo ;) Cheers!

Hello Stephen!
Very beautiful picture with amazing colours and DOF.
Thanks to dark colours it looks for me more that dramatic ;>
Best greetings,

Stephen, I have to agree with Evelynn, you have it. You clearly know which filter to use when and how its going to enhance your shot. Nevertheless, you still have to get there and compose the shot in the first place. This one is a stunner. Well done, TFS.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-04-28 11:52]

Hi Stephen,
This is a wonderful capture and excellent lighting.Very well presented.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-29 7:23]

Hi Stephen, this is another fab shot of your local landscape. I must visit this lovely part of Ireland one day. You composition is perfect from the limestone. All very moody with great colour, texturs and shaprness.

Hi Steve,
Really awesome work on the composition and the tonal range. The way you show us the stack but also the wonderful view is simply amazing. I really like the lighting you captured in the FG grass. The lighter and darker spots give this part something extra. The moody clouds and the spot of sun the far back give the photo the perfect atmosphere. I'm going to favorite this one.

TRuthly amazing!!!!

ANd the opposite ligtn between the grass and the horizon gives a more fantastic and strange effect.

Fantastic composition. The grey filter gives the scene a moody feel that is accentuated by the craggy limestone in the foreground. Well done.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-05-05 16:02]

Wonderfully surreal appearance, man. Something makes it look like you've messed with this -- the quality of the lighting maybe -- but it's sure amazing. But what would Freud say?

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-05-30 16:32]

Hi Stephen, good shot. I like the composition alot here. The lighting too is worthy of note as it has atmosphere it gives it a slightly uneasy feel. Well done.

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