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Bacon Hole

Bacon Hole
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-29
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): lovely landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-29 11:42
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Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

this is Bacon Hole, a strangely named and rugged part of the coastline around 2 miles east of Lulworth Cove. It's a quite a remote spot and not particularly easy to get to either, but it's a great place to sit and soak up some long absent sun.
The rocks leading away into the distance are known as Mupe Rocks, and once formed a long ridge of Portland Stone that jutted out to sea, similar to that found at nearby Stairhole. The more i explore the coast around this area, the more i see the same type of processes at different stages everywhere.

shot in RAW, adjusted curves, levels, converted to JPEG, resized and sharpened

Thanks for looking..

Evelynn, nglen, Lycaon, gracious, jhm, gannu, Silke, SunToucher, vanderschelden has marked this note useful
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To Silke: GuidebooksPaulH 1 07-30 09:44
To Evelynn: Hi EvelynnPaulH 1 07-29 11:55
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What a wonderful composition, Paul! I love the impact of it. The angles jutting into the scene are super. One has to love that lens. There is something a little unnatural about the light which is hard to put a finger on. I get it too on occasion. I was told by those who should know at my photo store, that it is due to using a grad in combo with the polarizer. They say never stack filters on a digital camera. Who knows?? I do it. They even said to remove the UV before using the polarizer. It requires a bit more discipline than I sometimes have. : P

Evelynn : )

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-07-29 11:55]

Hello Paul from Paul,
excellent colours and POV.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-29 11:57]

Hi Paul. you are showing us all the Dorset coast so thanks. this is a very nice seascape showing the rock form to its best.excellent sea and sky colours, nice to see the sun is back!! very well done TFs.

Nice land/sea scape Paul.
Like the texture and colors, POV.
The Earth is amazing and testifes to the awesome nature of it's Creator.

That's an impressive colour palette you captured.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-29 13:42]

Hola Paul,
luminosa escena,
detalles y bello paisaje,
excelente trabajo,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-29 22:45]

Hi Paul,
Exquisite scene and you have captured the atmosphere and the mood brilliantly. Amazing rock layers and formations and the blue sky with the woolly sky looks fabulous. The sheen on the water from the ray of the sun gives a glamorous effect. Excellent POV and DOF here. Very nocely composed. Kudos.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-07-29 23:07]

Hello Paul,

A school example to composition, splendid 1/3 sky and 2/3 rock and sea together.
Also the quality and sharpness are superb.
Very well done.

Best regards,

Hello Paul,
Superb shot of a seascape photo!
Amazing Dof impact on this photo!
great texture of the rock with sharpness, vivid colour and details
very well composed and very well seen
thanks for sharing

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-30 6:05]

Paul, Beautiful landscape and what a view. Excellent catch. Ganesh

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-30 8:44]
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This part of the coastline was not in the guidebooks that *I* saw in the B&B in Bournemouth. And if it is that difficult to get to, I owe you double thanks for sharing this photo -- a beautiful view of a remote place that the majority of us will never see!

Hi Paul,
Great work on the composition and on getting onto the edge. Landscape photography does make you work for a good position. Great work on the lines to lead the eye into the photo. The rocks further into the scene do act as perfect stepping stones to go even further into the photo. Light and colors look fine to me. The reflection for the cloud on the ocean is really nice. The fact that you can see that the earth's crust is moving is very obvious with the diagonal positioned rocks.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-30 11:49]

Hello Paul,
What a beautiful beach!
Wonderful bright colors and details, great POV
and lovely composition, great settings.. Well done


Hello Paul,
Beautiful rich colours are very eye-catching!
I like this composition with superp details, from the rocks to the marvellous sky...
A good feeling of depth, impressive sharpness all over the frame!
Pablo -

hi paul,
beautiful landscape shot, the pov is very suitable, the clods look very nice on the blue sky, the texture on the rocks look lovely,nice framing,
well done,
tfs & regards
smileys soon

Hello Paul,
You do visit wonderful places. Moreover you capture these places very well. Thanks for sharing this wonderful vista...

Hi Paul,

Wow mate what can I say - so many amazing shots coming out of your EOS at the moment! I had to pick one to compliment, so, whilst sitting at work having my lunch what could be more appropriate than "bacon hole" :-)

Cracking shot, great composition and feeling of depth and "teetering on the edge"! Wonderful bit of coast - I need to explore the Dorset coast more, love it down there.

All your other shots are amazing too but I haven't got time to compliment them all individually - all I'll say is keep up the wonderful work!


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