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Warbarrow Bay

Warbarrow Bay
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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: 2007-12-01
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/18.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): lovely landscapes, Joe's Favourites 1, Doug's favourite landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-01 10:35
Viewed: 3184
Points: 64
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it's been a bit of a hit and miss affair with the weather here on the south coast of the UK today, with bright sunshine one moment and thundery clouds packed full of rain unloading their contents on the ground below the next.
So, i thought i'd risk a soaking (which i inevitably got) and take a trip here to Warbarrow Bay. The silver lining to the particularly black clouds we had today was that the weather seemingly kept everyone indoors, leaving me to have this entire place to myself. I had hoped in vain for some nice winter side lighting as the sun went down, and perhaps a bit of colour in the sky, but it was not to be.
I looked round for anything that might make for an interesting composition instead and found this stream, which is formed by the run off from the surrounding hills. Seemed like the best option!

From Wikipedia:

Worbarrow Bay is a large broad and shallow bay just to the east of Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England, and is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
It exposes a sequence of Cretaceous rocks from the Chalk to the west through to the Purbeck Beds in the east, where they form the promontory known as Warbarrow Tout. This is arguably one of the best coastal sections of the Cretaceous in Europe.

shot in RAW, tweaked curves, converted to JPEG, resized and sharpened

Thanks for looking..

nglen, Juyona, Heaven, gracious, eqshannon, horia, pablominto, Jamesp, XOTAELE, Debz, vanderschelden, anel, SelenE, Maite, Necipp, hester, fartash has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-01 10:48]
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Hi Paul. You seem to find a picture on the dullest of days. im am not surprised you had thwe place to yourself. you have captured fine detail in the sea and clouds. great colours. well done TFS.

PS went out today and spent the money.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-01 10:58]

Hola Paul,
realmente eres un artista... ;)
sensacionales efectos y buenos colores y pov,
agradabe vista,

Hello Paul
I really like the lead in line from the draining water.(Have the bigger rocks been put there to prevent erosion or carried down naturally?)...The rest is exemplary and to a standard from which we have come to expect from your goodself!!..The soaking was worth it from our perspective!!
Tfs Paul

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-12-01 11:41]

Hi Paul!

Wonderfully romantic, captive, exciting, appeasing, amazing or... altogether! I simply love it. The overall atmosphere is emotional, the blurred effect of the water is delicate
and the colors and the sharpness are superb!

A wonderful landscape picture, presented by the master of the kind!

Kind regards


Nobody does this as good as you Paul..Even though we seem to have an abundance of Pauls:-) This is a fine shot and well worth it with the price of the lens eh? With your creative mind I find it hard to believe you could go wring...Well thought and shot!

Good composition with dynamic lead-in Paul. Well chosen viewpoint. Best, Brat.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-01 13:30]

Hello my friend :)

I've been very busy and involved with some projects lately and this sacrificed my TN time pretty much for this week. It looks as if it might be the same for the next week as well, but i should be back after that. Until then, sorry if i don't get a chance to critique all your wonderful posts. :(
However, i made a bit of time this night and dropped by to see what you (and some other few favorite members of mine) have been up to lately.
So i see it was not only me who had a bad weather this weekend :) I too managed to get out a little today, but what started out as a beautiful blue sky day, rapidly turned into a flat grey one and pretty much ruined my ideas of landscapes...at least you only got part of that :)
You did great to take a chance and even if you had a pay a price, you came back with this wonderful shot! And what a treat it is!
It's actually quite an original idea - a stream on the coast as it flows to the vast waters of the ocean and i find it terrific!
The complementing blue sky - with all the splendid clouds - is definitely the peace of glory you deserved this day and it looks smashing in this composition.
But actually, what i love the most here is the fine mosaic created by the very small rocks on the beach: all those little marbles, beautifully colors and smoothed by the water make the very best FG! A true pleasure for my eyes :)

Cheers and TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-01 13:57]

What an exceptional image!
I am literally speechless...
The sky is amazing!
I love the speed of the stream.
Just perfect.
A new addition to my favourites theme :)
Very, very well done Paul.



Sorry the weather is so crappy,
Great image though,
Love the stream leading out, or maybe in,


Paul H. + Sigma 10-20 = maravilla !!

Bromas aparte has conseguido una toma
espectacular por ese excelente ángulo de
disparo, el acertado formato y la correcta


Wow Paul, this one is fantastic. I love it! This shows perfect use of that lens. We'll be going down the Oregon/California coast in a couple of weeks. I am going to have to practice with my 10-20mm lens. You are an inspiration.

Evelynn : )

Hi Paul,
I like this one, it's wonderful, the silky water, the brilliant colours, I like it so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-12-02 0:07]

Fantastic place and wonderful shot!
Amazing composition and color. Water and sky are great

Hello Paul,
That little stream adds a new dimension to the seaside scenery!
Good point of view, low with strong foreground interest...
Fine details in the rocks and a very attractive autumn sky!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-02 1:17]

Hi Paul

Great shot - excellent composition - the blurred water compliments the cirrus clouds well. Great DOF.


Delicada imagen con un genial punto de vista.
Magnífica presentación y nota.
Saludos y tfs, JL.

Hi Paul

what a wonderful shot. the weather here yesterday was quite reasonable until late in the afternoon. today is not even worth the thought!

I love the colours in the shot, and the long exposure. they work really well with the composition. Great use of the WA lens to pull in that bottom rocks in brown and grey to balance the composition.

Very nicely done and TFS

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-02 3:15]

Hi Paul, another great shot with a excellent pov and perspective on the scene. You shots are great adverts for the landscape in the UK. Another great composition with great light, colours, detail and sharpness. Nice soft water flow. Great work.

Hello Paul,
Another very good compo, generating a lot of depth through your wide angle.
Good colours and exposure.
Well done

Hello Paul,
I loved the way you use f/18 to freeze the water flowing toward the sea that makes it very impressive indeed!
good low pov again with good sharpness, vivid colour and details
very good fg perspective too
well done always

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-02 17:20]

Hello Paul,
Another brilliant landscape, beautiful composition, lovely lighting in the sky. I love it , thanks Paul.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-12-03 1:58]

Hello Paul,
What an amazing composition! I like when you chose these low point of views. Amazing different blue-nuances and wonderful stones in the front. Just one thing I don't like so much, is when the water has this "milky" aspect.
Best regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-03 2:56]

Hi Paul,
Your POV is stunning! Exposure handling, colors , composition and the view are great. Well done and TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-03 7:08]

How beautiful and fantastic shot!!
A marvellous landscape seen from a magnificent and very interesting point of view. I love those colors and cloudy shapes in the sky.
A superb job!!
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Paul, awesome attention to detail, a very effective composition, very sharp exposure and lighting - especially in the cloud details which are excellent. Rgds, Necip

hello paul,
another excellent shot from you, the slow shutter speed has created beautiful effect, the colours and the details of the rocky send looks great, well saturated colours, pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-04 9:30]

Hi Paul

You certainly are the master of these shots. Excellent POV and the stream makes a cracking lead in line. The sky is magnificent. Nice motion blur in the stream



Hello Paul
This is a wonderful scene,
Great composition,exposure and POV,Superb shot.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-05 4:54]

Hello Paul, that's a great shot again from you my friend, the composition is very well made with nice elements in the front , in the mid part and in the background. The exposure and light control are perfect, thanks !


Hi Paul,
Lucky you, to have such a great break in the nasty weather. For me it has been a mis for several week. I do hope a break will come soon.

I like the great details you captured in the rocks and the motion in the stream. It really takes my eyes on a journey toward the bay and cliff. The strange blue sky with its wonderfully colored clouds is certainly creating a stunning sight.


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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-12-07 18:48]

You have a lot of nice coastal shots!
Here I like your low POV very much, following the stream to the sea.
Very fine clouds, nice texture in the sand, and a fantastic feeling of depth.
Best regards, Jon :-)

Hi Paul,

Wow - brilliant shot (oops, just mistyped the "o" as an "i" - could have been bad), you really do have a great eye for a shot, and have made the most of the light fantastically. I have to say, the foreground really makes this work - it's very Joe Cornish and I love his work - and yours too. Fantastic. Cheers, Doug

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