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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: 2009-03-14
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/22, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-23 11:21
Viewed: 3389
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

hope you're all well, thought i'd drop in and share something from a week or so ago during a trip i took to find some Puffins along the south coast.
Whilst i was unsuccessful in finding any of these elusive seabirds, i did have a good rummage around on the rocks by the water to see what i could find.
This is looking southwest out into the English Channel, where a Limestone pillar sits precariously just above the waves.
Winspit was once a working quarry where the local stone was extracted for building. Now it is a haven for seabirds, Lizards, Deer, Badger and Foxes.
It's relatively remote position along the coast ensures it stays fairly quiet and it's mostly walkers and climbers who visit here now.

Thanks for looking, i'm going to have a look now and see what you've all been up to..

cicindela, billynewboy, Dis. Ac., PaulGana, Suzy, goutham_ramesh, Heaven, Miss_Piggy, Adanac, NinaM has marked this note useful
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Hello Paul!
Great to see you again after so long break! Wolnderful POV and fantastic, so vivid colours :>
Point of view is really nice for watiching (even if in the wild this view would give much more positive feelings :>)
All the best from Poland,

Hello Paul
This is to be fair the Mutts Nuts, The composition, light, fg, midground, bg is all perfect.
Where ever I cast my eye upon the scene there is something new to look at.
If I was you I would send this one off to a magazine, I bet you a quid it gets printed!
All the Best

Shame you didnt get a Puffin

Hi Paul,

nice seascape from South England.
Good pov and beautiful colours.

I like the coast there.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-23 11:53]

Hello Paul,
Missed you for almost a month. Very pleased to see you back.
The is one of your best photos, I think. Splendid in all aspects. Every part of the photo is amazing and very impressive. Very high quality!!!

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2009-03-23 13:11]

Hello mate this is a great shot my friend, the lighting is beautiful and the colours and details are superb.

Just to let you know i can see a couple of dust spots you've missed in the sky ;)


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-23 13:35]

Hi Paul !
A beautiful seascape. A splendid catch.
Some colors clear and well defined.

Have a nice evening,

Ciao Paul, wonderful seascape with beautiful vawes, superb sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

awesome composition and colors, I love the green on the rocks and that sky

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  • Suzy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 16] (101)
  • [2009-03-23 22:14]

wow what a great shot, POV is excellent, that wave splashing, the dramatic clouds.. fantastic moment, colors, light, atmosphere! simply awesome..
TFS and good day paul

hello Paul
technically possible, the colors marvellous, a beautiful scene very well photographed, very good work
best regards

Excellent and one of the best landscapes that I have seen. This shot has mark of technical brilliance. F/22 to get this great dof coupled by 1/3 of sec to get movement of the waves , its a nice example that can be used in photography workshops!!

perfect, nothing else to say!!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-03-23 23:31]

Hi Paul!

This is a great moment for me - you are back! I'm glad that you have dropped in and I just hope that this is comeback...

Although you have been absent for a while, I have immediately recognized your style. What a pleasure to see this low point of view again, the unique perspective and the rich detailed foreground! Moreover, the dynamics created by the wave and the delicious sky is wonderful, too.

Thank you for this!

Kind regards


Hallo Paul
I wish I had more time............
However I cannot pass this by without saying. Wonderful capture, breathtaking scenery, absolutely marvellous detail captured and displayed. It was good to see this awesome seascape. I miss your postings. A most pleasant image to appreciate. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-24 21:25]

Paul, Fantastic landscape shot. Superb frame. What a shot. I love the water splashing and shown with superb effect.Wonderful. Ganesh

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-25 0:01]

Hello Paul,
What can I say, this is absolutely stunning Paul, Seascape at it's finest , such beauty you bring out with this image, thank you for sharing.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-26 12:23]

Wow, what strength in this picture, it is incredibly powerful! I love the wet rocks at the foreground, mainly the ones with moss and mixed with the others... then you go a little further and you see waves crashing on some other big rock. The splash and then, wow! The sky and the big rocky hill (is it what you call limestone pillar, I think it is). Frankly, this is really a superb picture, as much as for the composition, what it shows but also everything it evokes, the powerfulness of life, the strength and the longevity of the rocks. There are so many symbols in there. Thank you!


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