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Mupe Rocks

Mupe Rocks
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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: 2009-11-29
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, UV + Circ. Polar.
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictured Symbolic Qualities of Sun, Soft on the eye images [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-01 10:42
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Well it's been a very, very stormy and wet weekend here in the south of the UK. In fact, it's been like this for a few weeks now. On Sunday i had some free time so a friend and i hiked westwards along the cliffs from Lulworth Cove to here, Mupe Rocks.
In between torrential downpours and constant howling wind, the clouds would part and allow a brief opening for the sunshine to stream through...before swallowing it up again.
There was absolutely no point using a tripod here as it would have been instantly blown over, so this is hand held sheltering in the lee of a large boulder!

Thanks for looking...

Paul Haynes Photography

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That's like looking into paradise.
Hi Paul, this shot is amazing, I can feel the spray of the water on my face - and the sunbeams are perfect.
Excellent work, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-01 10:51]

Hi Paul. This picture just about sums up the last few weeks so well. Your timing was spot on to capture the sun rays .I turned the sound up on my computer because i thought i would be able to hear the sea. I like he waythe sun light is giving life to the colours of the sea. very well taken TFS.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-12-01 10:52]

Hello Paul,
Impressive photo, superb light and colours. You caught this view in very good moment.
Regards, Pawel

Hallo Paul
Only one word can describe a view like this and that would be Magic The feeling captured is that of serenity and peace and the rays of light coming from the sky works wonders, and adds to the tranquil feeling captured of this wonderful scenery. The colour and detail of the water, playing hide and seek between the rocks is awesome. Thanks for sharing this "dreamy" and "soft on the eye" piece of paradise. Once again it was a pleasure stopping by. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-01 11:01]

Hello Paul,
Magnificent seascape. Details and colors are first class. Casual atmosphere of this extraordinary picture.
Have a good evening,

hello Paul

une superbe photo d'ambiance »»» superb atmosphere photo
with the fine POV to the infinit of the sea, i love the sun's rays
illuminating the sea with excellent contrast of the image, TFS


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-12-01 12:06]

Excellent combination of light and forms to give us the feel of the storm.

This reminds me of the paintings of Turner.

Well done!


Hi Paul
Your hike in the nasty weather was worth it for this beauty! I guess the image does give a false impression of warmth to some TN contributors judging from their comments, but living in this part of the world I can vouch just how blustery and unpleasant it's been. Not exactly what I'd describe as 'paradise'! ;p
Excellent details and perfect exposure.
Kind Regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-01 12:40]

Excellent Landscape, congratulations!

This one sure has a lot of Spirit in it...something rather mystical...it almost gives me chills Paul.Another of your MAGIC shots...

hello Paul!
light and waves create a dynamic scene, beautiful composition, great output!
keep photographing! TFS

Witaj Paul,
once again shows us a wonderful world, seen your eyes: foamed gold wave contain a mystery, sunken ships, underwater treasures, mermaid arising along at dusk.
Or maybe you've been waiting for one of them?
Good luck and greet!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-02 4:01]

Hello Paul,
Fabulous light and great atmosphere created by the movement of the waves and the sunrays coming through a cloudhole. In a way your seascape looks like some very archaic place. Excellent composition and sharpness (even if no tripod was used).
Thanks and kind regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-02 6:50]

Estupendo trabajo Paul,
detalles y atmósfera bien trabajads.
estupenda presentación.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-02 7:58]

Hello Paul,
This is the positive side of the bad weather. What a great contrasts in this photo in colours and shapes. The sky is full of it, the waves are full of it and the rocks evenso.
The light is very beautiful, silvery over the waves.
You took this photo from a perfect point of view, just on the right moment.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-02 21:43]

Hi Paul.
What a nice scene you have pictured. I love see and you have selected an amazing state of it for shooting. Brilliant reproduction of the waves, sun rays, clouds and rocks. Majestic colour palette and fantastic details of the image. Bravo. Perfect work.

hi Paul

well you have managed to make what was awful weather look really quite good to be out in - did your lens not get covered in sea spray taking this shot?

love the light on the rocks and in the picture as a whole and that it was it is all about.

great shot Paul - you have done really well with it.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-12-03 10:46]

Hi Paul!

Many thanks for sharing this magnificent picture with us. The atmosphere is mystic, serene and simply beautiful. I especially like the lightplay that creates this particular effect. Looking at pictures like this one remembers me how small I am...

Kind regards


Hello Paul,

Amazing light here, reminds me of the work of a famous ocean painter!
The backlight works wonders and it is very well managed...
Lovely simplicity in composition, great colours and a fine feeling of depth!

Pablo -

You're the best, mate!
Your landscapes are simply outstanding!

Just not a photograph but art as well. Beautiful composition and very rewarding results you acheived with exposure control. The lighting is very powerful in the fantastic capture. Well done Paul :)

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