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Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock
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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: 2009-12-06
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, Lee 0.6 ND Grad Hard
Exposure: f/16, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loot's Favourites 1, Pentaxfriend's favorites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-29 13:34
Viewed: 3891
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,

I took this a few weeks ago whilst revisiting one of my favourite parts of the Dorset coast, the golden sandstone cliffs near the small village of Burton Bradstock. The cliffs here have a layer of rock near the top called 'Inferior Oolite' (what a great name!), where big ammonites can be found. It's a bit unstable though, and it's best to go combing the beaches after heavy rain or storms when the cliffs have crumbled and relinquished their treasure on the shore below.
On this day i was blessed with superb and very typical British changable weather. One minute heavy rain, the next glorious low golden sun. What you can see here a mix of the two...

i hope you all had a great holiday season, and i would like to wish you all the very best for 2010...HAPPY NEW YEAR!

irishprophet25, Pentaxfriend, eng55, Miss_Piggy, loot, PeterZ, uleko, eqshannon, nglen, goldyrs, chrisruth has marked this note useful
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Hi Paul,

Lovely landscape shot. Brilliant colours and great composition with the 'sand step' leading you into the picture. I also like the contrast between the warm cliffs and the dark sky.
Great capture and TFS


Hi Paul,

Brilliant shot
Excellent composition with beautiful colors

TFS Thijs
Happy and Healthy 2010

  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-29 14:33]

Hi Paul,
This is an amazing seascape.Exposure is spot on use of light is perfect.Excellent POV,DOF and visual impact.Very,very well done!Into my favr.
Thanks for posting.
PS:Sorry for the points:((

Hallo Paul
Unbelievable mood you captured in the sky, and great detail of the foam washing over the rocks and sea sand. Looking at this scenery makes me feel as if I am looking far back into the distance and never ending past. I like the play of golden sunlight on the rocks, as it brings warmth and radiance to this absolute superb scenery. Thanks for all your brilliant postings in 2009 and may you have a wonderful photographic year in 2010. Best regards.

hello paul,
its alwys so nice looking at your awesome landscapes, the foamy ocean looks so beautfil, very well composed shot, nice lighting,
well done as usual,
tfs & regards
wish you a happy new year 2010.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-30 0:10]
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Hi Paul

Aaah, the photographic equivalent of the "Light Painter" at his very best once again.
I always remain speechless for a while after I've opened up one of your postings. It
is a fact, or maybe even a "mystery", how you always manage to shoot your images
in such a way that light plays such a major part as you always make it "shine" with a
brilliant luminosity. Ok, I know light is the essential ingredient in any photo, but you
found the magic element (formula) that makes light "switch-on". Superb work MF. I
just love it with a passion.

Thanks for the kind New Years message and to you and your loved ones I also wish
a wonderful, healthy, and a prosperous 2010.

Well done and TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-30 1:42]

Hello Paul,
What a fantastic photo! The golden colours are amazing and they are contrasting very beautiful against the dark clouds. The white foam of the waves makes it all to a wonderful image. The DOF and sharpness are excellent and your choice of POV and composition brilliant. A masterpiece!
Wish you all the best for 2010 to you and your family,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-30 6:58]

Hello Paul,
A wonderful greeting from Dorset! I love those golden cliffs and the rocky shelf on the beach leading us into the distance. The dark ominous sky is wonderful too and I see the glimpse of blue sky as a hope for the future!! Very well done!
Many thanks and all the best wishes for the coming year! Cheers, Ulla

I knew we were neighbors right off, but my arthritis is killing my hands...I assume you already know how much a I love and appreciate your cutting edge work. Your images are some that I have seen with some regularity in English photo magazines...but hardly a one in the US. If someone picks up on the style, it will be an instant hit.....but you have the 3 things needed...location, location, location:-0


Another Paul classic - you have a great eye for the two key things any landscaper worthy of mention needs - composition (leading lines, foreground interest, rule of thirds - this one for instance could be a great example of that) and lighting (never see flat light on any of your images). The light on this one makes the shot - that lovely stormy contrast between the low golden sun and the typically English clouds... So mate, again, very well spotted and executed! Keep them coming!

TFS and HAPPY NEW YEAR - go easy on the tipple, I won't be expecting any sunrise shots from you tomorrow ;-)


Hello Paul

I see a full frame sensor, some nice wide L glass and top notch grads have made it into your kit bag and you are putting them to good use.
This picture is truly stunning, the mixture of light agaisnt the cliffs combined with that oh so moody sky makes for such an atmospheric capture.

Happy New Year to you.

All the Best


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-01 10:35]

Hi Paul. I think Billy has just summed up this picture .All i have to say is top work from you my friend. A great 2010 to you.


Stunning shot mate!!!
Love the compo!
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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