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Don't Slip!

Don't Slip!
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-09
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Pro1 CP + Cokin grad P121
Exposure: f/8, 1/1.25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-26 18:24
Viewed: 4129
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just an image from last year during one of my 150 mile round trips up along my coast in North antrim, I don't count the costs because this is quality time for me. Such days are a form of escape from work and I guess everything else, yes I explore and often lose track of time as I carry my gear looking at the beauty of things often missed.

Here the waves were crashing and then cascading of these jagged brightly coloured rocks. I remember at this point thinking," don't get to close, this is dangerous" but then such moments give value to our fragile lives. Well I hope I have captured for you a little magic moment of that quality time we all need, just be careful yeah.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
Exposure Time: 1/1
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 14/1 mm

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To uleko: PP work.Signal-Womb 1 04-27 02:52
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Hi Stephan,
So many cool things to look at in this beautiful picture. Is this HDR using multiple exposures? Either way it is fantastic. You do so well from foreground to background. :)

Hi Stephen,

Colours are just great, so is your point of view. Soft gentle light and a good depth.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-04-27 4:19]

Hi Stephen,

outstanding shot, nice foreground interest with just the right amount of movement in the sea to retain detail yet keep that feeling of motion. I'm curious as to what time of dsay you took this and what the lighting was like, as i've been trying similar shots myself recently.Also thinking about buying the same lens too...

thanks for sharing,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-27 4:34]
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Hello Stephan,
This is a most dramatic and a very exciting shot to look at! Excellent POV, sharp focus and beautiful colours. Brilliant!
I wonder how much PP you've done?
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Stephen,
I love your landscapes. This is another great picture. Excellent POV, framing and sharpness. Great colours, exposure and compostion. Thank you.

Hi Stephen.
Lovely sense of movement and great composition and colour. Another beautiful image. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-27 8:04]

Hi Stephen, lovely shot of the coast. You are a master at these landscapes. Wonderful POV, perspective, colour, light and sharpness.

I love your composition and used of the wide angle lens, Stephen. I'm not too sure about using such a slow shutter speed on this shot.

Evelynn : )

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-28 5:01]

Hi Steve

Another fantastic coastal shot from you, my friend!
I'm guessing the title wasn't picked randomly...your tripod must have been quite close to the edge :)
Another terrific composition and a great water-effect shot!
I really like the usage of the two filters here and one can definitely see the benefits of that in this image: the FG rocks are nice and bright (atteractive some good attention) while the BG (sky and coast) are well toned down in term of exposure.
Splendid work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-04-28 7:08]

Bonjour Stephen!

Belle prise,l'ambiance est dramatique avec ce ciel nuageux et l'effet donné parle tourbillon d'eau en avant plan est superbe. Félicitations pour cette belle composition.


Hi Steve,
This is probably one of those locations that Wellies are needed together with a some braveness. It did gave you a wonderful spot where your low POV shows the height fo the cliffs perfectly. I really like the difference in rock color. As you mentioned yourself, the colors in the clouds are a little too much altered. But besides that the clarity of the entire photo is wonderful.

Hi stephen.

I remember some of those drops from my travels in Ireland along the west coast and I guess this is why I like this shot so much.

The pattern in the water and the light are just excellent. and the composition as usual spot on which goes without saying...

Not too sure about the black frame on this one though, but it is the picture I am looking at and enjoying so very much.


Stephen, I'm loving these Antrim Coast images. The post-processing you do on them really makes them stand out from the crowd. The wide angle lens & filter combo really increases the dramatic surroundings. Ok, I'm biassed too as you're taking superb images of my favourite place on Earth. I'm from Armagh, not Antrim, but just love that stretch of coast. We're really blessed with such stunning scenery on our doorstep.

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