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Fresh into Salt

Fresh into Salt
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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: 2007-07-15
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/12.0, 1/2 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): lovely landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 10:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

this spot is situated deep amongst cliffs just behind the beach i have featured in my last couple of shots.
A descent down very steep, wet, grass and mud is the only way to reach this spot, but it is the only place you can view these falls in their entirety so i couldn't resist the challenge of getting down here.
This river actually continues down two other falls before it hits the sea, but i didn't want to risk a soaking with my camera in hand as it is another very risky route over slimey rock, so i thought i'd leave it, begrudgingly, for once...

shot in RAW, highlights reduced, increased saturation + 4, converted to JPEG, resized and sharpened. I'm aware the foam at the bottom right is a bit blown out, but i hope it doesn't detract too much from the image.

thanks for looking..

gracious, nglen, Bratman, Luis52, gypsygirl58, Jamesp, Silvio2006, SelenE, Adanac, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Dramatic image with wonderful rich color.
Good choice for exposure and comp.

Great POV on this waterfalls. Good job with the shutter speed; nice contrasts & shadows.

Hi Paul, beautifull shot, congratulations,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-17 10:47]

Estupendo paisaje,
sensacional pov,
detalles y efectos maravillosos
excelente trabajo Paul.

Hello Paul,
You are a good landscape photographer and I loved your photos from heart!
To me, this photo is just beyond words to express the true feeling inside, just excellent to me!
thank you for sharing with us!
Paul, what is the shutter speed on this excellent photo

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-17 11:41]

Hi Paul. You take some great lannscapes this one is very good indeed. the movement in the water looks good, and different colours in the rocks. very well done TFS.

Some good movement Paul with a natural progression left to right. Best, Brat.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-17 19:40]

Hola Paul. Bella postal. Muy bonitos los colores del entorno y la cascada del agua. Muy bien lograda. Luis52.

Hi Paul,
Stunning image! I love the rock formations and the soft water effect is lovely against it! The colour of the rocks in the foreground and the mosses are beautiful, great POV, beautiful image! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-17 22:13]

Hi Paul

Great shot - I like the way you have complimented the harsh lines of the rock with the smooth form of the flowing water. Perfect exposure and colour.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-18 0:33]

Hi Paul,
You do set high standards for yourself and amazingly adhere to them against all odds. This shot speaks for itself - a stunning image for all the trouble and risk you took with your equipment. Such plentiful details here and awesome colour tones. It is a sight to behold and you have done justice to capture the water flow with the slow shutter speed. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-18 5:52]

Hi Paul,
I can't believe this was taken in Cornwall!!
Soooooo sharp with excellent composition.
Superbly taken.
Well done,

Hi Paul, beautiful waterfall with great exposition and beautiful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-18 10:31]

Hello Paul,
Explendid capture, incredible texture and sharpness
Great composition and colors.. Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

Hi Paul,
Good definition of the waterfall and rocks. Very sharp.
IMO, I would have cropped it at the end of the right hand rock to bring the main fall more central and lose the bit that does nothing for the picture.
Well done.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-19 4:47]

Hi Paul,
Exposure handling is very good and the scenery looks beautiful. I liked the POV, composition and the colors. TFS

hi paul,

beautiful clear image!i like the greens and the browns!
very well done!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-07-20 17:12]

Hi Paul,
Brilliantly composed image with perfect exposure and great focus, I can almost feel the dampness, thanks for sharing. Cheers Rick

Hi Paul,
I'm glad you made it down there OK, the trek was well worth the results :)
Excellent color saturation, exposure, details, and DOF. An interesting composition with the combination of steep shear cliff formation, waterfall, and stream running through the frame. I like the rock strata/texture so clearly seen as well.
Very well done.

Hi Paul,
The foam at the bottom is surely not detracting. I am have however a bit more difficulty with the bright spot just above the ridge. I know that by cropping of the top, the waterfall would not look good, but that light spot is just too contrasty comparing with the dark rock.
Beside that part, the photo is wonderful. The flow of the water from the top left to the bottom right is perfect. It takes me along a ride through your photo.

Hi Paul
Excellent landscape.Very sharp and great color in the rocks.
Like it alot.

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