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Long Time Coming
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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: 2007-09-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/16, 8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-17 1:34
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Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

one from the archives today, as the weather of late has been atrocious and i've nothing else new to share unfortunately.
So, i thought i'd dig this one out, it's from a spot called Stairhole, near Lulworth Cove in Dorset. I've previously posted a few shots from here in the summer, so it's a return to an old favourite of mine.
What you can see here is a cross section of a geological anomaly called the 'Lulworth Crumple'. This is a bending of beds of planer Limestone and is the best example of it's kind anywhere in the UK.
It is caused by continental drift, with the African tectonic plate colliding slowly but surely with it's Eurasion counterpart as it journeys Northwards. This same force of nature is also responsible for the formations of the Frencn Alps.

Thanks for looking...

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You certainly made the most of the crumple! Excellent work...

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-17 2:19]

Wow! What a cool shot Paul!
This is a very aptly named place :)
Superb composition using the blurred water as a draw-in to the photo.
Great clarity and sharpness.
Nice colours as well.
Great notes.
Well done mate,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-17 2:32]

Hello Paul,
Lulworth Crumple: that's a good name and you certainly captured the essence of it. Nice composition of the calm rock pool leading to the main subject, these dramatic limestone rock foldings and the light in the sky sets it off nicely.
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2008-01-17 3:03]

Hi Paul,
how come you always take such amazing pictures.
Like this one, using the full benefit of the wide angle. Shutter speed of 8 secs creates amazing light and details
Well done,

Hi Paul,
Great scenario of the world in the past. TFS. Regards,

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-01-17 4:25]

hi Paul,
great photo. really nice lighting and fantastic composition. nice and sharp and focused too. great detail, i really like the crazy lines along the cliff at the back, the green adding some subtle color and the overall softness/calmness to the pic. great job capturing it for us to see. thanks for sharing

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-17 4:41]

Hola Paul,
precioso trabajo,
detalles y bellos efectos...
un placer ver tus trabajos,

Hello Paul,
Most interesting and fantastic image. Great note.
Well done

Hello Paul
Just superb...your framing is spot on with a perfect blend of fore, mid and background..Your note is superb and explains this fascinating rock formation perfectly..Bloomin interesting stuff!!
The only thing that I would mention though is that the fence at the top really detracts from the picture and my eye tends to look at it now i know its there....Im not sure if you could (or would want to for that matter) clone it out?...just my opinion mate...apart from that to me its another stunner from your goodself.

What an interesting contrast of sharp wavy lines and smooth water. An interesting almost contradiction in photography...This is either something I have never noticed before in images, or perhaps not seen, at least to my memory. And it definitely sticks out right away when I opened from thumbnail to larger. I have no idea of how to define, nor critique such a thing, as it is new..but certainly worth noting...Fine image...new ideas!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-17 9:01]

Hello Paul,
Beautiful landscape.I liked POV,lighting and composition a lot.TFS

Hello Paul,
another outstanding landscape well presented with real good pov to view the amazing pattern of Planer Limestone!
good sharpness, vivid colour and details always
well done again

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-17 12:19]

Hi . Just marking this good picture for now as i am still at work.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-17 13:16]

Hi Paul

This is a real beauty! I apparently missed your shots from the summer (with my US trip and all) and so this is a breath of fresh air from me - something new and very interesting...something that definitely inspires me!
I'm actually amazed you held this one in your archives for sooooo long :) It really deserved to see the TN light.

The composition here is wonderful and the elements that make it are stunning, one by one.
Surely, the 'Lulworth Crumple' is absolutely unique and it gives and excellent size scale in your photo. It also brings an extra set of power and atmosphere, considering what it really is and what it resulted from.
However, i would definitely not exclude the FG here which i think is very well chosen - rather bright with lovely colors and textures - to contrast well with the rest of the lines in the scene and to raise the color palette of the entire image.
All-in-all i want to say this is an excellent work, with or without that small fence there - that you and the other Paul have talked about. By the way, reading your conversation, i also want to wish you the best of luck for the upcoming weekend ;)

Bravo and TFS

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-17 13:21]

Hi Paul, the composition in your pictures always impress me, as does the wide angle perspective. I love the tight framing on this one, leading the eye directly in the foreground after playing with those rounded rocks, softly coloured water and moss. I love the background with the very linear patterns to contrast with the rest. This is a beautiful and very special place. Thanks!


It definitely a "crumple"! What a wonderful descriptive word. Wonderful exposure and sharpness. The colors are lovely and the composition strong with nice foreground elements. I think I would feel more comfortable with a slight rotation to the left. Perhaps the water was really flowing to the right but seeing such a small section of the scene makes it appear slanted.

Evelynn ; )

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-17 21:37]

Hello Paul,
Wonderful texture, the pool is clean and sharp
very nice colors and details, wonderful composition
Well done my friend


Hi Paul,
Yes, this one looks familar..
Excellent detail, DOF, color, exposure, and comp showing the tectonic plate shift very well :)
Nice work again,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-18 4:06]

Hi Paul,
The layers on the rocks look very interesting. Very nice POV, composition, colors and details. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Paul, splendid rocks formation, great composition with wonderful colors and excellent exposure, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-18 8:15]

Hello Paul,
Well my friend this is superb, the captured image showing the power and forces that shaped our world. These bent stratas is proof of this. Great work Paul.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-18 21:51]

Hello Paul

Out of this world.It really is a wonderful perspective,The Lulworth Crumple is a natural beauty.
Can you imagine the enormity of strength it took to make this happen.
The POV is very good,and the colours are natural.
Your art always has a feel to it ,and you capture the texture and richness of the scene so well.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-19 0:36]

Hello Paul,
Amazing what you find there down the coast! This view of this geological phenomena is fantastic. I like the POV very much and the rocks covered with mosses and sea weed. Great DOF and wonderful colours. Interesting note too.
Many thanks,Ulla

Hello Paul !
Another wonderful shot ! You gallery is a real pleasure for the eye. On this one, I like the shape and the lines on the rock in the BG. It is very unusual but also very beautiful, I can undeerstand that you like this place. There are excellent details on the whole picture, wonderful colors, perfect composiion and beautiful ow POV. The water also looks very smooth. Very well done !

Hi Paul,

I don't know how you manage to keep churning out these marvelous pictures. The geology is wonderful here and you have reflected it beautifully. I actually like the fence as it give a sense of scale. Great shot.


Hi Paul!

Forget that fence... It becomes very difficult to take landscape pictures without any trace of human beings. And a fence today is almost part of our nature...

I like this beauty very much. It wears your signature: low point of view, a great depth of view and wonderful patterns and shapes.

Kind regards


Hi Paul,
I think I remembered your first photo. Isn't that the one where Steve mentioned to use the yellow flowers as an FG interest? Paul did made a good note, about the fence, but I can't see you chop it away and rebuild it after the shot. It isn't bothering me that much, it blends with the scenery pretty good. As always you composition is perfect and the silky touch on the water does give it your trademark signature. I really like the bright greens in the FG.

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