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Still Water

Still Water
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Copyright: EWAN HITCHCOE (erve) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-01
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon 40 D, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Cokin Gradual Grey P121S ND8
Exposure: f/18.0, 5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-01 12:10
Viewed: 3565
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This was taken last night at stanpit marsh near Hengistbury head in Dorset. This sunset really took me by surprise as it really didnt look very promising about 10 minutes before this shot was taken.

This is actually 4 vertical shots stitched together,
I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking

PS. Please stop by my website and let me know what you think: www.ewanhitchcoe.co.uk

Thanks again

Stanpit Marsh (Hengistbury head.co.uk)

Stanpit Marsh covers nearly a 130 acres (52 hectares) of low lying land just beyond the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour at the Western end of Christchurch Harbour. Due to its level it is liable to flood and has as a result has stayed relatively unscathed by human exploitation. In the past, the northern end was used as a rubbish dump and the area has been utilised by the military in both world wars as a testing ground and exercise area, mainly for military engineering. In fact Stanpit Marsh boasts the oldest and one of the few remaining WW II Bailey bridges. The prototype Bailey bridge was used to span Mother Sillers Channel and remains there to this day. Other areas of the Marsh have been reclaimed for a golf course but otherwise Stanpit Marsh has largely been left to itself. Due to its position the Marsh attracts many varied and often rare species of birds.

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2009-07-01 12:18]

Hello Ewan,
The spectacle of color is impressive. A beautiful photo with great perspective and definition.
Best regards,

magical pic, TFS Ori

very nice one indeed!

Gorgeous! Every color imaginable! Lovely...great decision to wait...

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-07-01 15:44]

Hi Ewan,
I am usually not attentive to landscapes,
but your thumbnail sure grabbed my attention today.
The red in that sunset is just glorious.
What a fantastic show of clouds and their reflections in this very well composed image.
TFS. : )

DRAMATIC picture, love the patterns in the sky and the overall colors of the picture, the refection in the water is special.
Goutham R

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-02 3:03]

Hello EWAN
Wonderful landscape and amazing colors. well done.

Hi Ewan,
A beautiful Sunset scenery. Lovely colors and very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hallo Ewan
An absolute delightful view!Although the colours are dark and moody the scene is just magic to look at. Just love that thin line of red on the horizon and the white reflection on the surface that just breaks through the clouds is amazing. I must congratulate you on the stitchwork done. I would never had known if you did not mention it in your notes. Really marvellous. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

This type of imaging is among my favorite..and you do it in a most individual style. This is your signature piece for me..I have seen many an image come out of England...and made some good friends as well...should you keep this up...you will be a workign pro..

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2009-07-24 20:38]

Great sunset, Ewan. That filter made for a perfect exposure throughout, it almost looks like an HD or HDR [I forget the name]. VERTICAL shots, eh? That's a different take, but it works perfectly here.

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