<< Previous Next >>

Where Giants once tread

Where Giants once tread
Photo Information
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: 2005-10-14
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Cokin Graduated Tobacco
Exposure: f/22, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Decent Landscapes, Best shots from Northern Ireland., 5 favs. and up, lovely landscapes, Landscapes, The Sky [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-14 14:01
Viewed: 9875
Favorites: 11 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Having spent the past two weeks doing some DIY im back. The night before I took this shot I witness one of the best sunsets Iv ever seen only problem was I was watching it from my living room window. I decided the next day I would head off down to some of my favorite spots in hope of another.

Well it never really happened on this shot as I enhance the sky with a colored grad filter but the atmosphere and mood is always in this place. The Giants causeway is one of the top tourist attractions in N. Ireland and a visit here would tell why. Il have more to say and more shots to post from this days outing later this week.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Exposure Time: 1/4 sec
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 13/1 mm

sAner, carper, Fisher, liquidsunshine, Tommysugar, coasties, TAZ, Janice, red45, klemmg, cedryk, thistle, ddg has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Jancie: I am v happy with this lensSignal-Womb 1 10-15 10:31
To sAner: Sorry Pieter, not kit lens.Signal-Womb 2 10-14 14:27
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-14 14:11]

Cette image est fantastique,l'éclairage et les couleurs sont superbes.

Félicitations ce paysage est vraiment agréable à regarder.

Splendid !

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-14 14:14]
  • [+]

Hi Stephen! It's great to have you back again!! I really missed your excellent landscape pictures. Where have you been? This is again a fantastic scene. You are so good at landscapes and I find it hard to belive that you shot this with the kitlens ... :o Great colors and superb composition. The slow shutterspeed and the long dof created an awesome effect. Well done & TFS!


Hi Stephen,
This is a beautiful view with great POV and colours.
Very good details too.
Excellent work as always

Fabulous picture! Infinite DOF is perfect for this image, and the lighting is fantastic. The rock formation is very captivating. Paul :)

  • Great 
  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-10-14 15:36]

Hi Stephen,

Well done on this capture and you did well to wait for the sun to go behind the clouds. Excellent work.


  • Great 
  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-14 15:54]

Bardzo ³adny pejza¿, ¶wietne kolory i dobra kompozycja.

Nice one Stephen Looks as good as any shot of the giants I have seen, love the slow shutter on the wave, TFS yours Robert

  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-14 16:27]

Brilliant shot!
Excellent composition, perfect exposure, amazing details and colour.
I like this photo very much!

Hi Stephen,
This is another gem of a shot from you. It must have been a good experience getting some tips from Chris Hill.
I think your landscapes/seascapes are all of a very high quality. This is a great view from the magical giants causeway. You use the filters very well.
Stephen, if you ever decide to publish a book of your landscapes, I'll be buying it.
Thanks for posting, Have a great weekend.

  • Great 
  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-10-14 17:38]

just mystic, Well done Stephen

The colours of this picture are fantastic! Congratulation you used the filter magnificly!
Bye Tom

Hi Stephen.
A beautiful and dramatic seascape/sunset shot. You have combined two of my favorite types of shots. Excellent composition and DOF. The colors are perfect. Great Job!

  • Great 
  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-14 20:21]

Nice landscape Stephen

I know it's more difficult to get wide angles with digital but you bought a lens I'd love.
Great perspective, lighting is splendid. Show me more like this one ;o) TFS

Very nice work again Stephen. It sounds like you had a memorable experience meeting Chris on this one. I know that "disorganized" feeling. It hit hard Friday night in California when I was doing that group photo I spoke of. Thanks for the link.

I don't think you have to worry about that other chap Stephen. I'll bet if he sees this he'll say "wish it was mine" ;)

I would buy this landscape. Period.

Hi Stephen

What can one say aout this shot... Hmmmm PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!! Thanks.

Hi Stephen
Highlights in foreground and distant sky make this a remarkable shot.

Yes thats Stephen,
fantastic photo, great atmosphere in it, good composition, fantastic depth, very nice to look at, very good job,
gr. jaap

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-15 5:13]

What a superb and interesting shot that you have well done ! Nature gives us wonderful spectacle ! Thanks for sharing Stephen.

What a fantastic scene Stephen. I'd love to see you do better, but to me this is just superb. The colours and composition are awesome. Very, very well done.
I'm looking for a Canon landscape lens.
Canon Lens EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5 Are you happy with this lens and what else can you use it for please Stephen?

Great photo. The colors are amazing, and the movement in the weater really makes this special.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-15 17:22]

One of your best Stephen. DOF, colours, POV, lovely place - everything is superb. And what a story and what a meeting :-)

  • Great 
  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-10-16 17:13]

A wonderful landscape shot, I like the composition with the zig-zag of the stones providing depth and leading you through the picture. Well done!

Great light! I know Giants Causeway but your photos show them from a very different angle :-) Rating later :-). TFS! Michal

Straight to my ...
Another amazing shot. Maybe you're not fully happy with it, but for me it's perfect.
I love it!

  • Great 
  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-24 5:03]

Stephen bonjour, paysage superbe avec des reflets de toute beauté sur la mer et dans le ciel. Joli premier plan et bonne profondeur de champ. Félicitations Didier.

Hello Stephen,
I am a strikly non smoker but I like your tobaco filter here. Nice framing to a perfectly composed, extraordinary scene.
Very professional work. TFS. Thomas

  • Great 
  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-17 16:25]

Quite the beautiful picture!
Excellent job!

This is stunning work, Stephen. Its wonderful how such a fiery, dramatic sunset can bring such calm and peace, and you've certainly captured it beautifully here in all aspects, including a little motion in the water. Excellent work...

Beautifully taken Stephen.
Love the foreground and the colours in the sky.

  • Great 
  • livia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 9] (32)
  • [2006-02-06 3:28]

Hi Stephen ;-)

Wonderful view. Exquisite colors and staff. Perfect work! Congratulation!



Excellent !

Una fotografia che fa sognare.

Hi Stephen,
Excellent photo, composition, color and detail are very well, thanks for your sharing, well done.

A wonderful landscape pictures!

Although it's a beautiful photo (with such a great location AND a sunset, how could it not be?) It's a little too obvious that the colour has come from a filter rather than the sun. Still a 2-pointer, though!

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-06 8:14]

Hi Stephen,

Everything is in this shot: sun, sky, water and rock. What more does a photo need?


A superb image.

This is a beautiful view with great POV and colours.

Wonderful shot!

Beautiful and impressive place to visit in 2005, although it was full of people... your image is spectacular!

Calibration Check