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Purbeck Chalk

Purbeck Chalk
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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: 2006-12-28
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Geological Wonders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-28 12:57
Viewed: 3339
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken looking west towards Bat Head in St Oswalds Bay, near Durdle Door. These brilliant white chalk cliffs run from the much photographed Durdle Door rock arch to White Nothe Head, about 3 miles away in that direction.
There is another, much younger rock arch slowly forming underneath the headland in the distance, which you can just see. This is called Bat Hole, funnily enough.

Hope you all had a great xmas.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Evelynn: Good analysisNaturewalk 1 12-30 09:16
To Naturewalk: F22PaulH 2 12-30 07:30
To Evelynn: blurrinessPaulH 2 12-30 02:16
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-28 13:04]

Hello Paul,
Very impressive coastal scene from the Dorset coast! I like the amazing chalk rocks on the beach and the sand that is so dark brown. Beautiful colour combinations! Excellent point of view and composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Nice work Paul great idea for a composition nice detail and technically well done TFS rgds Necip.

bravo paul,quelle paysage étonnant j aime le calme de cet endroit merci

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-28 15:22]

Hi Paul,
Awesome seascape Paul, sea, sand, surf and sky with the beautiful white cliffs. The capture is well composed and just all around great. Thanks Rick

Hi Paul,

Nice landscape composition. Good lighting and colors. Details in FG and BG is missing a bit. Try taking your picture at f/22 on tripod for better DOF.

If I remember correctly, I think that f8 is as small an aperture that you can get on your camera. I also have that camera which I use at the shore and from our canoe. I don't risk using my new SLR in salt air or in a boat. I think it does really well in good light as you had here. There does seem to be a little uneven bluriness here and there. I suspect it is more a result of something you did in post processing as the sharpness is uneven even in the same focal plane. I do like the composition you chose. I am surprised that I have never seen great chunks of chalk like this before. I really like your choice of having a very strong foreground element.

Evelynn : )

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-12-29 11:23]

hi Paul, on first look I thought it is ice but now I see this is fantstic rock formation. Good POV and composition with nice coloures

Hi Paul,
A very good photo with a perfect FG interest and excellently exposed. This does look like an awesome place to wonder around and explore the cliffs. Good work on the colors and details. But whatch it on the sharpening since you got some compression sings along some edges.

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-01-02 11:46]

you certainly find some rare sights...this seems to be a bit of cliff broken off and landed on the beach
it gives us a close look at the rock type and its chalky texture..
the wave fills the foreground and attaches our attention to the sea as well..once again the vertical shot has worked..not one i like to use

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-02 14:07]

Lovely scene, this looks so beautiful. Lovely FG details with the chalk boulder and a lovely composition



Lovely scene, the rocks are very interesting, I don't think I've ever seen a chalk boulder so big. Nice POV and composition. Exposure looks pretty good to me to.
One tiny nit is there is some strange blur on the foreground rock and the pebbles below it. It looks like it could be water on the lens.

Hi Paul

Lovely place, wonderful warm colors, beautiful soft light, if you had a lil bit more sun it would be a spectacular shot.love the white cliffs in the fg.

Who needs SNOW, when they have CHALK like this?

I like this shot a lot, but would prefer to not have the OOF rock in the f/g Have done aa WS to shw what I mean!

Thanx for reminding me with this photo about Sweet Albion! Jay

Hi Paul,
This is a very interesting photo. Those chalk rocks and cliffs are amazing and so white! I've never seen anything quite like it. You've captured and composed the photo well from a good POV with the rocks giving excellent depth. I also like the contrast of the foam with the sand. Well done!

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