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Ok subtle it ain't, but I'm quite partial to an 'in yer face' sunset now and again.

Earlier this year when I decided to pay a visit to 'that rock' in Dorset.

(Now I'll get moaned at for not telling anyone I was going Wink )

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40L + 4 stops of grad
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Pulpit Fire
Username:Kris_Dutson Kris_Dutson
Uploaded:20 Jun 2008 - 1:23 PM
Tags:Dorset, Landscape / travel, Portland, Pulpit rock, Sunset
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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 1:26 PM

what a brilliant shot, the light,detail,colours,depth and water movement are spot on

marc

MissPea
MissPea  7 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 1:26 PM

Wow! Quite a sunset.
Julia

CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12474 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 1:29 PM

Stunning. Great sky. Love the crashing waves. Loads of drama.

georg
georg e2 Member 9georg vcard South Africa
20 Jun 2008 - 1:33 PM

Stunning

dathersmith
20 Jun 2008 - 1:40 PM

Wow, stunning shot.

Darren.

Metalhead
Metalhead  61866 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 1:42 PM

Absolutely amazing image... What a great combination of everything you need at the coast for a perfect image.

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 1:46 PM

AWESOME. hats off to a corker,
looks like a mega click shot to me.
Phil

User_Removed
20 Jun 2008 - 1:46 PM

Stunning

pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 1:48 PM

W O W !

speaks for itself!

Rgds
Paul

angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 1:50 PM

Very dramatic Kris, love the vibrant colours of the sunset coupled with the incoming waves. Good luck with tomorrowSmile
Ange

James_G
James_G  7166 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 1:50 PM

Wonderful. Nothing to be said, just great.

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 1:52 PM

It's certainly got the EPZ "Ooooooh" factor Wink

MarkBroughton
20 Jun 2008 - 2:06 PM

Fantastic, action packed shot, with beatiful sky, good one
Thanks
Mark

IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 2:09 PM

In yer face, definitely, and all the better for it. Love it to bits.

martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 2:09 PM

Now that's a bit nice Kris. Very dramatic capture.

Martin Smile

franken
franken e2 Member 113056 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 2:12 PM

Simply superb!!

Ken

katieb
katieb e2 Member 10255 forum postskatieb vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 2:12 PM

Now that is amazingly dramatic.
Kate

VintageRed
20 Jun 2008 - 2:13 PM

Has some 'wow' factor, this one.
Nick

rossi
rossi  10142 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 2:15 PM

There ain't no doubting that its very very good.

But, and please forgive me if I'm wrong, but is that the original sky? My eye tells me its been dropped in.

Still gets my vote though cos its damn good.

Ian

joze
joze  7 Slovenia
20 Jun 2008 - 2:33 PM

Stunning image.
Rgds.Joze

Kris_Dutson
20 Jun 2008 - 2:38 PM

Many thanks all, much appreciate your comments. Smile

Thanks for the good luck wishes Anje, I'm looking forward to it.

No problem with you asking Ian (Rossi). It is the original sky, but it has been subjected to some selective levels and curves work to make it pop; par for the course when shooting RAW and processing for print.

And I actually reduced the saturation for ePz a touch too. Wink

Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 20 Jun 2008 - 2:41 PM
Phil_Restan
20 Jun 2008 - 2:49 PM

Drama with a capital D.
Excellent.

Regds
Phil

DiegoDesigns
20 Jun 2008 - 3:07 PM

A staggeringly beautiful result...

Dave

RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 768 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 3:13 PM

Tremendous stuff, well done

paulfreeman
20 Jun 2008 - 3:16 PM

An amaziing shot.. and a great sky.

well taken



PAul

DarrenWhiteley
20 Jun 2008 - 3:29 PM

Great shot

Darren

WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 3:44 PM

WOW

Lee Smile

Guillaume
Guillaume  7119 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 4:16 PM

Just stunning! Great colours, clarity and movement in the incoming wave. Great work.
Guillaume

deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 4:20 PM

Fantabuloso !!! there just when you thought all the words to praise this wonderful shot had been used I found one more for you, hope you have this on the wall Smile

Charlotte

Mike Gray
Mike Gray  9382 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 4:23 PM

Quality

Mike

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 4:31 PM

great dramatic shot. well done

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 4:39 PM

Fantastic indeed.
Tom.

medraco007
20 Jun 2008 - 4:39 PM

Outstanding

Mark

Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7832 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom172 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 4:44 PM

I think this is a superb shot. I like the curved sweep of the rocks to lead the eye to Pulpit Rock itself and the sky and lighting are the best I've seen from this location. You've done very well with the timing of the wave and, IMO, used the right shutter speed to show the movement and power of it too. Very accomplished processing as well completes a really stunning image.
Alan.

Dennis_Bromage
20 Jun 2008 - 5:00 PM

Awesome what a sky and that light is special too

Den

Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
20 Jun 2008 - 5:11 PM

one word: WOW!

Jouko

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 5:14 PM

Amazing image. Fantastic light, wonderful sky.

SpeedAltStar
20 Jun 2008 - 5:38 PM

Wow!

Kris_Dutson
20 Jun 2008 - 5:48 PM

Many thanks again all. Smile

gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 6:55 PM

Stunning shot! no more need be said.
Gill

martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12351 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 8:00 PM

As good as it gets Kris, one to look at for hours! Smile

wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 8:03 PM

Talk a about a stunning sky!, Like the motion and mood added from the sea in the fg

Sean

sospan
sospan  7 Wales
20 Jun 2008 - 8:35 PM

This image sure has the wow factor.

Andy

DouglasLatham
20 Jun 2008 - 8:45 PM

A belter Smile top drawer image , it's just stunning .

Dougie

chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
20 Jun 2008 - 8:52 PM

Fabulous...

robincoombes
robincoombes e2 Member 7robincoombes vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 10:08 PM

Now that is seriously good

Kris_Dutson
20 Jun 2008 - 10:38 PM

Many thanks again folks. I appreciate the awards too. Smile

PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 10:56 PM

A real wow shot.

britishlandscapes

Very dramatic - great sky, clarity, colours and water movement

stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 11:54 PM

This has certainly got the 'wow' factor - great work.

Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2008 - 7:31 AM

well i can`t add much to the comments all said.

carterart
carterart  1074 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 - 12:45 PM

This has it all

bazhutton
bazhutton e2 Member 725 forum postsbazhutton vcard England
21 Jun 2008 - 2:52 PM

Really dramatic with great action in the water.

Baz

jules41
jules41  10197 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 - 4:54 PM

Amazing capture Kris,love those colours.well done
julie

Kris_Dutson
21 Jun 2008 - 8:59 PM

Thanks again all.

Good grief Julie, how the heck are you?

Love the PF pic. Wink

nothsafoto
21 Jun 2008 - 9:43 PM

Aghh gee....thanks for letting us know you were going Wink Wink

Nice "in yer face" sunset Kris.

Rob

javam
javam e2 Member 91083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2008 - 9:50 PM

Wow indeed.

So much impact and an absolute stunner.

Neil

Last Modified By javam at 21 Jun 2008 - 9:51 PM
Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 8:52 AM

Ay, quite smashing, this one, quite insanely smashing even.
Smile

Last Modified By Milla at 22 Jun 2008 - 8:53 AM
CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 9:31 AM

Well done Kris.

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 10:14 AM

amazing, well done on the EC too Smile

Dianna

geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 11:08 AM

A beautiful capture, the colours are amazing.
Well done.
Geoff.

Last Modified By geoffrey baker at 22 Jun 2008 - 11:09 AM
vulkan
vulkan  7 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 - 12:26 PM

My type of shot..... in yer face and breathtaking.

Its brilliant congrats on EC

LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 1:02 PM

Stunning

Congrats on the EC

Les F

Phil_Morgan
22 Jun 2008 - 4:58 PM

Thought as much Kris! Wink
Congrats on a well deserved EC

Phil.

Kris_Dutson
22 Jun 2008 - 8:09 PM

I suppose i'd better get my porfolio out of hiding now. Wink

Many thanks Pete and all who've clicked and commented, it's much appreciated. Smile

jimbo_t
jimbo_t  11959 forum posts England
22 Jun 2008 - 8:14 PM

Amazing sunset.......I've been waiting years for one like that!
James

LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 10:20 PM

Incredible, the colors, comp, everything is perfect!

Lisa

SunChaser
SunChaser  6 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 - 1:22 AM

wow breathtaking...

martinw
martinw  9251 forum posts England
23 Jun 2008 - 10:19 AM

Well done Kris, a cracker...
Martin

Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2008 - 10:58 AM


Quote: (Now I'll get moaned at for not telling anyone I was going )


Consider yourself in serious trouble then Kris.......


Well done Wink

Kris_Dutson
23 Jun 2008 - 11:27 AM

Lol Maddie.

Many thanks again all. Smile

MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2008 - 1:08 PM

What a shot!

Mark.

justin c
justin c  104512 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2008 - 3:27 PM

Now that's a stunning shot with mood, colour and atmosphere.
Like it a lot.

Justin

Last Modified By justin c at 23 Jun 2008 - 3:27 PM
greystone
greystone  7
23 Jun 2008 - 8:42 PM

Absolute corker Kris,
Love the fiery sky, movement of the water and spot on exposure.

bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2008 - 8:49 PM

The last time I saw this rock was one of Maddie's, that won an EC, i think, must be something about it??????
Well after 137 votes and numerous comments, what else can be said? Very well deserved Kris, outstanding piece of work.
Stew

photodocktor
23 Jun 2008 - 9:05 PM

Nice one well deserved editors choice

StevenPrice
23 Jun 2008 - 10:13 PM

a stunning shot with superb colours, very well done.

Steve.

Kris_Dutson
23 Jun 2008 - 10:18 PM


Quote: must be something about it

Stew, walk round it anticlockwise 7 times at low tide chanting EC, EC and see what happens. Wink

Cheers all. Smile

Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 23 Jun 2008 - 10:19 PM
pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2008 - 11:53 PM

Congrats on the EC Kris.

bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2008 - 12:10 AM

It's along way for me Kris, but may be worth it.
Off to set my sat nav for Pulpit rock, LOL.
Stew

Codiac
Codiac  7304 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2008 - 11:28 AM

Congrats on the EC, gets my award too, going on a coastal trip this weekend and if i can get anything anyway near to this ill be very happy

Gary

Kris_Dutson
24 Jun 2008 - 2:52 PM

Thanks again all.

I doubt you'll have too much trouble Gary. Wink

Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 24 Jun 2008 - 2:52 PM
IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2008 - 2:53 PM

Many congratulations, Kris.

Kris_Dutson
24 Jun 2008 - 5:37 PM

Cheers Ian. Smile

edwood
edwood  6 Scotland
25 Jun 2008 - 2:56 PM

stunning shot,composition is spot on.a great scene

Kris_Dutson
25 Jun 2008 - 9:15 PM

Thanks Ed. Smile

Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2008 - 6:31 AM

Fantastic, SmileP

baker58
baker58  10101 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 - 8:29 AM

A stunner!

Kris_Dutson
26 Jun 2008 - 2:11 PM

Cheers you two. Smile

shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2008 - 2:26 PM

Wow what an image, well done...jojo

Kris_Dutson
26 Jun 2008 - 9:50 PM

Thanks Jojo. Smile

Snapper_T
Snapper_T e2 Member 10848 forum postsSnapper_T vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 - 1:06 AM

A definite 'wish I was there' shot!!

Superb!!

Trev

Kris_Dutson
27 Jun 2008 - 9:08 AM

Cheers Trev. Smile

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73823 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2008 - 10:54 PM

Just realised I hadn't commented..I was busy giving it my award, just stunning.

Kris_Dutson
28 Jun 2008 - 8:47 PM

Lol - thanks Nick. Smile

TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 - 8:23 PM

The best I've ever seen Grin

martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 10:20 PM

Congrats on the EC Kris.
Smile

Kris_Dutson
1 Jul 2008 - 10:50 PM

Thanks you two, I appreciate your comments. Smile

User_Removed
2 Jul 2008 - 7:32 PM

no suprise to see this shot get so much recognition and so many user awards. To me this is what photography is all about. Absolute magic. Congrats on the EC too

rgds
Dave

Kris_Dutson
2 Jul 2008 - 9:51 PM

Many thanks Dave, your comment is much appreciated. Smile

Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2008 - 11:17 PM

wow!

Kris_Dutson
4 Jul 2008 - 12:10 PM

Thanks. Smile

SamGillespie
8 Jul 2008 - 8:08 PM

Truly scrumptious.
Sam

Kris_Dutson
9 Jul 2008 - 2:09 PM

Cheers Sam. Smile

scats
scats  9
11 Jul 2008 - 12:16 AM

like the strong elements ofthe rocks and the soft water effect. nicely done.

BevHadland
11 Jul 2008 - 3:15 PM

Outstanding photograph deserves the merit and comments made.....Bev

Kris_Dutson
11 Jul 2008 - 10:00 PM

Many thanks you two. Smile

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2008 - 5:13 PM

gets my vote too

Kris_Dutson
17 Jul 2008 - 8:03 PM

thanks Lesley. Smile

Derek3755
Derek3755  7 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 - 12:49 PM

Great Shot! Beautiful Light!

Kris_Dutson
21 Jul 2008 - 11:49 AM

Cheers Derek. Smile

bajanexile
30 Jul 2008 - 7:37 PM

Really nice capture. This one also stands out from the crowd in terms of detail, colour and image quality. Regards. Stephen

Kris_Dutson
30 Jul 2008 - 9:12 PM

Many thanks Stephen. Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2008 - 2:41 PM

Stunning shot
Very deserving of the awards and votes you have received for it
Helen

Kris_Dutson
1 Aug 2008 - 8:06 PM

Cheers Helen. Smile

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2008 - 12:51 AM

Missed this when it was first uploaded Kris. Don't know how, as it really leeps out of the screen.

A '1 in a million' shot - Pulpit Rock will never look like that again! Breathtaking stuff.

Kris_Dutson
3 Aug 2008 - 8:45 PM

Many thanks Matt, I appreciate it. Smile

den2il
den2il  11203 forum posts England
4 Aug 2008 - 11:40 AM

Hi Kris.

Your shot inspired me to travel to Dorset last week and catch something similar - oh well, must go back and try againSad

Nearly 200 and well deservedSmile

--Den--

Last Modified By den2il at 4 Aug 2008 - 11:41 AM
Kris_Dutson
4 Aug 2008 - 5:02 PM

Blimey, hello Den, good to hear from you again. You should've dropped me a PM or e-mail.

Thanks for the comment. Smile

Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 4 Aug 2008 - 5:04 PM
JohnLynch
JohnLynch  678 forum posts Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 1:39 PM

Have Number 200 on me! My partner is from there, it can be spectacular!

Kris_Dutson
31 Aug 2008 - 10:07 PM

Very many thanks John. I'm not far away from it and yes, it can be pretty spectacular. Smile

Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 31 Aug 2008 - 10:07 PM
monstersnowman

What can I say ?? Stunning :0)

CanaryWharf
9 Sep 2008 - 4:45 PM

What a gorgeous scene you captured, what a light!

Kris_Dutson
11 Sep 2008 - 10:39 PM

Many thanks you two. Smile

PatrickSmith
12 Sep 2008 - 12:15 AM

This is the best shot I've seen of this place! Period....

Patrick

Kris_Dutson
12 Sep 2008 - 10:14 PM

Thanks Pat, it's taken me over two years to get it. Smile

Leightonhs
23 Sep 2008 - 11:15 AM

Wow, that's outstanding. The best of it's kind I've ever seen I reckon.

-Leighton.

Kris_Dutson
23 Sep 2008 - 9:00 PM

Cheers Leighton. Smile

lonelysoul
10 Oct 2008 - 1:09 PM

So alive xx

Kris_Dutson
11 Oct 2008 - 9:39 PM

Thanks Kate. Smile

Scorpio74
Scorpio74  734 forum posts England
16 Oct 2008 - 10:40 AM

Crikey, that's an amazing shot!

Kris_Dutson
17 Oct 2008 - 10:42 PM

Cheers Angela. Smile

Mystic_grapher

wow, that is breathtaking!

Kris_Dutson
9 Apr 2009 - 4:33 PM

Thanks Kestutis. Smile

rhys47
rhys47 e2 Member 5rhys47 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 8:12 PM

What a absolutely great photo, a brilliant use of the light and the motion of the water really adds life to the picture. This is one of those photos i could stare at for hours. Did you do any work on it afterwards ? ie any editing?

Kris_Dutson
5 May 2009 - 10:04 PM

Thanks Rhys.

It was shot in RAW format so it had some curves work done on it to bring back the contrast, otherwise not much else was done to it. Smile

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