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Okay, I know this location has been done to death but as it was a 7-hour drive to get there and I got blown over several times whilst trying to clamber over the unbelievably slippery boulders, I didn't want the effort to have been wasted Smile It's odd how a 10-stopper can make the conditions look so calm as there was actually a howling wind and heavy rain and most of the shots I took that morning had to be binned due to blobs of water on the filter and the resulting smears as I tried (not very successfully!) to wipe them off. (If anyone has found an effective way of cleaning sea spray off filters while they're out shooting, I'd be very grateful if they'd share it with me as I just seem to spread the mess and make it worse...)

Thanks for looking Smile

P.S. I know the horizon looks as if it's wonky, but the land slopes down to the sea and the beach is quite definitely downhill!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Nov 2010 - 8:44 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:10sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:10 seconds at Dunstanburgh
Username:Anna_W Anna_W
Uploaded:23 Mar 2012 - 10:04 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Landscape / travel / Dunstanburgh / Northumberland / castle / seascape
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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 10:18 PM

Anna,
A wonderful shot. I don't care that the location might have been done to death. First of all -- I don't know that I've seen any of the others.
Secondly, this shot is so wonderful that it is well worth having been done by you.
I like the tonalities here -- with the black rocks and the gray clouds complementing each other. AND -- to my eye the horizon does not look "wonky." I think my eye sees the row of stones (at the middle of the shot) and psychologically, decides that the horizon line is perfectly horizontal.
I love the detail on your foreground rocks -- well worth all the trouble you encountered.
I know what you mean about sea water on the filter -- much more difficult to remove than fresh water (rain, etc.). I always assume that sooner or later the salt will permanently mess up the filter but better that than loosing a lens.
Very nice image here.
-=\Walter

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lumix5
lumix5  3252 forum posts Northern Ireland
23 Mar 2012 - 11:16 PM

wish I had taken this

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scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6379 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 10:05 AM

well worth the effort, fantastic image

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mickp
mickp e2 Member 8mickp vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 1:56 PM

I agree with the comments above. A well produced image of an area that has been well covered by others but as you quite rightly state this is your image of the scene. So well done.
Mick

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angej
angej  10477 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 - 3:45 PM

One of the best seen of this rather unknown placeSmile)

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 5:15 PM

Excellent composition and something a bit different from this location.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 6:35 PM

Very good composition with excellent foreground detail Anna. This viewpoint is actually very different to the majority I have seen from Cannonball beach.
Derek

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watters66
watters66  1175 forum posts Scotland
24 Mar 2012 - 7:44 PM

I'm blown away by the foreground black rocks, stunning detail - they are a photo in themselves - seriously they really are a picture within a picture.

A great photo, well done for overcoming the conditions and coming up with a quite wonderful image.

Well done,
Stewart

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Anna_W
Anna_W  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 8:54 PM

Many thanks to everyone who's voted and to Walter, David, Ian, Mick, Paul, Derek and Stewart for the thoughtful comments. Special thanks to Angela for her UA - very kind of you Smile
Anna Smile

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reflectionsinlight

love that rock really pulls you in

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4734 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2012 - 9:41 PM

Oooooo...missed this stunner ???

Terrific shot !!!...great dramatic composition, with amazing quality !!!...those nearest rocks look almost 'alive' !!!!!!

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NickHodgson
10 Apr 2012 - 5:56 PM

Brilliant - just brilliant. Wish I had taken it.

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paulcr
paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 3:08 PM

Just love the composition here. Excellent low shot. Paul

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parallax
parallax e2 Member 5121 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
1 May 2012 - 10:53 PM

Love the colour palette and composition

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 8:36 PM

This is magical...well done Anna.
Tom.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 543 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 10:27 PM

Brilliant composition and pp, Anna. They are the most slippery boulders I've ever scrambled across!
Alun

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