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I'm back from Maui with some new shots. We have had no rain at all in California (at least near San Francisco) since early March, so 10 days in Maui provided better skies than in the past 6 months here!

This black cobblestone beach near Hana, Maui is right next to what is locally called the Venus Pool. This is a really spectacular place with a pool right behind the beach. Most people photograph the pool, but the cobblestones were too much to resist! I did get a nice one of the pool which I may upload later. The black rocks reflect virtually no light for the camera unless they are wet and shiny. So I found a nice reflective spot and waited for the light on the rock and the cobblestones. Once that happened, I waited for a nicely formed wave to break.

1/5-second exposure @F10 with ND grads 0.9 + 0.75 (ISO 200. I usually use ISO 50 but wanted a shorter exposure)

Now, I think I'll go see what I've been missing.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40L @ 18
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Lava Light
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:1 Sep 2008 - 6:38 PM
Tags:Broken ankles, General, Hana, Landscape / travel, Lava, Maui
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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 6:44 PM

Welcome back stranger.

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BurntOut
BurntOut  8321 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 6:46 PM

Great to see you back and posting, Patrick.

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simonjr
simonjr  8 Wales
1 Sep 2008 - 6:46 PM

Fantastic seascape picture. Well done

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dmhuynh72
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1 Sep 2008 - 6:49 PM

excellent light capture and lovely image

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Christopher_Malpas

Wonderful Image

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NatalieKinnear

Fabulous image.
Natalie

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TJS
TJS  6 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 - 6:54 PM

I love this shot...

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bobalot
bobalot  7 England
1 Sep 2008 - 6:56 PM

wonderful light in the shot.

Rgds Bob

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 6:59 PM

Well, Hello, MrS - - what a stunner to call in with! Wink


Sounds like you did an awful lot of waiting - - was the silence then shattered with the sound of shutter releases ? Wink

Fran x

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paulstefan
1 Sep 2008 - 6:59 PM


Quote: We have had no rain at all in California since early March

Unbelievable!!

Good to see you back. I rather like those pebbles.
Cheers, Paul

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PatrickSmith
1 Sep 2008 - 7:00 PM

Thanks for having a look. It is great to be back! 10 minutes after upload and off the front gallery page already. I guess things are busier now, right?

It is good to be back Boyd, I'll take your earlier advice.

Well Fran, I actually have not shot locally for a few months but still I only took 200 shots during the trip, of which maybe only 10 are decent EPZ worthy shots. But still it was fun.

Yes Paul, no rain for half a year and none expected until perhaps November? But there is often an early rain in September so we will see. Those pebbles nearly killed me!

Patrick

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:00 PM

The sky does this for me Patrick ... good to have you back, looking forward to seeing more of your shots Smile

Paul

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SugarDJ
SugarDJ  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:02 PM

Super photo, you've caught the light very well.
David

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:04 PM

What a fabulous sky, and the water movement and FG detail aren't too bad either! Wink
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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:07 PM

Superb.
Steve

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Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
1 Sep 2008 - 7:07 PM

look who´s BACK Wink

Welcome, Patrick Smile


Quote: Now, I think I'll go see what I've been missing.

Well?? My jetties??? My boooooooring sunset shots ???? My my my my god, we have missed YOU Wink

Jouko

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ripleysalien
1 Sep 2008 - 7:08 PM

Welcome back Patrick, good to see your work again, I hope you are well.

Steve

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1 Sep 2008 - 7:09 PM

excellent shot.ray

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Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
1 Sep 2008 - 7:10 PM

I have been saving my this week´s award, but not any more Smile

Jouko

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angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 - 7:10 PM

welcome stranger, good to see you and a good un to start the ball rollingSmile
Ange

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elkiebrooks
1 Sep 2008 - 7:13 PM

Welcome back. nd what an image to to come back with. Beautiful.

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:17 PM

Good to see you back Patrick - great capture.

Mark.

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PatrickSmith
1 Sep 2008 - 7:17 PM

Thanks for such a great welcome back!

LOL Jouko. Yes, I will have to go see all those Jetties including one that I see that Fran gave to you. As if you need more jetties! And what is this about a once per week award? I guess I've been away too long.

Thanks Steve. I am well, but I've been working a lot because my birth defects place may be split up so I'm trying to keep my options open. That is the main reason for ay EPZ absence besides the clear booooring skies.

Glad to be back Ange! I decided to get my head out of the sand and... oops sorry....

Patrick

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suzy052
suzy052  6 Croatia
1 Sep 2008 - 7:24 PM

le fantastique!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:28 PM

Welcome back Patrick. Been missing your work. Its obvious however that, like a good wine, you improve with age.
Ron

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:33 PM

Hi again Patrick - good to see your work again - like the foreground details and light / tones in this - well captured. have an RC on me
Regards Richard.

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ashley
ashley  10167 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:35 PM

nice light & capture

well done

Ash

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MikeA
MikeA  91153 forum posts England
1 Sep 2008 - 7:39 PM

Welcome back Patrick, super light captured in this one.

MikeA.

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MalcolmS e2 Member 81061 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:47 PM

Welcome back Patrick, good to see you uploading again. This looks terrific large, just proves what waiting gets you

Malcolm

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jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 7:49 PM

I think we have had more than your share of rain recently..... you are more than welcome to share the burdon Smile

A great shot to return "home" with..

Good to see you back Patrick.

Jeanie

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Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
1 Sep 2008 - 7:49 PM

LOL.....Yes, you have been way toooooooooo loooooooooong away from EPZ Wink

I think it´s possible to give these AWARDS only once a week.......

Jouko

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markharrop  10191 forum posts England
1 Sep 2008 - 7:54 PM

Fantastic clarity to the shot.
Mark

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PatrickSmith
1 Sep 2008 - 7:57 PM

Thanks, it's great to be back! And I'm glad you looked in here.

LOL Ron, I hope you are right.

Thanks Richard, that is an ankle-breaking forground too I might add.

Sure Jeanie, send it over! Or at least a few real clouds.....

Nice job Jouko, it looks like you have found all the great shots for me. Now I don't have to hunt through 10,000 pages of shots! Only one per week?

Patrick

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1 Sep 2008 - 8:02 PM

Welcome back Patrick, been missing your work. As always a cracking composition full of detail and mood.
Regards cheesey.

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AntHolloway
AntHolloway e2 Member 8168 forum postsAntHolloway vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 - 8:03 PM

Good to see you back on EPZ, looking forward to seeing some of the other shots from Maui.

Ant.

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 8:13 PM


Quote: We have had no rain at all in California since early March

...No because we have had it all here!

The wetest August on record for one hundred years!

Hello Patrick and very nice to see you posting again.
Just love that sky.

ATB

~Alley~

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dathersmith
1 Sep 2008 - 8:20 PM

A great shot to return with, the wave and light on the pebbles are superb.

Darren.

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Yogendra
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1 Sep 2008 - 8:24 PM

Welcome back Patrick, Great to see your stunning shots again.

Yogendra

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chase
chase Critique Team 81118 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 8:29 PM

Hey there stranger,thought you had deserted us Wink
So good to see you back Patrick with clarity in your images that leaves me speechless !!...yes it's true Wink
Beautiful drop of light here,sky's good,fg excellent...love those wet cobbles & the wave breaking just at the right moment..how considerate was that ?? Wink

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taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 8:32 PM

What a great place to make photographs, I love the black pebbles-- Great water, too!
Jennnn

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1 Sep 2008 - 8:35 PM

welcome back

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1 Sep 2008 - 8:37 PM

Great to see the master back again

Peter

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Hebe
Hebe  6 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 - 8:40 PM

Supurbly captured image.

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nolongeramember

Lovely to see you uploading again Patrick , and with a stunning composition ... beautiful details of light through the clouds...!!!

Nikki !

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PatrickSmith
1 Sep 2008 - 8:47 PM

Thanks for such a nice welcome! It means a lot.

This is definitely wet Alley. Send some my way if you can. It is no record dry spell yet but usually the rains last into April at least.

Thanks Janet! I wasn't sure until now if I should have uploaded this one first because it is not your usual sort of Hawaii shot. But the new side of the island is like this.

Yes Jennnnnn, it is a great place, though the dark lava is nearly impossible to photograph. It mostly turns out so black that you think the sensor must have large patches of bad pixels. I have some really ugly shots to prove it!

Thanks Peter, you should see the money transferred into your account any moment now!

I liked that part too Nikki. Thanks.

Patrick

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1 Sep 2008 - 8:54 PM


Quote: it is not your usual sort of Hawaii shot

Ah you mean the ones of the girls in the hula hula skirts..I know....you're saving them for a rainy epz day huh ? Wink

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Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 8:55 PM

Nice to see you back Patrick, with not too bad either. Wink


Chris

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viscostatic
1 Sep 2008 - 8:58 PM

The large version is stunning. There is so much to enjoy in this image - the rendition of the water, the variety of tones and colours in the sky, the light glancing off the dark rocks and the amazing clarity of the pebbles in the foreground.

Phil.

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jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Sep 2008 - 8:58 PM

Thanks for the transfer

Peter

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PatrickSmith
1 Sep 2008 - 9:04 PM

Thanks for having a look!

No Janet, I have those in a special hermetically sealed hard drive for special occasions!

You should see this place Phil... another planet....

lol Peter, no problem.

Patrick

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Steveman  8 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 - 9:05 PM

This is a stunning image.
Stephen

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mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 9:07 PM

Ah, the "master" returns... and about bloody time too. I've been getting withdrawal symptoms without your work to view. Up to your usual HIGH standards Patrick. Love the light
Mike

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thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 9:14 PM

Hi Patrick,
Great to have you back,missed you.Love the stones,their texture,that amazing sky and the waves,great timing and motion.take care,AnnSmile

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1 Sep 2008 - 9:17 PM

Good to see you back Patrick and a worthy image to return with.Beautifully comp[osed and your trade mark seascapes which we have missed.
Tom.

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1 Sep 2008 - 9:27 PM

Superbly exposed Patrick

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1 Sep 2008 - 9:34 PM

Hi Patrick, good to see you again.

You may not have had any rain (we have!!), but you sure got a good sky there. Like the pebbles too, remind me slightly of the "beach" at Dunstansburgh Castle.

Are we going to get some more?

Martin

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PatrickSmith
1 Sep 2008 - 9:48 PM

Thanks for such a warm welcome! I missed you guys too.

I don't know how to live up to that Mike, but I'll try!

Yes, Martin, I've heard about the rain. Send soem this way if you can. There are similarities from what I've seen, though the lava is so jet black that they need to be wet to see them at all in the image! Yes, I'll upload more after I do some catching up. I

Patrick

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1 Sep 2008 - 10:02 PM

Nice foreground rocks Patrick! You have captured the wave perfectly with a great exposure. In contrast, I think it's rained everyday here since March (well maybe I'm exaggerating but that's definitely how it seems at the mo)...at least we don't have a hurricane.
Charlotte
ps I go back to St Andrews in a few weeks to start my 5th (and final) year, thanks for asking Smile

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1 Sep 2008 - 10:04 PM

Nice to see you back Patrick, its always a pleasure to view your shots and this one is a stunner.
Paul

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photophantom
1 Sep 2008 - 10:13 PM

Gorgeous composition, colors, detail, and exposure Patrick. Good to see your work again.
Dennis

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PatrickSmith
1 Sep 2008 - 10:38 PM

Thanks for stopping by!

Good luck Charlotte!

It is good to be back Paul and Dennis.

Patrick

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1 Sep 2008 - 10:39 PM

Wecome back, Patrick. This is a great image full of detail in the pebbles in the foreground and a well chosen shutter speed to freeze the waves.
Ted
PS I know where all your rain has gone. We have got it over here we have just had the wetest August on record and the dullest ne to boot. You can have it back now as we are getting a bit bored with it!
Smile

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1 Sep 2008 - 10:45 PM

Good to see you back Patrick..

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1 Sep 2008 - 10:45 PM

Welcome back Patrick, lovely to see you uploading again and with such a superb image too ...... please don't leave it so long next time Smile

gill

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1 Sep 2008 - 11:14 PM

Superb seascape, love the dark pebbles.

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Sezz
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1 Sep 2008 - 11:21 PM

I like your pov Patrick, the exposure for the water, the turn of the wave, the sheen on the pebbles, but most of all - the light catching those rocks! Been waiting a long time for one of your images - does not dissapoint Smile Great to see you posting again!

Sarah x

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PatrickSmith
2 Sep 2008 - 12:43 AM

Thanks for stopping by!

LOL Ted, I was wondering where it went! Send it back here when you are finished...

I'll try Gil.

Thanks Sarah!

Patrick

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2 Sep 2008 - 1:35 AM

Hi stranger.. Welcome back!!! see that everyone was waiting for you to get back with all the C+C's and Award... Congrats on the award.. This is yet again an Outstanding capture !!!!! Your work is always a pleasure to see Patrick...

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2 Sep 2008 - 1:59 AM

Lovely detail Patrick. Welcome back. John

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Kris76  7 Canada
2 Sep 2008 - 3:15 AM

Great shot. Fantastic looking water and clouds.
Kris

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PatrickSmith
2 Sep 2008 - 4:12 AM

Thanks Dawn, John and Kris!

Patrick

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GrahamNobles
2 Sep 2008 - 5:08 AM

Nice shot indeed. Fast shutter speed to freeze the water is a welcome change. Which always means the fg is nice and sharp, and nice light on the rocks to finish.
And Hawaii, lucky jigger!

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mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 6:07 AM

Welcome to EPZ Patrick. Great first upload - I hope you stick around Tongue

Fantastic sky, and I love the exposure on the water - the colours, the timing on the wave and sense of 'wetness' that transfers very well in the photo

No rain in California eh? You should have come over here - it has hardly stopped raining here. (plus we have better cobblestones!)

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thewaiter
thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 8:01 AM

good to see you posting again Patrick, womderful image, love the sky and soft light hitting the foreground rocks.

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BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 8:27 AM

Awesome, Patrick.
Welcome back - I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been eagerly awaiting your return.
This is a beautifully controlled shot; the sky is magnificent, as is your timing of the wave.
All the best,
Bill

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franken e2 Member 113062 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 9:28 AM

Fantastic scene and welcome back!

Ken

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paulsteds  10123 forum posts England
2 Sep 2008 - 9:35 AM

If I had 10 like this I'd be over the moon.
Super.
Welcome back
Paul

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sunshot  9 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 - 9:46 AM

nice to see you back patrick, this is awesome, you can feel the water movement, good f/g detail and a lovely sky too

marc

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exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
2 Sep 2008 - 12:03 PM

Beautiful Patrick a beautiful exposure water detail and tones light and a beautiful composition.
Pauline.

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mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 3:19 PM

Fabulous and looking forward to more soon! Cheers, Martin

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PatrickSmith
2 Sep 2008 - 3:34 PM

Thanks for the welcome back! The lava shots are really difficult because most areas turn out completely black if you are not careful.

I was lucky Graham, for 10 days at least.

Thanks Matt, it seems like a decent site so I may stick around!

Patrick

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tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 - 3:41 PM

You always manage to get a good shutter speed for waves Pat, great sky too, as you said, clouds are not the norm here in San Fran this time of year so it's a refreshing scene. i've been missing your inspirational work so welcome back and get posting Wink

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chuckspics
2 Sep 2008 - 4:07 PM

Ill jump on the band wagon, welcome back, and you can have all the rain weve this summer up here in New England, remember San Fran ffrom the 60,s service time spent at Camp Davis, in Davis Calif, great pictures of Hawaii, Chuck

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2 Sep 2008 - 4:24 PM

Super image spot on.
Will

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 4:58 PM

A bit special this Patrick, love the light of those rocks to the right

LesF

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NikH
NikH  10524 forum posts England
2 Sep 2008 - 5:12 PM

How can you have no rain for six months?! Come here we've got loads Wink

Welcome back. Just enough light hitting those rocks and pebbles to make this one.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 5:48 PM

Welcome back Patrick, missed your marvelous work, another fantastic image, wonderful exposure and lighting.
Bob

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PatrickSmith
2 Sep 2008 - 6:10 PM

Yes, no rain in 6 months with none expected until late October, though sometimes a surprise bit falls in September!

I was excited to see all these clouds so I stayed on the wet side of the island. On the flight over, I could see the thin California coastal fog gradually give way to more tropical wetter looking clouds as I approached the islands.

Patrick

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 6:25 PM

A stunning beachscape Patrick, just what we've come to expect from a man of your calibre. I can scarcely believe you haven't had any rain in six months, all it has done this summer is tip it down! We've had the least amount of sun this summer since records began, and it's been day after day of leaden skies and rain!

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gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 6:52 PM

It is so great to have you back Patrick you and your fantastic work have been so missed, This is up to your normal superb standard. - gary

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LongDucDong
2 Sep 2008 - 7:46 PM

As usual, its a stunning image! Not much else to say!!!

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robway e2 Member 9317 forum postsrobway vcard Wales
2 Sep 2008 - 8:32 PM

Beautifully timed shot Patrick, love the cobbles and the whole scene is superb.

John

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 9:06 PM

i think this is possibly the best sea shot i have seen, and there have been a few,
Phil

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Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 9:12 PM

Looks like I'm late again Patrick. Welcome back. Love the sky and light on the rock and pebbles.

From other comments above, I clearly don't need to mention the weather here............

Nigel

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 9:58 PM

Nice to see you back Patrick with another little jewel! I like the shine on the fg pebbles, and the incoming waves are beautiful. So fresh...
Johanna

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 10:10 PM

Welcome back Patrick, this is gorgeous, as we have come to expect from you. Smile

Lisa

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colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2008 - 12:29 AM

Good to see you posting again, Patrick. No slipping of standards, for sure! Wink
Colin

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PatrickSmith
3 Sep 2008 - 5:51 AM

Thanks for not forgetting me!

You stole our rain Glos! Well, we rarely get rain during the summer but you stole our March and April rain, which is supposed to last us until November!

Thanks Phil, I'll have to quote you when I become rich and famous...lol...

Nigel, you don't sound happy about the weather. Call it ESP...lol...

Patrick

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phillips  869 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2008 - 1:11 PM

Simply gorgeous.
Sky, wave, light on middle diatance and foreground chukkies (that's Scottish for stones) combine to an image I'd put on my wall.

Guy

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fossilized
3 Sep 2008 - 9:15 PM

Stunning light. Not at all surprised to find it was one of yours, welcome back.
Jean

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georg
georg e2 Member 9georg vcard South Africa
3 Sep 2008 - 9:43 PM

Great to see you back!! You've been lying in my favourites list with an old photo staring me in the eyes for too long. Great capture as always.
Regards,
Georg

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youngwooly
4 Sep 2008 - 1:12 PM

Great shot Patrick, the light is spot on as always. It’s also good to see how you actually make the shot up, gives us green horns a look in. Looking forward to more.

Mark

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PatrickSmith
4 Sep 2008 - 3:45 PM

Thanks for your views on this one. I nearly killed myself on those cobbles...er I mean chuckies!

LOL Georg..

Patrick

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proz  9205 forum posts United States
4 Sep 2008 - 4:51 PM

wonderful shot Patrick, glad to see you back and read that all is well. Being busy is a good thing I suppose Smile

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wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2008 - 8:56 PM

The timing of the wave is so good, the light looks like it was well worth waiting for and the detail is bang on - a very lovely image to view Smile

Sean

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Dotrob  8 Wales
4 Sep 2008 - 9:33 PM

Great to see you back, super seascape, lighting, and sky.
Dot

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PatrickSmith
5 Sep 2008 - 1:05 AM

Thanks for stopping by, it is great to be back!

Patrick

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Valerie1 e2 Member 664 forum postsValerie1 vcard Northern Ireland
7 Sep 2008 - 11:53 AM

Welcome back! Great to see you uploading your wonderful images again. You certainly haven't lost your touch in your absence. I love the light catching the lovely cloud formations, the glistening rocks in the foreground and your perfect timing with that crashing wave. Fantastic as usual!
Valerie

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rangerpaul
8 Sep 2008 - 7:48 PM

Takes a while to get down here Smile
Compositionally strong and nice complimentary tones topped of by a great sky.
Inspirational work.
Paul

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2008 - 10:02 AM

cracking sky, how are you doing Buddy Smile

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evelen  9 England
9 Sep 2008 - 7:08 PM

stunning capture.
eve.

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 - 10:18 PM

Stunning image Patrick ...worth the wait.

I see you've been off EPZ also...great to have you back.

*Mike*

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PatrickSmith
10 Sep 2008 - 4:36 AM

Thanks for not forgetting me!

I'm still busy but I thought I better upload one before I'm totally forgotten!

Patrick

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fauxtography
11 Sep 2008 - 10:06 AM

I have been wondering where you had got to! Glad to see you back Patrick. Smile

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albinoni  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2008 - 6:10 PM

Great seacsape!

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dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2008 - 6:31 PM

So many wonderful colour in that sky and so natural too. I love seascapes and this one is superb as usual..you have been missed.
Di

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webjam  9292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2008 - 7:18 PM

Superb landscape - love that light on the rocks!
Jacqueline

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Kris_Dutson
12 Sep 2008 - 10:20 PM

Good to see you back with a goodie Pat.

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49er  8564 forum posts
15 Sep 2008 - 11:53 AM

beautiful.. as always

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StevenPrice
17 Sep 2008 - 5:19 PM

truely stunning patrick.

Steve.

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PatrickSmith
18 Sep 2008 - 9:23 PM

Thanks for not forgetting!

Patrick

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2008 - 10:22 AM

love the shine on the wet pebbles, lovely image.lesley

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PatrickSmith
17 Oct 2008 - 12:54 AM

Thanks Lesley.

And for whoever sees this because it is linked in the EPZ newsletter, I'll be back! I wish I could be around more but my daytime access is virtually nil right now. I may try uploading during the weekend.

Patrick

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