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The first storm of the rainy season arrived early this year. So I went out looking for some good light to go along with the low tide. The storm caused the water in the river here, which is normally a pond for most of the year, to overflow the sandbar on the beach and flow to the sea.

I watched the action for a while, and composed this scene. When the sun dropped under the cloud deck the beach was lit well. I decided to add in some of the foam that was floating about. I like how it painted the foreground for me as it wrapped around the rock.

2 second exposure @F16 with ND grad 0.9

Despite the long exposure, as the water moved, the riples stayed in the same place. So no detail was lost in the water. So it is an interesting combination of movement.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40 @18
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:San Gregorio Light
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:22 Oct 2007 - 3:38 PM
Tags:California coast, General, Landscape / travel, San gregorio, Seascape
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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 930 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 3:41 PM

Fantastic light, quality shot.

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Phil_Morgan
22 Oct 2007 - 3:41 PM

Vintage Patrick Smith! A very short exposure for you Patrick!! Wink

Phil.

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 - 3:42 PM

Beautiful! colours and composition are great

Graeme

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Simon_Palmer
22 Oct 2007 - 3:42 PM

Stunning! A real beauty mate.

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allanC
allanC  9 Scotland
22 Oct 2007 - 3:43 PM

Gorgeous light and like the composition with the well placed boulder.

Allan

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PatrickSmith
22 Oct 2007 - 3:45 PM

Thanks Malcolm, Graeme, Simon and Allen!

LOL Phil, just wait until the big winter storms arrive. Then it will be 1/4 seconds or less!

Patrick

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scott_jessuk
22 Oct 2007 - 3:47 PM

Very nice capture Patrick, great light and would like nice in a nice frame on my wall.

Scott

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 3:48 PM

The light water on the left looks like windows.. Paul

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
22 Oct 2007 - 3:52 PM

The foreground is magical; coupled with the warm light on the cliffs reflected onto the water, this makes for a really special shot.
Allie

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Kris76
Kris76  7 Canada
22 Oct 2007 - 3:55 PM

Great composition and a well captured light on that water ... Kris

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 3:56 PM

not sure if I've ever seen a long exposure lilke this and still look like it does, great shot.... Smile

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thewaiter
thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 3:58 PM

usual high standard Patrick.

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 3:59 PM

A gorgeous composition Patrick. Just lovely. I was staring at the image trying to figure out where it was taken. I was thinking it must be down along Highway 1 but I was thinking more south closer to Big Sur. This whole area is gorgeous. There's a great breakfast place a bit further south on the Pescadero Road.
Cheers, Martin

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VintageRed
22 Oct 2007 - 4:00 PM

Masterful shot Patrick.
Nick

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JYBluesman
22 Oct 2007 - 4:02 PM

Simply wonderful. - Jeff

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uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 4:02 PM

Love this kind of light, its a pleasure to work with.

Wish I was there, you have did this scene justice.

Tommy

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Oct 2007 - 4:08 PM

Looks almost like a windowreflection

Peter

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PatrickSmith
22 Oct 2007 - 4:10 PM

Thanks for stopping by!

That could be arranged Scott!

True Paul. I shoudl send it to Microsoft I think! It is the foam moving for two seconds in the current under my feet.

It is unusual Tony. It's because the ripples were stationary while the water continued to move almost like a river.

Martin, this is near Half Moon bay about 20 miles south of San Francisco. I'll have to check out the breakfast place!

Patrick

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 4:15 PM

Yes please do. It's only a couple of miles from San Gregorio beach. Great omlettes with advacado if I remember right Smile

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PatrickSmith
22 Oct 2007 - 4:20 PM

Martin, is the breakfast place actually in Half Moon Bay?

Thanks,

Patrick

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paulb20
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22 Oct 2007 - 4:21 PM

The beautiful light and your superb composition make this a very classy shot.
Paul

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MikeA
MikeA  91174 forum posts England
22 Oct 2007 - 4:23 PM

Lovely play of light and textures Patrick.

MikeA.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Oct 2007 - 4:24 PM

Lovely image, beautiful light,
Fred.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 4:35 PM

Great capture of the light.
Anne

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 4:36 PM

Classy work. Beautiful light.
Dave

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Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
22 Oct 2007 - 4:38 PM

one of your very best, Sir Smith...........

Fabulous colours! Very different from your recent uploads and I love it................

...and if you still speed up ~2 seconds, it will be perfect for me! Smile

Imagine, what would your 5D say about 2 minutes exposure time at -39 C!??? "Jammin´" ....LOL..........
I better not try it next winter Wink

Jouko

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deegee
deegee  9181 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 - 4:41 PM

Those rectangular shapes created by the foam are most unusual! Almost like submerged access to a lost world.....

Smile

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 4:44 PM

Hi Patrick. No drive along highway 1 through Half Moon bay and keep going for a few miles until you see a turning on your left (small parking area on right) with a sign for Pescadero. Follow that road for a few miles. You'll drive through some farmland and past a couple of farmstands on your left. Keep going until you hit a cross junction. Turn left and the restaurant is the first place on the right. I can't remember the name of it but it's really good. Lots of bikers there on the weekends but still a family place too. We all used to ride (motorcycles) in the mountain roads from Santa Cruz upwards and pop out in Pescadero after coming down from Skyline Blvd. Beautiful area.

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
22 Oct 2007 - 4:59 PM

Great shot, super lighting Patrick.
Dot

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 - 5:00 PM

Nice one patrickSmile

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 5:04 PM

Wow, wow and more wow! Just finished my 9-5 day in the lab (which is a long day for a student!) and decided to log on to ePz to see what my favourite photographers had been uploading and well, saw this!!! It must be so nice to watch such an amazing scene after a busy day, I wish the beach in St Andrews looked just like this right now lol! Anyway, Supeb shot, love the colours, light and of course, the composition!
Charlotte

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TerryBaxter
22 Oct 2007 - 5:10 PM

Oh wow!

Terry.

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scott_jessuk
22 Oct 2007 - 5:29 PM

I will need to get a job first Patrick not got much money at the moment, then I may buy one of your amazing print.

Scott

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 5:35 PM

I will go with 'wow' too Smile

gill

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arpad
arpad  7 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 - 5:37 PM

wonderfully subtle capture

arpad

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 5:38 PM

Strangely, I would never have taken this for one of yours, Patrick. Where's the dramatic battle between rugged landscape and violent sea, where's the turbulence, the excitement, the drama? Instead all we have is an image of calming, serene, tranquil beauty! Smile

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wildvision148
22 Oct 2007 - 5:52 PM

great work

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 6:05 PM

Really beautiful Patrick...

Lisa

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AliMurray
AliMurray e2 Member 7AliMurray vcard Scotland
22 Oct 2007 - 6:09 PM

Beautiful!

Alison

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 6:16 PM

Awesome clarity to this!

Rgds
Paul

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SRSmith
SRSmith  7 United States
22 Oct 2007 - 6:23 PM

The play of light falling like a bridge across the water is just stunning. Wonderful work, Patrick.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 6:24 PM

Simply stunning Patrick. A great play on light
Mike

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 6:27 PM

Such special light my friend, and so well used, the composition is perfect for showing this one off. The detail along the horizon is spectacular.

All the very best
Dougie

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PatrickSmith
22 Oct 2007 - 6:44 PM

Thanks for your comments! We had no internet connection for about 2 hours so I'm behind a bit now!

'Sir Smith' Jouko? I like the sound of that - LOL! Do you really think the shutter would get stuck on long exposures at -40c?

Yes Dennis, they are like windows in a way.

Thanks Martin. I'll have to look for it the next time I'm out that way. You're right, it is extremely scenic out this way.

Yes Charlotte, I remember those days. Those lab classes are very long but you don't get many units for them. But you still need to take them so you end up with very long days! The St. Andrews area looks like a great place for photography. That harbour barrier would be great with a very long exposure of maybe 2 minutes. You may get a bit wet though, LOL!

Thanks Scott, my job is on the edge too so I may be in your situation at any time!

LOL Gill, good enough for me.

Good questions Ian! I'm still waiting for the big winter storms to appear, then a bit more drama I hope. So I'm just taking advantage of a bit of good light because it is usually clear and warm at this time of year until November.

Patrick

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 6:53 PM

A beauty, Pat, I am especially impressed bby the clear-- the clarity of the, water--- and the bits of foam light add so much!---LOL, On almost forgets to look at the long view--- excellent light wat down there, too!

jennnnnn

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 6:57 PM

Superb sky line, wonderful light on the FG water.
Another winner.
Brian.

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Blenkinsopp
22 Oct 2007 - 7:00 PM

wonderful light and simple but very effective composition

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debster
debster  10693 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 7:18 PM

Yep, it's the simplicity of this shot that makes it for me.....beautiful Patrick.

Debbie

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robincoombes
robincoombes e2 Member 7robincoombes vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 7:36 PM

Stunning as always

Robin

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 7:41 PM

Beautifully simple Patrick.
Janet

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ashley
ashley  10167 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 7:41 PM

nice colours and composition

Ash

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Paintman
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22 Oct 2007 - 7:42 PM

Excellent work. Very well composed.
Alan.

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PatrickSmith
22 Oct 2007 - 8:03 PM

Thanks for checking in! I'm still having a bad internet connection so I'm a bit slow today!

Yes Jennnn, the water was very clear despite the new runoff. It was not a big storm and the water even in the stream was not churned with mud!

Patrick

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
22 Oct 2007 - 8:07 PM

A wonderful place and a magnificent image. Great light. JNC

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 8:11 PM

Vintage Patrick Smith ! A beautiful clean and unclutterd shot with a superb sky line. Amazing.
Ron

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Bluke
Bluke  9303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 8:28 PM

Amazing image Patrick..
.Babs

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 8:44 PM

The colour that the light has enhanced from the rock looks good against the orange of the sky. The white areas of water in the fg add well to the fg too

Sean

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Nettles  7 England
22 Oct 2007 - 8:51 PM

Love the mist in the background and the superb colours, a wonderful image.
Annette

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simon butterworth

I love the light colour and composition but I am not so sure about the foam movement. I think it's fascinating from a photographic point of view but aesthetically the jury is out for me.

I enjoyed spending some time on your excellent web site. You must have put some time and effort into it and well worth it it was too!
I have a couple of questions I will PM when I have a little more time.

Simon

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PatrickSmith
22 Oct 2007 - 8:57 PM

Thanks for looking in!

No problem Simon. Feel free to ask any question. Yes it took a long tine to write it and I'm just putting in some code for PayPal. The methods section took some time to and I'll be adding to it in the next month or two.

Patrick

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martinl
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22 Oct 2007 - 9:24 PM

That light is just sublime Patrick, and the rock is perfectly placed.
Martin
Smile

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REKLAW  9 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 - 9:30 PM

Fine photography Patrick, very well done.

Ian.

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ripleysalien
22 Oct 2007 - 9:42 PM

I dont know how you do what you do, your images are magical and thats before you see the "fifth element" like the lone forground rock in this, it jumps up even higher.
Another cracker Patrick, one day I will get The PSmith effect...........one day


Steve

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 9:54 PM

Superb composition and colors

Bernie

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22 Oct 2007 - 10:11 PM

Beautifully done. Bruce

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steve allsopp
22 Oct 2007 - 10:16 PM

loks like you found some light then, quite stunning
cheers

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PatrickSmith
22 Oct 2007 - 10:26 PM

Thanks for stopping by!

Steve, I have a 'look?' Well, your look will end up being different than everybody else's. I've tried to imitate other's work, but it always ends up being different. Usually, I just stand around looking for what I like most about a place, then I try to capture it. Usually I have to do it quickly because by the time I realize what it is I like, the light is fading or the tide is turning!

Patrick

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 11:06 PM

A beauty Patrick.

Mark.

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blackgull
blackgull  6 Scotland
22 Oct 2007 - 11:15 PM

Great capture. Well done.
Jim

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 11:39 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Well summer ends for us next week, we fall down into the 50s and 40s. Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
23 Oct 2007 - 12:22 AM

Always a pleasure to view...

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Eric_Hendershot

To use your own words, Patrick, YOU have nailed it with this capture, aside from the simply gorgeous light on that cliff face, I love the texture of the water you have captured here, and that rock in the foreground just adds another element that completes this landscape beauty.

Eric

(Thank you for your comments today)

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Oct 2007 - 3:43 AM

isn't it strange how a simple object can make a picture, in this case the foreground rock which balances the image and just brings it altogether.

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TripleDshake34
23 Oct 2007 - 3:44 AM

This is incrdible!!!! Well done

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Oct 2007 - 5:02 AM

stunning effects Patrick, what a lovely shot
chris

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Scott_Scot
23 Oct 2007 - 8:19 AM

Like you say, I love the combination of movements here Patrick.

Scotty

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Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 10:36 AM

rather nice patrick Smile

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imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 11:14 AM

i think its all been said, but a truely wonderful picture
ian

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franken
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23 Oct 2007 - 12:33 PM

A beautiful scene.


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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
23 Oct 2007 - 2:05 PM

superb Patrick, an absolute stunner

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 2:36 PM

Incredible as usual my friend!!!!!!!
Hope all is well with you!!!!!

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PatrickSmith
23 Oct 2007 - 2:44 PM

Thanks for your comments! Wait until you see the shot I got last night! Very unusual...

Yes Eric, it is interesting how the texture in the water remained for two seconds. It is because of the sand ripples under the water. They stayed in place.

Simple can be best Terry. I'm glad the rock was there!

I'm fine Thomas. Just waiting for some storms to make some big waves for me.

Patrick

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2007 - 3:27 PM

Awesome Patrick.

Just like the rest of your portfolion.

John.

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 4:02 PM

Very nice Patrick.


Chris

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megamuff8
megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
23 Oct 2007 - 4:03 PM

WOW, P....Now this really woke me up and it's almost nap-time.....LOL!
This is very nice, and the angle in which you've captured it, made it look as if your on a deserted island.....Enchantment!

Cheers to your cutsie little dragon sharks, and may the flying elephants keep you in good company....LOL!

As Always,
Suz Smile

Sir P???? LOL, sounds like........Slurpy....LOL!

Arctic Watermelon, please.....Smile

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
23 Oct 2007 - 4:14 PM

Perfect.. Love the FG in this a lot..

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2007 - 5:36 PM

A wonderful shot Patrick,beautiful light and colours.Looks great.


Mo.

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PatrickSmith
23 Oct 2007 - 6:22 PM

Thanks for dropping by!

LOL Suz, go have your nappies!

Patrick

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 6:30 PM

Fantastic light and great water effect.

Robert

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 6:32 PM

Fantastic lighting in this seascape Patrick, I like the lone rock.
Pete.

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evelen  9 England
23 Oct 2007 - 6:42 PM

wonderful shot and lighting detail and colours.
eve.

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RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 6:48 PM

Stunning - wonderful light and gorgeous colours

David

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Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
23 Oct 2007 - 7:05 PM

Yes Sir! Wink

WellCome and try Smile

LOL @ Suzie Q Smile

Jouko

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kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 7:10 PM

this is beautiful

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
23 Oct 2007 - 10:14 PM

Colours are great - and there's a cool comfortable feel about this photo. ah! Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Nice one sir

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
23 Oct 2007 - 10:28 PM

Lovely light here Patrick and slow water movement just right. Don't see any pebble attempts yet (well except that big one on the beach there) LOL

Mari

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PatrickSmith
23 Oct 2007 - 10:35 PM

Thanks for dropping in!

LOL Jouko!

Thanks Cesie, I had to resist the urge to add in all sorts of things!

Yes Mari, this is the pebble shot gone horribly wrong - LOL!

Patrick

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Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2007 - 12:25 AM

Wonderful sky, and light on the cliff face and rocks in the middle distance Patrick.

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John_Duckett
24 Oct 2007 - 12:27 PM

A superb image that really forces you to stare..

Great work,

John

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Robsterios
24 Oct 2007 - 1:51 PM

Awesome colors Patrick...Another Superb shot from you...regards, Rob.

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PatrickSmith
24 Oct 2007 - 2:55 PM

Thanks John, Rob and the lookers!

Patrick

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robway e2 Member 9317 forum postsrobway vcard Wales
24 Oct 2007 - 9:27 PM

A complete image, timing, composition and colour.
John

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katieb
katieb  10255 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2007 - 7:34 AM

That was along way down - Patrick this is a beautifully captured image.
Kate

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PatrickSmith
25 Oct 2007 - 5:50 PM

Thanks John and Kate!

Patrick

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Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2007 - 10:00 PM

I'm glad to hear the news that the wind has dropped somewhat in your neck of the woods Patrick.

Nigel

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2007 - 10:33 PM

A really beautiful image Patrick, the light and colours are gorgeous.
Pete.

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sneazy
sneazy  1074 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 - 10:33 PM

Unusual capture of the foam movement Patrick. What is not unusual is the quality of the photograph with some wonderful low, warm lighting.

Mark

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SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 8:44 AM

The large version uploaded slowly, with the top part of the picture sitting on the screen for a while before the bottom half appeared. It struck me how the top half made a really stunning panorama.
The full picture is just perfection.
Sandra

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Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 1:58 PM

LOvely colour Patrick and i lik ethe detail too
Dave

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PatrickSmith
26 Oct 2007 - 4:49 PM

Thanks Pete and Dave!

Yes Nigel, the fog is moving in right now and it is cooling off a bit! Lots of smoke in the air still though.

Mark, the foam is very unusual. I was actually going for something else when I noticed this movement, then I chased it around until I got it right.

Sandra, I hadn't though about the pano crop, but it does work!

Patrick

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dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 8:31 PM

Everything has been said but I just need to say how wonderful I think this is..just brilliant.
Di

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gav conlan  1038 forum posts England
26 Oct 2007 - 11:22 PM

Patrick,

Another inspirational image, I love your work...

Gavin ...

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Portknockie
27 Oct 2007 - 5:11 PM

Just love the light and colours Patrick...

Great work...

Don

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BertC
BertC  829 forum posts Malta
27 Oct 2007 - 7:08 PM

Stunning .... took me a while to get down here lol !!
Bert

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 7:42 PM

Oh my...what...LIGHT...

...Patrick, this is luscious. The wisps in the foreground...plus the light glowing the cliff face and bouncing off those rocks in the sand...mmmm...

A...

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2007 - 12:52 PM

HI Patrick,
Wonderful lighting,shadows,detail,rocks,colour/tones and composition.Class work.Take care.AnnSmile

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2007 - 2:45 PM

A beautiful beachscape Patrick, wonderful light and composition

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2007 - 3:57 PM

Amazing light and detail Partrick. The long exposure certainly worked a treat here. Wonderful warm colour tones.

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tripodted
tripodted e2 Member 930 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2007 - 9:25 PM

Great shot, Patrick. The patterns made by the foam add a nice touch too.
Ted

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PatrickSmith
30 Oct 2007 - 1:43 PM

Thanks for looking!

I liked the foam too Ted, but only when I got back to see it on the computer. I just did it as an experiment, but will try it in more places now.

Patrick

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2007 - 5:29 PM

Lovely light on the cliff but it's the expertly placed foreground rock that does this for me.

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webjam
webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2007 - 7:02 PM

I like that contrast of the ripples and the soft flowing water because of the long exposure - beautiful as ever!
Jacqueline

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colin
colin  10697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 7:20 PM

Just lovely - the water patterns are great as is the light.

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