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Soberanes Point, in Big Sur near Carmel California is a rugged piece of coastline backed by 4,000 foot mountains. I wanted to isolate this arch and give it a 3D look by doing a long exposure so that the waves do not distract from the rock forms. Also, it was isolated more when I made the top of the arch break the horizon just in one spot. I had to run across a low point in between waves to get out to a rock similar to the arch in order to get this composition. And yes, I did get soaked of course, which ended my plans for a night time image from here!

This may be my last upload for a while, as my birth defects research ogranization is moving a few miles away from where it is now in Berkeley. They are not sure about internet connections right now and when we get it, it may be too slow for EPZ'ing. LOL - Time for a new job! So I may be commenting during the night time GMT for a while after about Wednesday of this week.

1 minute exposure @F22 with ND grad 0.9 + 8 stop circular ND filter. (That got the exposure up to 1 minute from about 2 seconds, which reduced the cottony messy water effect of shorter exposure times.)

Also, on long exposure shots like this, wait for the ocean to calm down so that colour comes through and it is not so white that the water blows out from being too bright.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40L @22
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Soberanes Arch
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:21 Apr 2008 - 3:30 PM
Tags:Big sur, California, Garrapata, General, Landscape / travel, San francisco, Soberones point
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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 3:35 PM

looks a great place Patrick, hopefully you will be back online very soon Smile

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 - 3:37 PM

Another stunner

Graeme

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 - 3:37 PM

I really like this Patrick. I especially like the cottony messy water effect ☼☼☼☼☼
Smile

Rob

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
21 Apr 2008 - 3:37 PM

Fine work Patrick hope you are well sir, do not be away for to long that manSmile

DougSmile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 3:40 PM

Like the details and lighting in this Patrick - the milky sea works well.
Hope your back clicking soon.
Regards Richard.

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davidbailie
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21 Apr 2008 - 3:40 PM

Like it well enough Patrick - tho must confess a little too 'cottonwolly' in the sea for me -- good luck to you - see you soon.

db

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 3:46 PM

I like the colours and exposure for the sea, don't be away too long Patrick!

Sarah *

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Mounters
Mounters  784 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 3:47 PM

More fantastic painting with light. So delicate and atmospheric, I love the way you manage to wring out every ounce of detail.
Great shot I hope the move goes well and look forward to seeing you online soon

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
21 Apr 2008 - 3:50 PM

good luck with your new job, Patrick.......Hope you get yourself an extra fast internet connection soon......

BTW...Very nice photo for resting a case Wink

Jouko

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aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 - 3:50 PM

You are the only man on this sight who can paint with a camera. Respect honey. Respect. helen x

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PatrickSmith
21 Apr 2008 - 3:51 PM

Thanks for your kind wishes and comments!

I just got an email stating that we may not have any internet access at all for at least a week after this Wednesday! I better get my EPZ fix now!

lol Jouko, we will see what happens! I may have to go to the nearest coffee house with my laptop if things get desperate!

Patrick

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 3:54 PM

Nice exposure, got the sea perfectly, good luck.
Phil

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keithh
keithh  1022818 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 3:55 PM

This harks back a bit for me Patrick.....it's very pristine and colourful but lacks any...and I'll have to use the word 'soul' for want of any other.

It's back to that disney-esque look.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 3:56 PM

Magicall soft water, emphasizing this fantasticallyrugged coast line-- Arch is special!

jennn

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peterhookwilde
21 Apr 2008 - 3:57 PM

settings work wel

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User_Removed
21 Apr 2008 - 3:58 PM

first rate shot Patrick

rgds
Dave

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PatrickSmith
21 Apr 2008 - 4:00 PM

Thanks Phil And Jen.

Hi Keith, I have something more dramatic and 'alive' planned from this spot that you will probably like more. But I could not pull it off on this night! Stay tuned... but you may fall asleep because it may take me a year or more to get it!

Patrick

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 - 4:01 PM

Supr shot this.

John.

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Buffalo_Tom
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21 Apr 2008 - 4:09 PM

Fine exposure Patrick.Well taken
Tom.

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edwood
edwood  6 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 - 4:09 PM

nice long exposure.works well with the scene.another great shot

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
21 Apr 2008 - 4:11 PM

don´t you have WLAN there?? We have lots of open WLANs here in Finland.....Last Friday, while waiting my cars tires changed to "summerones", LOL, I browsed with my Nokia N95 8GB shots from EPZ! Smile
I´m so addicted to EPZ! LOL.......My Nokia found an open WLAN and time really flies then Wink

Jouko

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PatrickSmith
21 Apr 2008 - 4:12 PM

Thanks John, Tom and Edwin!

Patrick

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
21 Apr 2008 - 4:25 PM

Too late to edit my above comment......You obviously have those WLANs in those cafes, but many people have they own open WLANs here in Finland....And I mean OPEN for all to use! It´s illegal to use your neighbours WLAN, even if it´s open! My own WLAN at home is well secured! Confused?? LOL

Jouko

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PatrickSmith
21 Apr 2008 - 4:28 PM

Well, Jouko, we do have them (both open and private) but we are not allowed to bring laptops into work because we deal with sensitive data, so I'd have to go away from the office. LOL - Yes, you are addicted if you are EPZ'ing while getting your tires changed! Time to go to Rehab!

Patrick

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Kevlar
Kevlar  8160 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 4:39 PM

wow as always

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
21 Apr 2008 - 4:43 PM

LOL......That link MUST BE ILLEGAL! LOL....

OK! Case closed! LOL......I understand! But that Rehab-thingy is something else! Wink

Jouko

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PatrickSmith
21 Apr 2008 - 4:51 PM

Thanks Caoimhin!

Could be Jouko! best voice in a generation though.

Patrick

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73826 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 4:58 PM

Very very good I like the sense of calm. Good luck with the move hope all goes well, and hope to see you back soon.

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martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 4:59 PM

Like the long exposure effect on the water, and the fact that you can now see through the waves to reveal the sea colour.

Hopefully, you'll be back online soon Patrick.

Martin

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robway e2 Member 9317 forum postsrobway vcard Wales
21 Apr 2008 - 5:10 PM

Supreme exposure, the water quality is superb. Great compositon.
John

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Bodiewil
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21 Apr 2008 - 5:13 PM

Truly brilliant work again Patrick

Dave

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 5:21 PM

Magical and mystical..wonderful colours and so much atmosphere. This is superb Patrick.
Di

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
21 Apr 2008 - 5:23 PM

Another really Awesome shot Patrick...
Hope to see you back on line soon..
I want be on here as much myself ..start back to work this Thursday.

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21 Apr 2008 - 5:33 PM


Quote: Also, on long exposure shots like this, wait for the ocean to calm down so that colour comes through and it is not so white that the water blows out from being too bright

This is where soooo many people get it 'wrong' for me - blown to bits! They end up with a lump of 'gunk' with 'burnt' blobs Sad

Excellent, the detail in the rock is absolutely fascinating and the water is gorgeous
Beverley

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PatrickSmith
21 Apr 2008 - 5:38 PM

Thanks for dropping in!

I liked that too Martin.

I don't like the messy lumpy look either Beverly. This was a close call on that account and I was hoping to get longer exposures as it got darker but I got nailed by a wave that that was it for the evening! Big seas mean that longer exposure times are required to reduce the cotton effect.

Patrick

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
21 Apr 2008 - 5:41 PM

Good luck with the next attempt from this place, anyway there is still tat lovely dremlike effect here

Peter

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viper_sas
viper_sas  6 Romania
21 Apr 2008 - 5:42 PM

Excellent shot, i like the mood that radiates.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 5:46 PM

Great exposure in this beauty, beautiful color and great atmosphere.
Bob

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81061 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 6:19 PM

Strangely surreal effect you have created Patrick, the rock certainly looks almost 3D

Malcolm

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 - 6:23 PM

Lovely shot,Thanks for the explaination on how you achieved this,
Alan

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paulsteds
paulsteds  10123 forum posts England
21 Apr 2008 - 6:39 PM

A super shot patrick well worth the soaking, the detail and colour are fabulous.
Paul

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StevenPrice
21 Apr 2008 - 7:10 PM

another cracking image Patrick

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nolongeramember

When the revolution comes and us Brit's regain the colonies.. you will all be on GmT over the pond..!!! winks

Seriously superb texture to the sea and waves, also textures and persepctive of rocks/scene..!!!

truly stunning... Good luck in the New Job..!

Nikki !

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Scott_Scot
21 Apr 2008 - 7:45 PM

Well thought out and well executed!!!

Love the colour retained in the water, most miss the mark doing long exposures and get it too white. Well done Patrick and hope your move at work goes smoothly!

Scotty

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PatrickSmith
21 Apr 2008 - 7:59 PM

Thanks for looking!

Yes Malcolm, I was going for the 3D effect with the light and where i put the arch in relation to the background. And with the long exposure too.

Well Nikki, GMT would be fine though my sunrise will be 14:30. I guess I could sleep in! I'm keeping Big Sur if the revolution comes...

I'll admit Scotty that my first attempt did blow out the water. So that is why I waited for a calm period, which in these rough waters does not happen very often or for very long.

Patrick

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Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 8:10 PM

Stunning!

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21 Apr 2008 - 8:30 PM

This is another great one, Patrick and all the better for your story. Thanks also for the very helpful guide to making the best of long exposures.

Best wishes

David

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ZInaNMooner
21 Apr 2008 - 8:40 PM

Fantastic shot.

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 - 8:51 PM

love the long exposure effect here Pat, i'm just a milky kind of guy......lol
nice textures in the rocks too, pity there wasn't a bit more cloud around though, it's getting scarce in these parts now, will have to find something else to do for the summer.
the colour in the water and the fact you can see the bottom of the sea gives this a bit of a vertigo feel for me.

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wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 8:57 PM

Like the movement from the sky Patrick and the I do like your narratives and the way you're happy to post your techniques for us to learn from Smile

Sean

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rangerpaul
21 Apr 2008 - 9:00 PM

I really don't know what to say. It's one of the few images I've just stared in awe!
Don't need to say more than that I reckon.
Paul

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martin.w e2 Member 12351 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 9:27 PM

Looking forward to getting to the seaside in a few weeks after seeing this. Hope you not offline long Patrick.

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21 Apr 2008 - 9:49 PM

Clarity is superb..

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LeighRebecca
21 Apr 2008 - 9:58 PM

Amazing - beautiful water and wonderful colour and detail in the rocks.

Leigh

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bobalot  7 England
21 Apr 2008 - 10:00 PM

top shot of the day if not the week ,month , year.

Rgds Bob

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
21 Apr 2008 - 10:19 PM

Well worth getting wet for, super detail in the rocks and great water movement. Hope you wont be away for long.
Dot

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VintageRed
21 Apr 2008 - 10:36 PM

Certainly succeeded in your ambition to create a 3D rock - looks good Patrick.
Nick

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 11:40 PM

Hi Patrick,
I'm no100.
Stunning misty,3d,gorgeous,superbly lit,rugged rocks and arch,i'm getting a crane in my neck looking at this shot.Amazing.
Good luck in your knew job,don't be away too long if your connections down we'll miss you.
Take care,AnnSmile

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johnjrp e2 Member 10430 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2008 - 5:05 AM

Very nice Patrick. Like the texture of the rocks and the long exposure gives the water a nice texture. All the best. John

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PatrickSmith
22 Apr 2008 - 6:14 AM

Thanks for stopping by! I will squeeze in my EPZ'ing where I can.

David and Sean, if I notice anything, I try to remember it so that nobody will have to make the mistakes that I make!

Yes, Terry, I tried to give an impression of depth to the water here. And the clouds are evaporating quickly now. Not much left!

Paul, if you had seen me hanging onto the rock while trying to get this shot, you would have been laughing instead!

Martin, so you're migrating from the mountains to the sea? I looks forward to seeing what you find, once I get a chance.

LOL Ann, sorry about the neck!

And the best to you too John (johnjrp)

Patrick

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anpix  688 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 - 6:36 AM

Lovely photo great colours

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LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2008 - 6:41 AM

A fabulous image Patrick, the water and lighting on the rocks are amazing.

Lisa

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22 Apr 2008 - 7:34 AM

Picture perfect Patrick, everything about it is spot on.
Hope you are not away for too long Smile

gill

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pfheyes
pfheyes  10254 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2008 - 8:18 AM

Hi Patrick,

I do like misty water effects as much as the next person, but I can't help feeling that this scene demands a faster shutter speed to catch the waves crashing on the rocks. I guess it's because the misty water evokes 'serenity' and the rocks evoke 'anything but serenity' (LOL). I think it's a bit of a mismatch in this context.

It's no reflection on the quality of the image nevertheless, and there is no faulting the technical execution of the shot.

Pete

EDIT: just read Keith's comment above (and your response) and I think we're all kind of on the same wavelength. Smile

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mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2008 - 12:04 PM

Magnicificent location Patrick and interesting lighting. This is one I feel I can really 'step into'

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youngwooly
22 Apr 2008 - 1:50 PM

Great thought out shot

Mark

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PatrickSmith
22 Apr 2008 - 3:15 PM

Thanks for your comments and ideas!

Yes Pete, I always try to get a short and long exposure from each location. On this evening, only the long ones were looking good, and the tide was not exactly right for the kind of waves I wanted to see.

Patrick

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22 Apr 2008 - 5:37 PM

Good one Patrick and thank for the short tutorial.Good luck with the new job location.

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rmr  7 Wales
22 Apr 2008 - 7:20 PM

a stunning image patrick ,the movement ,detail and light is superb
well done
mark

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photophantom
22 Apr 2008 - 7:54 PM

A++

They said it all Smile

Thank you for always telling us what are your gadgets and how you shot your images. It help a lot most especially for the beginners like me.
Dennis

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GalleryGirl
22 Apr 2008 - 9:03 PM

Spot on and perfect!
Marilyn x

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exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
22 Apr 2008 - 9:11 PM

So beautiful, a brilliant exposure, beautiful tones
and a beautiful composition and a Great explanation on the exposure. I hope your move goes well, I love this place.
Pauline.

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Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 - 9:32 PM

Stunning.....

Betty

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mialewis
mialewis  6 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 - 10:57 PM

Beautiful - love the contrasts with the sharpness & long exposure.
Mia

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2008 - 9:50 AM

Hi Patrick.
I have to echo the comments of Keithh and Peedeephoto on this one.
Technically excellent, but (and despite your derring-do to get the shot!) compositionally I think it isn't up to your usual standard. It lacks a certain "oomph" and the straight-on view feels a little "flat."
I think Pete's comment about the shutter speed is well made in this particular case - a sense of energy and movement seems to be demanded by this location.
I'd love to see what else you shot here. And, assuming I'm not dead, I look forward to the night shot. (Please try to not fall off any rocks and drown when you shoot it Smile )

I hope you're not out of touch for too long. Very remiss of your employers to not consider you when moving offices!

All the very best,
Bill

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PatrickSmith
23 Apr 2008 - 2:11 PM

Thanks for having a look around!

No problem Dennis. I've learned a lot here and I try to give it back where I can.

Yes Bill, this is one of 2 versions that I usually shoot from a location. One with a long exposure and one that is shorter with some good wave action. You will probably like the shorter one. We will see. lol about the moving comment!

Patrick

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
23 Apr 2008 - 7:58 PM

Hi Patrick, it looks so light but you managed to get 1second to slow down that water beautifully (but no pebbles in sight lol)

Hope your internet problems are few and you manage some quality epz time soon

Mari

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PatrickSmith
23 Apr 2008 - 9:02 PM

Thanks Mari, I hope you are right and there are few problems. LOL - Consider these to be very big pebbles and I got my shot!

Patrick

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
24 Apr 2008 - 8:20 AM

This is stunning, deserves all the votes received
Mandy

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2008 - 5:23 PM

This certainly looks 3D Patrick. I hope you don't suffer too much from epz withdrawal symptoms.

Nigel

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PatrickSmith
25 Apr 2008 - 3:59 AM

Thanks Mandy!

I don't know Nigel, I could not get into EPZ until 8pm my time. A whole day without EPZ? I'm getting the shakes and the sweats already!

Patrick

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 7:01 AM

Excellent,
Johanna

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ChristineD
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26 Apr 2008 - 2:29 PM

Amazing capture,a well taken image.

Christine

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2008 - 7:53 PM

An interesting rock formation Patrick, the exposure, composition and detail in the rockface are all excellent. Well worth getting soaked to get this one!

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jstock
jstock  6 Scotland
28 Apr 2008 - 12:15 AM

Patrick - I'm blown away by this shot. Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze. I like the exposure treatment...
Cheers, Jon

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2008 - 5:39 PM

Lovin' that exposure time Patrick ! you have used it to great effect.
Well I don't see any imminent danger so I guess I have to let you off with the sarcastic comments on this one Wink
Janet

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PatrickSmith
29 Apr 2008 - 3:59 AM

Thanks for looking!

LOL Janet, long exposures can be decieving. You don't see the size of the waves here and how I had to stay put while they raced by! I did get nailed after this one and gave it up for the night.

Patrick

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 7:00 PM

So much invaluable information in your description, Patrick - thanks so much Smile Your pics are not only inspiring and awesome but we learn a lot!

Andrew

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PatrickSmith
30 Apr 2008 - 2:23 PM

Thanks Andrew!

I'll probably be away from EPZ for at least another week or two so I'll catch up then.

Patrick

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scott_jessuk
3 May 2008 - 6:58 PM

Very nice mate.

Scott

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2008 - 2:50 PM

Stunning as always Mr. Grand Poobah!
Great Photo!

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2008 - 5:12 PM

just to round it off... Wink Don't know how I missed this Patrick, famn fine shot Smile

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mikears
mikears  986 forum posts Canada
12 May 2008 - 3:33 PM

I see you're up to your usual (fantastic) tricks!! Very nice shot - this and all the other's that I've missed.

Mike

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
12 May 2008 - 3:44 PM

Arh another cracker.. Not much more to say.. I like it a lot...

( back to the land of the living after India ) Wink

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vparmar
vparmar  9 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 - 8:26 AM

yet another stunning shot Patrick - well captured

vinny

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tce5
tce5  1061 forum posts United Kingdom
15 May 2008 - 11:37 PM

Hi Patrick
Am back after along time away. I saw this arch when going up the Big Sur, when coming back when the light was better I couldn't find it. You have done a brilliant job, this is an exceptional shot.
Tanya

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PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2008 - 7:03 AM

Just lovely
Pete

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cameragirl
20 May 2008 - 8:54 AM

Always great to return and see a stunning portfolio of landscapes! Keep up the great work Patrick! Smile

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PatrickSmith
21 May 2008 - 5:16 AM

Thanks for stopping by! Sorry I have not been stopping by myself. I still have no internet access at work and I'm landscaping my back yard in the evenings, so it will be a few weeks before I return. I have EPZ withdrawl symptoms already...lol...

Patrick

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MikeA
MikeA  91153 forum posts England
27 May 2008 - 7:11 PM

Super image Patrick, the 3-D works but may be enhanced if the shoreline rocks were thrown out focus a little maybe?
MikeA.

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Adrian_Reynolds
28 May 2008 - 6:03 PM

Great scene Patrick, love the roughness of the rocks, and the colours, you've created beautiful atmosphere, fine image, Adrian

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SRSmith
SRSmith  6 United States
31 May 2008 - 6:04 AM

Recently I've been experimenting with Neat Image, a free noise reduction program. More often than not, I use it to give me that creamy , ultra-smooth background a 9 blade aperture imparts. I could see it doing just the bit extra for your water here, not that your work isn't sensational already.

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
31 May 2008 - 4:11 PM

Where've ya been, P......?

Another Awesome shot......Yep!

Have a great weekend,
Suz Smile

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Hugeknot
Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 2:09 PM

Lovely long exposure!

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Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:08 PM


Quote: Also, on long exposure shots like this, wait for the ocean to calm down so that colour comes through and it is not so white that the water blows out from being too bright.

Good tip! Thanks Smile

And a lovely shot too!
Cheers, Goggz

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megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
7 Jun 2008 - 10:19 AM

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Time to wake up in California.....Smile

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tripodted
tripodted e2 Member 930 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2008 - 11:46 PM

Another cracker, Patrick. Sorry to hear you don't get on EPZ to much at the moment. I know how you feel.
Ted

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
25 Jul 2008 - 7:49 PM

Don't know how I missed this one, sorry.
Superb as ever. Annette

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PatrickSmith
31 Jul 2008 - 5:51 PM

Thanks for stopping by for a look! I'm still really busy but I'll be back in September with some new stuff including some from Maui.

A narrow DOF Mike? Perhaps. I'd have to experiment, though I could do it a bit in PS.

True Steve (Ameythst_Imagery), there are lots fo ways to go with the smoothing. I'll have to check out that program.

Well Megzie, I've been so busy that I've had no time to be here, and the daytime connection I used to use is very slow now. And then I got a Border Collie, who is totally insane and needs 2+ hours of intense running per day. I'm fine though but overworked so a nice trip to Maui is in the offing!

Thanks Ted.

I snuck it by you Annette!

Patrick

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moonboyindia
20 Aug 2008 - 4:29 PM

Wow stunning image.. Excellent detail

Aditya

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georg
georg e2 Member 9georg vcard South Africa
26 Aug 2008 - 3:07 PM

Sorry for not always commenting on the photos. Here at Qatar Airways they believe a pilot should fly maximum hours. I would love more time on ePz and making comments. Sometimes I do, mostly I don't. All depends on the time I have. Have a splendid day!
Georg

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 6:49 PM

love it

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keithh
keithh  1022818 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2008 - 6:14 PM

i like the look of this place Smile

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Mavis
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30 Sep 2008 - 10:16 PM

Very beautiful rocks nestling in a dreamy cloud .

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tg
tg  1086 forum posts Scotland
25 Oct 2008 - 10:42 AM

They just keep coming mate. Your portfolio is amazing. Keep up the good work.
Thomas

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