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This 50 foot rock on San Carpoforo beach at the south end of Big Sur really takes a beating at high tide. And this is one of my favourite beaches in California because it feels so massive.

The ridge behind the beaches here range from 3,000 feet on the top right of the frame to 5,200 feet just above the big splash to the left of the rock. The one mile drop to the ocean with a 45 degree angle, might be the largest in the world depending on how you define ocean cliffs. There are sheer drops of 3,500 feet in Hawaii and some places in New Zealand, Norway and Alaska have larger mountians a few miles from the ocean.

Regardless, this place makes one feel rather small and insignificant!

The trick to getting this shot besides shooting and running with my back against a cliff, was waiting for the ocean to calm down from a white roiling overexposed mess. The first wave in the a series is the best because the ocean colour and sand texture comes through a lot better.

1/4 second exposure @F20 with ND grads 0.9 + 0.75

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40L @18
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Rock
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:7 Apr 2008 - 3:57 PM
Tags:Big sur, California, General, Landscape / travel, San simeon
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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
7 Apr 2008 - 4:02 PM

Superb composition, great light and colours - your timing was immaculate

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Paul_Barr
Paul_Barr  9544 forum posts Scotland
7 Apr 2008 - 4:09 PM

It certainly looks a grand place Patrick.

Your timing was spot on for this one.

Paul

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chuckspics
7 Apr 2008 - 4:11 PM

fantastic capture,In large vesion can almost feel the waves hitting the rocks, Chuck

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Rylands
Rylands  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 4:11 PM

Lovely image, great lighting has brought a superb tonal range
Ray

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
7 Apr 2008 - 4:15 PM

could ONLY be yours, Patrick...........

Any car problems yet?? Hope not.....

Jouko

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PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 4:16 PM

Gorgeous!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 4:20 PM

Like the details and lighting in this Patrick - first class as always.
Regards Richard.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 - 4:21 PM

What a super shot

John

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 4:23 PM

Thanks for looking!

The car is behaving itself Jouko. Good thing too, as this beach is an hour away from nowhere!

Patrick

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elkiebrooks
7 Apr 2008 - 4:27 PM

A well composed and expertly timed photograph.

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shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 4:29 PM

Superb...jojo

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Mike Gray
Mike Gray  10382 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 - 4:30 PM

Who put that rock there. lol

Mike

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 4:35 PM

Thanks Colin and jojo!

lol.... Okay fine Mike, I kicked it out there to get a little extra foreground interest and it made the splash as it came to rest on it's flat side in the water!

Patrick

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 4:38 PM

A superb shot Patrick, well timed and lovely light.
Pete.

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carbonbianchi

Great shot, lovely blur to the wave. Has an elemental feel-I love it

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
7 Apr 2008 - 4:46 PM

Supreme exposure and composition Patrick

Dave

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7 Apr 2008 - 4:47 PM

Whoosh ! Love it.

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Chant57 e2 Member 8374 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 4:47 PM

fabulous light and superb timing Patrick
C

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TrevorPlumbe
TrevorPlumbe e2 Member 860 forum postsTrevorPlumbe vcard England
7 Apr 2008 - 4:48 PM

Superb capture
Really enjoyed my trip around the Big Sur a few years ago Smile
Trevor

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nolongeramember

beautifully composed , really love the light through the spray.. stunning.. !

Nikki !

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 5:04 PM

Thanks for your comments!

I enjoy it every time Trevor!

I liked that too Nikki. I watched it happen several times before deciding to capture it.

Patrick

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 5:06 PM

Hi Patrick, love the detail and colour in the fg pebbles and the exposure to capture the wave crashing against the rock. Yet another superb cornifornia shot!
Charlotte

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
7 Apr 2008 - 5:12 PM

Wonderful timing (we will make a wildlifer of you)
of the wave.. Shows the power of the sea. The pebbles in the FG add some calm to the image..

Regards

Edgar

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Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 5:14 PM

Great emotive shot. Good composition, colour and excellent capture.

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bobalot
bobalot  7 England
7 Apr 2008 - 5:19 PM

great shot very happy to make it 30 .

Rgds Bob

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 5:27 PM

Thanks for stopping by.

Hey Charlotte, it's great to hear from you. And there is a bit of Cornwall in here I think!

LOL Edgar, well this beach is near two colonies of Elephant Seals with 15 foot long males making lots of noise. I suppose I could work them into a landscape and become a wildlifer! I'll use my 17-40 for wildlife!

Patrick

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ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 5:30 PM

Haha yes, my Mum just literally arrived home, saw it and said 'that's definitely a Cornifornia shot'! It still surprises me how similar the two coastlines look sometimes! Thanks for the click and comment on mine, just left a reply over there for you.
Charlotte

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 5:34 PM

Excellent shot love the wave great piece of info too
Steve

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Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 5:41 PM

Excellent timing Patrick. Thanks for the info on the size of the rock and heights of the slopes behind. I wouldn't have guessed they were so high.

Nigel

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 5:52 PM

It is amazing Charlotte. I have 'flown' over your area in Google Earth and it does look quite similar. Someday I hope to see it myself.

Thanks Steve.

True Nigel, it is tough to tell except for the very small seagulls on the top of the rock in the big version!

Patrick

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Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 5:57 PM

Excellent timing and clarity Patrick.

Alan

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jeanie e2 Member 105971 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 6:00 PM

I do hope you are getting some work done now that you got the priority sorted first Wink

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 6:02 PM

Thanks Alan!

LOL - Some what Jeanie???

Patrick

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 6:03 PM

Well composed, and timed, and exposed and caught!

Rgds
Paul

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 6:12 PM

Beautifully composed and exposed Patrick.Lovely.
Tom.

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 - 6:13 PM

LARGE is absolutely wonderful !!!

*Mike*

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edwood
edwood  6 Scotland
7 Apr 2008 - 6:17 PM

wonderful shot.

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jeanie
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7 Apr 2008 - 6:28 PM

hehehe!

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7 Apr 2008 - 6:49 PM

Wow, great comp and timing

Mark

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evelen
evelen  9 England
7 Apr 2008 - 6:50 PM

excellent capture.
eve.

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91072 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 6:51 PM

Great timing Patrick, like the light on the f/g pebbles

Malcolm

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11250 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 7:04 PM

Lovely light and your timing was as impeccable as we've come to expect with the wave Patrick.

Martin

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AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 7:08 PM

Great timing and great comp


~Alley~

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MikeA
MikeA  91175 forum posts England
7 Apr 2008 - 7:15 PM

Super light Patrick and the timing shows off the impact the wave makes on the rock, guess can be quite noisy as well.

MikeA.

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dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
7 Apr 2008 - 7:22 PM

I know I say this everytime .. so here it goes again.. Stunning!!! love the timing on the shot ...

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 7:22 PM

Thanks for having a look around!

True Mike, it gets really noisy here. And the cliff behind me reflects the sound right into my ear!

Patrick

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GalleryGirl
7 Apr 2008 - 7:23 PM

What a great shot! Super light and great scene.
Marilyn x

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 7:49 PM

Great capture Patrick - I wish it was the W. coast of US I was going to in a couple of weeks not Florida.

Mark.

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 7:55 PM

Thanks Dawn Michelle and Marilyn!

It's a shame mark, but there are some nice places there. There are some awesome swamps and beaches with great water colour and features. No hills though!

Patrick

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John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 8:02 PM

Super timming Patrick and some wonderful light on the beach, rocks and distant hills you captured. Great work.

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wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 8:05 PM

The light is beautiful Patrick and lifts the colours so well, a single boulder at 50 feet - I bet it does takes a beating Smile

Sean

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 8:06 PM

Just shows you what photography does to you Patrick - I want some cloud on my holiday as well - lol.

Mark.

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martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 8:34 PM

Lovely crisp foreground detail contrasts well with the hazy background...and of course good timing with the wave.

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rangerpaul
7 Apr 2008 - 8:42 PM

The dynamics around the rock combined with the beauty around it make this an outstanding image!
Paul

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7 Apr 2008 - 8:44 PM

Power power and power

Peter

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7 Apr 2008 - 9:51 PM

An outstanding beachscape Patrick, you've timed this shot to perfection. The light, colours and composition are all exceptional, a real class act yet again

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Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 10:47 PM

wonderful photography
I can only marvel at your work Patrick

pareen

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
7 Apr 2008 - 10:50 PM

Well timed to capture the power of the sea and the magnificent light. JNC

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 10:55 PM

Thanks for looking!

I guess it was difficult to time this because most of the time the wave would impact while the previous wave was all the way up the beach. It took about 10 minutes of trying to get some decent timing on this one.

True Mark, hoping for clouds on a holiday can create a bit of a conflict of interest when better weather is wanted!

Patrick

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 - 11:05 PM

You never fail to impress us all Patrick. Not seen anything quite like this before ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob

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7 Apr 2008 - 11:08 PM

Excellent image and timing on the wave.

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thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2008 - 11:13 PM

Hi Patrick,
That wave really looks for all the world as though it is determined to shift that rock and it will one day with a determination like that.Fantastic timing,motion,detail,textures,saturation,lighting,shading,sky,the dynamics,perspective and shapes on this one are inimitablely yours.Breathetaking!take care and stay safe,AnnSmile

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graeme34  7 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 - 11:16 PM

Timing and image are perfect

Graeem

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7 Apr 2008 - 11:35 PM

I see my Daughter beat me to it yet again Smile

Love the contrast in textures and also between the wild waves and calm fg. Good use of the diagonal too.

I don't think you need our Caliwall clouds as you look to have some good ones over there in Cornifornia!

gill Smile

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8 Apr 2008 - 2:29 AM

Another stunner, Patrick! Great colours and detail. Smile

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fotodayz  6177 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 4:07 AM

stunning!

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PatrickSmith
8 Apr 2008 - 4:07 AM

Thanks for having a look!

I rarely do either Rob, it is a 2 hour drive from nowhere!

I think you are right Ann, the waves will win eventually!

LOL Gill, she's a fast one! But I must admit that my photography is deceptive because we only get decent clouds a few times per month in the winter and rarely in the summer. I squeeze out what I can! So I will take all the Caliwall clouds that I can get my lens on....

Thanks CB.

Patrick

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andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 - 7:12 AM

100 Wink

Andy...

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8 Apr 2008 - 8:43 AM

101 ... and counting Smile

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8 Apr 2008 - 8:49 AM

Well timed and taken Patrick. John

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Matman
Matman  637 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 - 11:29 AM

What an amazing place that is. Great description Patrick, I always enjoy them.

I love being on the coast because besides their beauty I am always in awe of the Geology! That huge rock just sat there is something I could stare at for ages, wondering!...Smile

Cheers

Matt

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8 Apr 2008 - 12:20 PM

Timing is everything!

W

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8 Apr 2008 - 1:59 PM

Cracking shot, Patrick.
Well braved!
ATB
Bill

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Consulo  10768 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 2:09 PM

A real knockout, Patrick, especially when viewed large. Smile

Out if interest, did you have one filter upside down for the foreground, or where they both on the sky?

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tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 - 3:13 PM

Great advice in the description Pat, something i will take onboard when i get to do a shot like this.

lots of people will probably be impressed with the wave on the rock, but for me it's the gorgeous light on the cliffs, worthy of a place in any gallery!

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PatrickSmith
8 Apr 2008 - 5:55 PM

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to catch up on your new uploads in the next couple of days once I finish this work thing....

Yes, Matt, I love the geology too. There is a vast timespan involved in the making of this place, and so many others. I enjoy watching the waves making more history right in front of my eyes.

Michael, in this case one grad covers the sky and one covers the sky and down tot eh bottom left corner where the wet sand is. I had a 30 degree angle on the grads.

I waited for the light to hit the cliffs Terry for about a half hour. Before and after I did this, the mountains were dark. I only got a few different ones with this light. Then it was gone!

Patrick

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mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 7:51 PM

Beautiful light Patrick. The timing is obviously spot on, but the sense of scale is fascinating

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Matman
Matman  637 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 - 10:19 PM

Exactly that Patrick...Smile

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Guernseydan
9 Apr 2008 - 1:40 PM

I'll echo your thoughts on the similarities with New Zealand, Patrick. I almost felt like I was stood back on the West Coast!

Stunning light and clarity my friend. It's something I struggled with due to the sea spray on my recent trip.

All the best

Dan

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Nettles  7 England
9 Apr 2008 - 2:10 PM

Superb 'action' shot. Perfect timing with the waves hitting that rock, excellent as ever.
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photophantom
9 Apr 2008 - 3:32 PM

Smashing picture. Very skillful. Well done Patrick.
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PatrickSmith
9 Apr 2008 - 3:37 PM

Thanks for looking! I'm glad you liked the timing of this one. And that gives me time to run away.

Yes Dan, I have LOTS of problems with sea spray and what seems like the whole ocean trying to get into my camera! It is a pain compared to regular landscapes, but worth it.

Patrick

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MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 - 3:57 PM

Such information and a great picture as well really has made my day
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StevenPrice
9 Apr 2008 - 4:31 PM

superb work as allways Patrick

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luxaeternam
9 Apr 2008 - 6:29 PM

Superb light and movement Patrick.
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Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
9 Apr 2008 - 9:11 PM

Love the way you have captured the movement of the wave.
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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
9 Apr 2008 - 10:19 PM

this is awsome patrick. love the light and that crashing wave.

daz.

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cheesey
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10 Apr 2008 - 9:34 AM

Stunning image Patrick, looks awesome in the large version. Nice work.
Cheesey.

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piccy  8 Wales
10 Apr 2008 - 2:00 PM

Always a pleasure to view your pics large.
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Consulo  10768 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 2:18 PM

Belated thanks for the reply, Patrick. Smile

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 4:29 PM

Hi Patrick - catching up as I've been away. Well it's a long way down here - so many well deserved comments, not sure what else to add?
Your timing is impeccable as usual! I like the splash off the rock and it's reflction on the wet sand but also the light and colours on the ridge behind - excellent work again Smile

Sarah *

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roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 4:35 PM

Gorgeous light and tones, love how you've captured the waves crashing into the rock.
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PatrickSmith
10 Apr 2008 - 4:52 PM

Thanks for stopping by!

No problem Michael!

LOL Sarah, you probably got lost in one of those labyrinthine castles!

Patrick

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dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 9:17 PM

Hello Patrick..I love the sunlight on the beach, the colours are glorious. Wonderful detail of the sea as well..an excellent seascape.
Di

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colin  10697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 9:42 PM

Fabulously timed, yet again, Patrick.
I hope the San Francisco Tourist Board, or whatever its called, are aware of you being such a great ambassador for the stunning scenery of the West Coast. You should be on a retainer of some sort.Wink
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PatrickSmith
10 Apr 2008 - 10:14 PM

Thanks Di!

Speaking of tourists Colin, are you coming out this way again? I'll make sure we meet this time!

They don't know about me yet, but they will....

Patrick

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Portknockie
11 Apr 2008 - 11:05 AM

Love the light and colour detail Patrick..glad you didnt get wet...

Superb timing and a great shot..

Don

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Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2008 - 4:23 PM

The colours and details are excellent. great timing!

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arpad  7 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 - 6:39 PM

perfect timing to take the picture, beautiful landscape,

congratulations,

arpad

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Valerie1 e2 Member 666 forum postsValerie1 vcard Northern Ireland
11 Apr 2008 - 8:02 PM

Wonderful capture! I like the explantion you give with each shot so the rest of us can learn.
Valerie

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PatrickSmith
11 Apr 2008 - 8:07 PM

Thanks for looking!

I wish you were right Don.

I learn from everybody else Valerie so I try to return the favour!

Patrick

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2008 - 7:52 AM

dramatic capture... Big Sur is one of those places on my wishlist to visit Smile

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bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2008 - 10:55 AM

Wonderful light all around in this shot Patrick - the coloured pebbles in the f/ground are very effective.
Brian.

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colin
colin  10697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2008 - 6:18 PM


Quote: Speaking of tourists Colin, are you coming out this way again? I'll make sure we meet this time!

Nothing planned, Patrick but would dearly love to spend more time experiencing the west coast. My daughter starts University in September so have to dig deep to fund her for the next 3 years. Maybe after, who knowsWink
Colin

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pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2008 - 11:26 PM

This has a definite glow to it, you have captured the light perfectly.
Penny

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PatrickSmith
14 Apr 2008 - 4:29 AM

Thanks for stopping by!

Sounds like you're in the poor house for a few years Colin! After you recover, come on out!

Patrick

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Scott_Scot
14 Apr 2008 - 4:32 PM

Very dramatic Patrick!

Scotty

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2008 - 6:14 PM

A fantastic and atmospheric image Patrick. i love the detail shown in the small pebbles strewn on the beach and the detail on the rather larger pebblr ( Boulder ) in the water. Wonderful.
Ron

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PatrickSmith
14 Apr 2008 - 7:35 PM

Thanks Scotty!

True Ron, that is quite a large pebble. I'd hate to stub my toe on it!

Patrick

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chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 - 6:05 AM

glorious image Patrick, superb timing
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Dotrob  8 Wales
15 Apr 2008 - 11:30 PM

Super lighting, and great timing.
Dot.

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Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2008 - 6:11 PM

Stunning shot with wonderful composition and great juxtaposition of the solid rock and the water crashing into it.
Rende

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ZInaNMooner
16 Apr 2008 - 10:00 PM

Great shot in did.

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
17 Apr 2008 - 4:55 PM

Stunning capture.

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PatrickSmith
17 Apr 2008 - 9:05 PM

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Patrick

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Bluke
Bluke  9303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2008 - 9:32 AM

Hi patrick... another superb image i see.... lovely work.
barb

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skydivemike
20 Apr 2008 - 3:00 PM

Just perfect Patrick.


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PatrickSmith
21 Apr 2008 - 3:12 PM

Thanks Barbara and Mike!

Patrick

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KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 - 10:20 PM

Beautiful lighting picking up the 'highlights' on the pebbles in the f/g.. .lovely well timed capture on the wave too.... excellent composition... Karen Smile

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PatrickSmith
22 Apr 2008 - 6:05 AM

Thanks Karen!

Patrick

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2008 - 6:59 AM

A cracker, like all your images.
Johanna

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2008 - 2:52 PM

Perfect timing and photo!
I guess it's time I use the ND filters again...
Not that I can shoot pics like this!!! Smile

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megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
7 Jun 2008 - 10:23 AM

This is definitely one of those WOWSA shots.....You've caught this perfectly, P...Smile

Cheerios,
Suz Smile

Hoping the pinky is better by now.....Smile

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starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2008 - 8:25 AM

love the colour and light shining away on the pebbles as for the rock and wave thats something special.

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CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2008 - 12:05 PM

Perfect timing and rendition of the wave as I expect from you! Beautiful shot.

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PatrickSmith
31 Jul 2008 - 5:38 PM

Thanks for having a look!

Patrick

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