Fin's Footsteps

By keithh  
Perhaps one of the strangest places to be as the sun rises. The place has an atmosphere that is difficult to convey in a photograph.

thanks for the comments on yesterdays.

Tags: Rocks General Sunrise Sea Ireland Causeway Giant Antrim Landscape and travel Ni meet 08

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Comments


sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
17 Sep 2008 9:25AM
Nice one ... get that dust bunny top centre/right before print though Wink

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POOCHIE 10 21 6 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 9:27AM
D33 Nikon havent lent you something new have they ? Very nice indeed big un. saw new 21 megapixel 5D this morning on warehouse express.

Pooch.
Mjhearne 9 432 4 Scotland
17 Sep 2008 9:30AM
Love the detail and texture in the foreground, also the great colours in the sky and the reflection of these on the water. Great work!

Matthew
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Sep 2008 9:37AM
Cheers guys

Oddly, that bunny doesn't look so bunnyish on the large version...might have to get rid of it now though 'cos it will bug me.
LOL

camera edited Pooch
Wink
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
17 Sep 2008 9:38AM
Fabulous shot, Keith! Really well composed and exposed. Amazing light.
Cheers
Bill
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
17 Sep 2008 9:50AM
... there's another above the horizon, centre left too ... filthy cameras them Nikons Wink
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 10:04AM

Quote:... there's another above the horizon, centre left too ... filthy cameras them Nikons


But bloody good though PaulSmile

Lovely light KeithSmile
Ange
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Sep 2008 10:06AM
Cheers guys

Somebody studies my work waaaay to closely.
Wink
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
17 Sep 2008 10:10AM
... I point them out to more than just you ... even myself sometimes Tongue
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Sep 2008 11:07AM
I've just spotted another one that you aint
Wink
Wooly 10 112 4 England
17 Sep 2008 11:21AM
Excellent Keith.

You've all got better eyesight/monitors than me! Sad

Alan
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
17 Sep 2008 11:36AM
... where, where??? Wink
mattmatic 12 598
17 Sep 2008 12:18PM
Could be a new competition... spot the dust bunnies Tongue
I've seen what appears to be five - sky top right, middle clouds x 2, half way between horizon and cloud one third from left, and one in the sea just beneath the spire/pointy thing Grin
Grin

Nice shot! Wish I could've been there - love Ireland for the views.
Matt
User_Removed 8 172 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 12:23PM
Wow, amazing colours and FG detail

Mark
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
17 Sep 2008 12:29PM

Quote:Could be a new competition... spot the dust bunnies
I've seen what appears to be five - sky top right, middle clouds x 2, half way between horizon and cloud one third from left, and one in the sea just beneath the spire/pointy thing


... and you thought I was looking closely!!! Wink
mattmatic 12 598
17 Sep 2008 12:59PM
LOL! Grin
Just using my eyes Tongue
Matt
martinl 12 265 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 1:04PM

Quote:Could be a new competition... spot the dust bunnies
I've seen what appears to be five - sky top right, middle clouds x 2, half way between horizon and cloud one third from left, and one in the sea just beneath the spire/pointy thing


Too many people with too much time on their handsWink
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Sep 2008 1:04PM
I have it now on screen for printing and there are three.
Wink
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
17 Sep 2008 1:13PM
Perfection.
Jim
17 Sep 2008 1:28PM
Great image.
proz 11 205 United States
17 Sep 2008 1:52PM
stunner
Windmillskies 11 183 England
17 Sep 2008 3:46PM
As everyone else - stunning image, great lighting on the f/g.
Martin
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
17 Sep 2008 4:21PM
lovely FG and colours
ian walker 11 716 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 4:41PM
theres too much dust on my screen at work to see the dust bunnies Smile
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
17 Sep 2008 6:28PM
luvely........

My new Eizo eyes see those spots too Wink

Jouko
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
17 Sep 2008 6:40PM
I'm looking at the light ! Wink.....pretty good for a singer Wink
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
17 Sep 2008 7:03PM
That be a roight ole beauty.... Smile
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
17 Sep 2008 7:05PM
Chris...you need to get spellcheck Wink...it's booty,you did it wrong !
Possum 9 148 England
17 Sep 2008 7:37PM
Simply beautiful light, a gorgeous image.
Allie
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 7:44PM
wow stunning light,such strange rock formations, ive seen the same in scotland on some of the islands
ollie
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Sep 2008 8:04PM
cheers guys

I do believe that the rock formation comes from result of volcanic lava cooling quickly as it hits the sea.
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 8:42PM
Beautiful shot with wonderful lighting & details on the foreground rocks, Superb.

Yogendra
17 Sep 2008 8:48PM
Love the quality of the light and the uncluttered comp.

Jim
jken 10 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 8:59PM
Lovely shot Mr H.

jk
colin 11 697 5 Scotland
17 Sep 2008 10:13PM
'Tis a beauty, Keith
In keeping with the Irish theme, 'Feck off, bunnies!!' - Father Jack Wink
Nick_w Plus
9 4.2k 99 England
18 Sep 2008 2:03PM
Great light on the FG Keith, brilliant processing as ever, surprised thers no flare on the headland with that light, the filters must have been cleaner than the sensor Wink
18 Sep 2008 4:46PM
nothing to do with volcanic action
down to finn mc cool building a bridge to get to another giant in scotland.
lovely light well worth the early start
skydivemike 11 47 Northern Ireland
18 Sep 2008 11:09PM
Top shot Keith.

Mike
RoddBC 10 40 United States
19 Sep 2008 9:15AM
Hey, we expect great shots like this from you Keith... no pressure tho Smile Superb work.


Rodd
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
19 Sep 2008 10:48AM
LOL.....cheers

thanks for the comments guys
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
19 Sep 2008 10:07PM
I'd love to see this in person someday. And usually in shots of this place I don't see light like this. I'm not sure if they are mostly taken at sunset or what. And yes, columnar basalt is the result of rapid cooling. The crystals are aligned vertically so the vertical columns remain and they crack horizontally.

Patrick
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
20 Sep 2008 8:30AM
I like the foreground Keith, interesting and colourful. The silhouette outline is a little blurry on my monitor, was that intentional as a function of the aperture you chose?
John
EDan 9 18 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2008 5:18PM
The texture of the foreground and clouds really make this an absolute pleasure to view! Must be a fantastic print.
Dan.
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
7 Oct 2008 9:45PM

Quote:I do believe that the rock formation comes from result of volcanic lava cooling quickly as it hits the sea.
I think it's from it cooling very slowly nowhere near the sea Keith... gives the crystals time to growwwwwwww.

whatever, this is a stunning image. I need to revisit mine and see wht I need to do to get anywhere near this!
Cheers, GOggz
tepot 11 4.4k United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 2:41AM
Tghis should have been HDR'd, you could have saved that burned out sky. nice foreground though.

Terry.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Apr 2012 10:51AM
I assume you are having a laugh or your monitor needs the brightness turning down.
tepot 11 4.4k United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 6:23AM
What i meant was the clouds need desaturating to bring back the lost detail, no my monitor is fine.

Terry.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Apr 2012 8:47AM
So now I'm not HDRing to get around burnt out skies, I'm desaturating.

OK
tepot 11 4.4k United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 11:44PM
If you'd HDR'd there would be no need to desaturate, however you see this, the clouds in the top right need help mate.

Take the file back to your .RAW editor and see if you can save some detail.

Terry.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Apr 2012 7:54AM
I'll manage with it as it is, thanks.

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