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Kimmeridge gold

By redstag  
There wasn't really a sunset, but, I did manage to get acouple of shots with some very nice light. The weather then closed in, it began to rain, and frankly, I'd had enough. So I had to go back to the car, drive far enough to get a phone signal to phone home and read Harry Potter to my youngest. Must have been quite a sight seeing me on my own in a car reading out loud!
I have seen so many fantastic shots from this location, yet I just haven't done it justice myself, so a return visit is needed.

Any suggestions for locations New Forest/Wiltshire or Dorset way, gratefully received.

Thanks for looking.

Jon

Tags: Beach Kimmeridge Dorset Coast Hdr Twighlight Landscape and travel Jurrassic coast

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fatherpie 12 18 12 England
5 Jul 2008 6:02PM
Love the way the light from the sky is picked out in the rock pool - I'd say you did the place justice. Dave
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 6:05PM
i agree with dave the reflection of the hidden is is superb

marc
MikeH 16 217 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 6:08PM
With light like this Jon who needs a sunset, you did great with what you had. What you said about H.P. and the rest has just given me a brainwave for a shot,

Mike
phototime 14 8 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 6:09PM
A wonderful image,love the mood in this one.

Mo
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 6:17PM
Agree with Mike completely apart from the 'wizard' idea he's just apparently had!
Nick
bombebit 12 22 Denmark
5 Jul 2008 6:31PM
Totally amazing...
NeilM 14 England
5 Jul 2008 6:35PM
good f/g detail John & a great sky, well captured.

Neil
Gernot 13 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 6:46PM
Great composition.
danbrann 16 640 17
5 Jul 2008 6:52PM
Excellent. Keep going back the conditions will be spot on one day.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
5 Jul 2008 7:17PM
Who needs the sunset - this looks great Jon, quite atmospheric with the lighting as it is.

Sarah *
LesF 14 182 9
5 Jul 2008 7:37PM
Portrays bags of atmosphere Jon so all in all a good un

Les F
Big_T 15 58 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 7:38PM
nothing wrong with this shot it has so much mood and character
Wooly 15 112 4 England
5 Jul 2008 8:32PM
Excellent dramatic shot Jon. Pleasure to take it to it's RC.

Alan
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 8:36PM
Really surprised by the quick response to this. Thanks everyone.
Jon
ps Mike looking forward to your HP idea.
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 8:49PM
those clouds are so brooding , with the landscape , totally connected image

Dave
Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 9:15PM
Really good f/g detail. I think the seaweed area is perhaps too light and could be toned down so it visually recedes and there's a black spot in the sky above the mid-point of the headland.

I think the image is excellent and well composed.

I think if you have a 20% rate of good sunsets to bad at Kimmeridge then you're doing very well. I've been there 6 or 7 times now and had only one good sunset. Maybe I'm just bad at weather forcasting?

Alan.
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 9:30PM
Alan,
Thanks for all those comments. The black spot you are refering to is an MOD flag letting you know that the firing range is in use. I toyed with the idea of cloning it out, but settled on the, 'but it was there' argument!
Fair point about the sunsets, tenacity will pay off, I'm determined.

Jon
Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 9:43PM
Fair point about the flag. I couldn't see exactly what it was, so assumed it shouldn't be there.

Hope you find some decent locations to photograph.

Regards, Alan.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
6 Jul 2008 12:05AM
Amazing image
Dennis
RubberBullets 19 1 6 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 12:53AM
Superb shot.

Tim
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 10:15AM
Fantastic shot.

G
C_Daniels Plus
16 399 10 England
6 Jul 2008 11:10AM
Amazing Jon - one of your best...

Sunset or not - it doesn't really matter. The light, tones, sky and sharpness are great. The stones and the clarity through the foreground water contrast well with the subtle motion effect caught with the sea...
buxton 13 England
6 Jul 2008 8:51PM
Superb shot.
LeighRebecca 13 267 10 England
12 Jul 2008 10:02PM
Super colour and interest throughout. Great shot.

Leigh

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