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By Maddie
i managed to get out yesterday and walked what seemed like miles.
On the clifftops fighting the wind finally getting down onto the coast.

I slipped up on my backside, twisted my wrist and got my foot stuck in between two rocks, lol

finally after packing up, had the long walk back hurrying before it got dark, i managed to fall over again and got my hair caught up in a branch.

Finally walking back along the last piece of beach before the tide cut us off.

quite an eventful afternoon!

Tags: General Ledges Dorset coast Landscape and travel Sky sea

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PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
22 Jan 2007 4:40PM
There can be a direct correlation between adversity and results. In which case this will get 500 votes! That is quite a story and I'm impressed. I hope you have recovered by now. This looks like such an isolated place with the rock layers and erosion. Almost like Mars with water.

elowes 17 2.8k United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 4:40PM
I like the light catching the ledges.
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Jan 2007 4:45PM
All looks a bit grubby to me and lacking definition and depth.....which now makes me feel so guilty for saying it.
otter 14
22 Jan 2007 4:46PM
sounds like a day and a half! great photo though!
afunkyname 15 354
22 Jan 2007 4:47PM
could probably do with a few clouds in the sky, but still good as it is.
Guillaume 14 119 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 4:47PM
Good lead lines. A very good shot particularly given the weather conditions.

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
22 Jan 2007 4:51PM
Dangerous work this photography. Hope your ok Maddie. Worth the grief another stunner in your P/F. Ron.
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
22 Jan 2007 4:52PM
really like this, I like the contrasts that the light is giving, great shot.

Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 4:56PM
im fine today thanks, it does look a bit grubby,the black rocks and seaweed dont help.
Superb lighting & contrast Maddie !
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
22 Jan 2007 5:03PM
Lovely composition Maddie, with those ridges drawing the eye into the shot. Hope the aches and pains have gone ... maybe it should have been title 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' ;-D

Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
22 Jan 2007 5:09PM
wonderful light on the ledges
AlanBW 15 20 England
22 Jan 2007 5:12PM
Great light and lines, superb textures and colours. Hope you are OK after such an eventful afternoon!
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
22 Jan 2007 5:13PM
Really like the light on the ridges,worth all the effort Maddie.

pcjackso Junior Member 16 7
22 Jan 2007 5:18PM
Lovely shot Maddie,seems you had quite an eventful day with one think and the other.Hope you didn't hurt yourself.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
22 Jan 2007 5:35PM
Hope you are not to bruised/great shot for all the effort.Well done.
Phil_D 14 81 Scotland
22 Jan 2007 5:36PM
Beautiful contrast and tones.

Excellent work

ripleysalien 14 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 5:37PM
Out of comments for these wonderfull shots.

Steve, ( will a click do )
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 5:41PM
Good light and lead in lines Maddie, hope no lasting damage was done!

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
22 Jan 2007 5:45PM
If you think it is grubby, try reprocessing the raw file by lowering the contrast a bit, and raising the light level to the point where the brightest spots are almost blown out. Then go into PS and darken the brightest spots with some levels adjustments just in those areas. Then select the darker areas and give those some punch with higher levels.

JouŠo 17 56 Finland
22 Jan 2007 5:50PM
...and we had only those dangerous wolves in our corners today ; )

SERIOUSLY! It´s all over in the news! BUT I´m not afraid of the wolves : )

Worth all those damages, Maddie!

I have to disagree with you though....
You do know something about HDR! Right!? LOL...

Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 6:01PM
oh right Jouko lol

thanks everyone
msnapz 15 74
22 Jan 2007 6:19PM
Hehe great story, hope youve recovered nicely. What we do to get a pic a!!! What a pic it is tho. Excellent. Love the contrasts in this.

dven Plus
16 43 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 6:36PM
Great lead in and composition.

MalcolmS Plus
16 1.2k 13 England
22 Jan 2007 7:18PM
Great light Maddie, like the detail and the lines of the rock strata

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
22 Jan 2007 7:23PM
Great lead with the ledges

petra16 15 169 Scotland
22 Jan 2007 7:34PM
eventful day to get the perfect shot..
well done

alyismad 15 9 Wales
22 Jan 2007 7:36PM
I realy like this.

Steveman 15 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 7:40PM
Ah, but were you wearing your wellies?!Superb composition and textures, Maddie.
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
22 Jan 2007 7:52PM
Your use of perspective here is faultless.
paulrankin 15 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 7:59PM
lovely maddie the large version is a joy to view
chris-p Plus
16 75 England
22 Jan 2007 8:15PM
Them there rocks look razor sharp..ouch Smile
justin c 17 5.1k 36 England
22 Jan 2007 8:26PM
Hello Maddie,
A fine shot of a particularly familiar spot.
Pleased to hear you made it back in one piece.
Sounds like I had a similar ordeal to yours on the way back to the car,I fell in a ditch,LOL.
At least you got back before it was dark.I got back to my car at 7.30pm by which time it was pitch black,how I got back I don't know.
Scrambling along unfamiliar cliff paths at night won't be something I'll be doing again in a hurry,not without a torch,anyway,LOL.
Nice meeting you.

Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 8:33PM
lol Justin, glad you got back safely, we didnt have a torch either!!

thanks all
22 Jan 2007 8:34PM
That's what you call total dedication to your art Maddie!!. Super result

chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 8:55PM
beautiful lighting Madie, lovely work
Malc_V 15 England
22 Jan 2007 9:27PM
Sounds like a pleasant afternoon stroll Maddie,this superb image makes up for the trouble you got into.

Excellent piece of work.

wamp 15 276 8 England
22 Jan 2007 9:45PM
Lovely lighting and great comp - nice pastel colours form the sky

martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 11:07PM
Sounds like you had quite a day, all I did was break a lens :-(
Dotrob 15 Wales
22 Jan 2007 11:13PM
I guess you had a very eventual day, well worth it to get this super shot, fabulous lighting and colour.
bricjen 15 United States
23 Jan 2007 6:35AM
Another outstanding piece!
martinw 16 251 England
23 Jan 2007 8:17AM
Wonderul light and perspective in this Maddie, great shot. Worth the aggro...
chase Plus
16 2.2k 583 England
23 Jan 2007 9:08AM
A bit of an eventful day Maddie,glad to hear you got back in one piece!
I like the angle of view here & you have had some good tips on how to improve the look of this..not that I know anything about
I do like the textures of the rocks,a good place for photography but please be careful!
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 9:16AM
thanks very much everyone
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 9:23AM
Well worth risking life and limb for.....hope you didn't end up in A&E!!

Great depth to it........ beautiful light on the ledges, really brings out the wonderful textures in the rocks.

sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 2:31PM
outstanding capture maddie, well taken indeed.

angelamary 16 6 England
24 Jan 2007 12:22PM
Who would guess such a busy afternoon from this peaceful scene?! Love the way the rocks have a eroded. Nice composition and light. Well caught!
IanFlindt 17 740 21 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2007 4:37PM
Good grief, you've been through the wars, Maddie. Saying this is a gorgeous image may be no compensation, but nonetheless it certainly is gorgeous.

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