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Out of the Blue!

By rhiw_com  
Took this at Porthor beach on the Llyn peninsula a couple of nights ago. I lit the red rock in the foreground with my "Mini Maglite" torch, from an angle of 45/0 from the right, I constantly moved the beam, but it was all guess work, as I hadn't tried this technique before. I'm quite chuffed with the result. Hope you like it.

F18, 25 sec, Lens @ 12 mm, ISO 350, ND grad filter + Duracells!!!

Please view...LARGE...if you can.

Many thanks for all your comments on my last upload, very much appreciated.

Regards Tony

Tags: General Sea Sunset beach Landscape and travel Flash and lighting

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Mar 2007 6:16PM
Hi Tony/works well for me mate.Brilliant composition.
Pity there where no logs lol.

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Bridie 11 6
19 Mar 2007 6:20PM
Lovely,works for me too
liparig 13 233 United States
19 Mar 2007 6:21PM
wow impressive shot love the colors
elkiebrooks 15 83 5 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 6:24PM
Ok so when you make expert at this technique what are you going to produce for us then. What a tremendous image. I love the detail on the rock and such a drak and brooding sky. Great photograph.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 6:27PM
The light on the foreground rock adds another dimension to an already excellent shot
Gaz_H 11 150 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 6:28PM
Cracking shot m8, love the tones and good thinking with regards to the torch.
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 6:29PM
It's a corker Tony. Wonderfully captured rock in the foreground and superbly presented.

cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
19 Mar 2007 6:29PM
Beautiful composition beautiful blues
19 Mar 2007 6:31PM
Wonderful shot with wonderful blue tones, Superb.

Alfoto 11 Wales
19 Mar 2007 6:31PM
Wonderful work Tony - Great tones & colours.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 6:33PM
Beautiful blues, and superb colour contrast with the red rock, and Ohhh that sky is wonderful!
19 Mar 2007 6:35PM
Nicely captured Tony, love the colours of that large rock in the fg.
Regards, John
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Mar 2007 6:37PM
Oh, Yes!

I do like it!


Megzx 11
19 Mar 2007 6:39PM
Dads got one like this from when he stayed with you.
Its wicked.
(good idea with the torch)(very effective)
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Mar 2007 6:40PM
So lovely strong blue tones

dave thelens 14 936 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 6:42PM
lovely idea and stunning shot from it

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 6:43PM
Cor, that rock's a real eye-catcher, and the bg is amazing too. I carry a little maglite in my bag, too....what a great idea.
BertC 11 29 Malta
19 Mar 2007 6:43PM
Cracker Tony !! quality at its best ...


ps. you get an HC (Herbert's Choice)
19 Mar 2007 6:56PM
Now that's what I call vibrant colour; that blue is almost etherial, fabulous quality to this shot and that megalit rock just makes the difference. stunning. helen
rhiw_com 11 24
19 Mar 2007 6:59PM
Many thanks for all your brilliant comments.

Megan: Great fella your dad, give him my regards.

Many thanks for your HC Bert, I'm genuinely flattered.

Regards to you all, Tony
Steveman 12 4 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 7:01PM
Superb composition, cracking image.
19 Mar 2007 7:04PM
Your knocking out some stunner's Tony, clever work with your torch, beautiful blue hue throughout this, impressive as ever, Adrian
shortski 12 3 1 England
19 Mar 2007 7:04PM
stunning treatment and colour...jojo
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
19 Mar 2007 7:10PM
lol Bert, Congrats on the HC!

That's it, I have a big mag lite and I'm going to carry it around!

PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
19 Mar 2007 7:22PM
Large superb!! Well done

Loupix 12 80 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 7:27PM
I don't think I can add to what has allready been said, Stunning work.

Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
19 Mar 2007 7:44PM
Cleverly done, works well.

juldon 14 78 England
19 Mar 2007 7:46PM
Really nice, just love the colours.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 Mar 2007 7:46PM
A winner. Well done.
mickf1 11 2 England
19 Mar 2007 7:49PM
Excellent colour, well captured Tony.
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
19 Mar 2007 7:49PM
An interesting wonder your chuffed Smile
phillips 12 69 2 Scotland
19 Mar 2007 7:55PM
Great experiment.

Maybe we need more info....better with Duracells , Ever Ready... !!

19 Mar 2007 8:03PM

jonny250 11 60 Guernsey
19 Mar 2007 8:13PM
Very nice, I like the red rock, it contrasts nicely. i also carry a mini-mag light around in my camera bag, just in case!
wamp 11 276 8 England
19 Mar 2007 8:19PM
Great work with the torch, the effect looks super and the blue tones work well

KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 8:26PM
Lovely seascape with beautiful blue tones and superb lighting with the torch... well done.
Karen Smile
19 Mar 2007 8:47PM
Tony - this is an amazing image!! I can't believe the deep saturated blues in this shot - super well done!

LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
19 Mar 2007 9:12PM
Love this Tony, stunning blue, and the rock in the f/g..brilliant. Love Bert's HC! Personally I think one from Pete is way over due.


martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 9:25PM
Worked well Tony.

The rock positively glows in that blue sea. Sure you're not volcanic round there!!

nuts 11 Netherlands
19 Mar 2007 9:31PM
beautiful stunning capture exposure compo spot on grt aj
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 9:58PM
I do like the enhanced colours in this. Good stuff.
piccy 11 8 Wales
19 Mar 2007 10:19PM
Looks likes a precious stone, wonderful image.
19 Mar 2007 10:30PM
Cracking shot, well done on your 1st attempt.

BeckaP 11
19 Mar 2007 10:51PM class!!!!!
Possum 11 148 England
19 Mar 2007 11:07PM
What an inspired idea that has added extra enchantment to this beautiful image.
ESP 11 26 England
19 Mar 2007 11:10PM
Blue..tiful !!!

Superb shot, again and again...

Dotrob 12 Wales
19 Mar 2007 11:59PM
Great f/g, super colours, and water movement.
20 Mar 2007 12:26AM
Excellent pf. click!!
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
20 Mar 2007 12:55AM
Awesome shot! That rock looks like it's glowing with heat!
Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
20 Mar 2007 4:52AM
Works a treat, a gem Smile
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2007 5:08AM
bit of a stunner this one Tony, lovely work
Phoebecat 12 1 Italy
20 Mar 2007 5:16AM
Great shot, but that touch of red in the FG really makes it fantastic

rhiw_com 11 24
20 Mar 2007 6:14AM
Many thanks for all your comments, much appreciated.

Regards Tony
What lies beneath the water of this blue sea?

Bonnie image and fine crafted composition.

All the very best
Keelo 14 18 Australia
20 Mar 2007 8:05AM
Nice torch (and camera) technique Tony, excellent image.
MalcolmM Plus
12 887 5 Scotland
20 Mar 2007 8:43AM
Great result, & amazing blues.
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
20 Mar 2007 9:59AM
Wonderful image again from you Tony (wouldn't expect anything less!) superb blues, and the contrast with the rock is wonderful!

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
20 Mar 2007 10:11AM
Magical feel here Tony,I like the way you have lit the fg rock,almost an alien feel..are you sure you were on the right Planet?
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2007 11:12AM
wow!!!!!! tony simply STUNNING

Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
20 Mar 2007 4:02PM
stunning is the word.......

wyatturp 12 2 England
20 Mar 2007 5:30PM
Super picture well done

wyatturp 12 2 England
20 Mar 2007 5:31PM
Super picture with great sky.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2007 7:05PM
That rock looks like a jewel in the ocean. A really beautiful image.

MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
20 Mar 2007 7:07PM
This is amazing Tony, very surreal

Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
20 Mar 2007 9:36PM
Superbly done, Tony, am back up there in a weeks time hopefully Smile

Mari Smile
Andy1979 11 754 2 England
21 Mar 2007 11:41AM
Another great image tony, love the blue tones that you have got in here great once again mate!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Mar 2007 6:21PM
Another fabulous seascape Tony, love the lighting and blue tones, happy to be no 100 for this one
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2007 6:23PM
Wow! Another wonderful shot,love the colours and that superb sky,100 up well done.

22 Mar 2007 6:46AM
Stunning blues, breathtaking.
Tandberg 14 1.2k 2 England
22 Mar 2007 2:15PM
Hope you have these huge on the wall Tony

VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2007 2:12PM
Strong colour.
HowardA 11 231
28 Mar 2007 9:50AM
The torch idea really paid off Tony. It's a stunning capture that's been perfectly composed.
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 10:49AM
A very ethereal feel to this, wonderful work. The colours are stunning.

8 Apr 2007 12:42PM do you do that ?!?

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