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Pulpit Fire

By Kris_Dutson    
Ok subtle it ain't, but I'm quite partial to an 'in yer face' sunset now and again.

Earlier this year when I decided to pay a visit to 'that rock' in Dorset.

(Now I'll get moaned at for not telling anyone I was going Wink )

Tags: Sunset Dorset Portland Pulpit rock Landscape and travel

Voters: proberts, BigCol, sunshot and 223 more

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Comments


sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 1:26PM
what a brilliant shot, the light,detail,colours,depth and water movement are spot on

marc

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MissPea 10 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 1:26PM
Wow! Quite a sunset.
Julia
CanonMan 16 524 4 England
20 Jun 2008 1:29PM
Stunning. Great sky. Love the crashing waves. Loads of drama.
georg Plus
12 4 South Africa
20 Jun 2008 1:33PM
Stunning
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
20 Jun 2008 1:40PM
Wow, stunning shot.

Darren.
Metalhead 10 1.9k 2 England
20 Jun 2008 1:42PM
Absolutely amazing image... What a great combination of everything you need at the coast for a perfect image.
NEWMANP 9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 1:46PM
AWESOME. hats off to a corker,
looks like a mega click shot to me.
Phil
User_Removed 9 78 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 1:46PM
Stunning
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
20 Jun 2008 1:48PM
W O W !

speaks for itself!

Rgds
Paul
angej 12 477 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 1:50PM
Very dramatic Kris, love the vibrant colours of the sunset coupled with the incoming waves. Good luck with tomorrowSmile
Ange
James_G 10 166 5
20 Jun 2008 1:50PM
Wonderful. Nothing to be said, just great.
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
20 Jun 2008 1:52PM
It's certainly got the EPZ "Ooooooh" factor Wink
MarkBroughton 9 286 1 England
20 Jun 2008 2:06PM
Fantastic, action packed shot, with beatiful sky, good one
Thanks
Mark
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 2:09PM
In yer face, definitely, and all the better for it. Love it to bits.
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 2:09PM
Now that's a bit nice Kris. Very dramatic capture.

Martin Smile
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 2:12PM
Simply superb!!

Ken
katieb 13 255 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 2:12PM
Now that is amazingly dramatic.
Kate
VintageRed 11 15 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 2:13PM
Has some 'wow' factor, this one.
Nick
rossi 14 142 11 England
20 Jun 2008 2:15PM
There ain't no doubting that its very very good.

But, and please forgive me if I'm wrong, but is that the original sky? My eye tells me its been dropped in.

Still gets my vote though cos its damn good.

Ian
joze 10 Slovenia
20 Jun 2008 2:33PM
Stunning image.
Rgds.Joze
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
20 Jun 2008 2:38PM
Many thanks all, much appreciate your comments. Smile

Thanks for the good luck wishes Anje, I'm looking forward to it.

No problem with you asking Ian (Rossi). It is the original sky, but it has been subjected to some selective levels and curves work to make it pop; par for the course when shooting RAW and processing for print.

And I actually reduced the saturation for ePz a touch too. Wink
Phil_Restan 11 280 9 England
20 Jun 2008 2:49PM
Drama with a capital D.
Excellent.

Regds
Phil
DiegoDesigns 11 117 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 3:07PM
A staggeringly beautiful result...

Dave
RobboB Plus
10 126 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 3:13PM
Tremendous stuff, well done
20 Jun 2008 3:16PM
An amaziing shot.. and a great sky.

well taken



PAul
20 Jun 2008 3:29PM
Great shot

Darren
WelshKiwi 9 3.2k 2 Wales
20 Jun 2008 3:44PM
WOW

Lee Smile
Guillaume 10 119 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 4:16PM
Just stunning! Great colours, clarity and movement in the incoming wave. Great work.
Guillaume
deavilin 13 343 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 4:20PM
Fantabuloso !!! there just when you thought all the words to praise this wonderful shot had been used I found one more for you, hope you have this on the wall Smile

Charlotte
Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 4:23PM
Quality

Mike
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 4:31PM
great dramatic shot. well done
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
20 Jun 2008 4:39PM
Fantastic indeed.
Tom.
20 Jun 2008 4:39PM
Outstanding

Mark
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 4:44PM
I think this is a superb shot. I like the curved sweep of the rocks to lead the eye to Pulpit Rock itself and the sky and lighting are the best I've seen from this location. You've done very well with the timing of the wave and, IMO, used the right shutter speed to show the movement and power of it too. Very accomplished processing as well completes a really stunning image.
Alan.
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 5:00PM
Awesome what a sky and that light is special too

Den
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
20 Jun 2008 5:11PM
one word: WOW!

Jouko
20 Jun 2008 5:14PM
Amazing image. Fantastic light, wonderful sky.
20 Jun 2008 5:38PM
Wow!
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
20 Jun 2008 5:48PM
Many thanks again all. Smile
20 Jun 2008 6:55PM
Stunning shot! no more need be said.
Gill
martin.w 15 501 22 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 8:00PM
As good as it gets Kris, one to look at for hours! Smile
wamp 11 276 8 England
20 Jun 2008 8:03PM
Talk a about a stunning sky!, Like the motion and mood added from the sea in the fg

Sean
sospan 10 12 Wales
20 Jun 2008 8:35PM
This image sure has the wow factor.

Andy
DouglasLatham 12 454 England
20 Jun 2008 8:45PM
A belter Smile top drawer image , it's just stunning .

Dougie
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
20 Jun 2008 8:52PM
Fabulous...
robincoombes 10 1 5 Wales
20 Jun 2008 10:08PM
Now that is seriously good
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
20 Jun 2008 10:38PM
Many thanks again folks. I appreciate the awards too. Smile
20 Jun 2008 10:56PM
A real wow shot.
britishlandscapes Junior Member 10 13
20 Jun 2008 10:56PM
Very dramatic - great sky, clarity, colours and water movement
stevie Plus
13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 11:54PM
This has certainly got the 'wow' factor - great work.
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 7:31AM
well i can`t add much to the comments all said.
carterart 13 74 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 12:45PM
This has it all
bazhutton 10 25 England
21 Jun 2008 2:52PM
Really dramatic with great action in the water.

Baz
jules41 13 197 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 4:54PM
Amazing capture Kris,love those colours.well done
julie
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
21 Jun 2008 8:59PM
Thanks again all.

Good grief Julie, how the heck are you?

Love the PF pic. Wink
nothsafoto 12 170 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 9:43PM
Aghh gee....thanks for letting us know you were going Wink Wink

Nice "in yer face" sunset Kris.

Rob
javam Plus
13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 9:50PM
Wow indeed.

So much impact and an absolute stunner.

Neil
Milla 9 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 8:52AM
Ay, quite smashing, this one, quite insanely smashing even.
Smile
CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 9:31AM
Well done Kris.
Diana 10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
22 Jun 2008 10:14AM
amazing, well done on the EC too Smile

Dianna
22 Jun 2008 11:08AM
A beautiful capture, the colours are amazing.
Well done.
Geoff.
vulkan 10 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 12:26PM
My type of shot..... in yer face and breathtaking.

Its brilliant congrats on EC
LesF 11 182 9
22 Jun 2008 1:02PM
Stunning

Congrats on the EC

Les F
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
22 Jun 2008 4:58PM
Thought as much Kris! Wink
Congrats on a well deserved EC

Phil.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
22 Jun 2008 8:09PM
I suppose i'd better get my porfolio out of hiding now. Wink

Many thanks Pete and all who've clicked and commented, it's much appreciated. Smile
jimbo_t 14 959 England
22 Jun 2008 8:14PM
Amazing sunset.......I've been waiting years for one like that!
James
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
22 Jun 2008 10:20PM
Incredible, the colors, comp, everything is perfect!

Lisa
23 Jun 2008 1:22AM
wow breathtaking...
martinw 12 251 England
23 Jun 2008 10:19AM
Well done Kris, a cracker...
Martin
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 10:58AM

Quote:(Now I'll get moaned at for not telling anyone I was going )



Consider yourself in serious trouble then Kris.......


Well done Wink
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
23 Jun 2008 11:27AM
Lol Maddie.

Many thanks again all. Smile
MarkT 12 119 2 England
23 Jun 2008 1:08PM
What a shot!

Mark.
justin c 13 4.9k 36 England
23 Jun 2008 3:27PM
Now that's a stunning shot with mood, colour and atmosphere.
Like it a lot.

Justin
greystone 10 3
23 Jun 2008 8:42PM
Absolute corker Kris,
Love the fiery sky, movement of the water and spot on exposure.
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
23 Jun 2008 8:49PM
The last time I saw this rock was one of Maddie's, that won an EC, i think, must be something about it??????
Well after 137 votes and numerous comments, what else can be said? Very well deserved Kris, outstanding piece of work.
Stew
23 Jun 2008 9:05PM
Nice one well deserved editors choice
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
23 Jun 2008 10:13PM
a stunning shot with superb colours, very well done.

Steve.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
23 Jun 2008 10:18PM

Quote:must be something about it


Stew, walk round it anticlockwise 7 times at low tide chanting EC, EC and see what happens. Wink

Cheers all. Smile
pennyspike 14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 11:53PM
Congrats on the EC Kris.
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
24 Jun 2008 12:10AM
It's along way for me Kris, but may be worth it.
Off to set my sat nav for Pulpit rock, LOL.
Stew
garymcparland 10 338 3 Northern Ireland
24 Jun 2008 11:28AM
Congrats on the EC, gets my award too, going on a coastal trip this weekend and if i can get anything anyway near to this ill be very happy

Gary
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
24 Jun 2008 2:52PM
Thanks again all.

I doubt you'll have too much trouble Gary. Wink
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 2:53PM
Many congratulations, Kris.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
24 Jun 2008 5:37PM
Cheers Ian. Smile
edwood 9 3 Scotland
25 Jun 2008 2:56PM
stunning shot,composition is spot on.a great scene
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
25 Jun 2008 9:15PM
Thanks Ed. Smile
Paddy 14 254 8 England
26 Jun 2008 6:31AM
Fantastic, SmileP
baker58 14 101 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 8:29AM
A stunner!
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
26 Jun 2008 2:11PM
Cheers you two. Smile
shortski 11 3 1 England
26 Jun 2008 2:26PM
Wow what an image, well done...jojo
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
26 Jun 2008 9:50PM
Thanks Jojo. Smile
Snapper_T 13 862 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 1:06AM
A definite 'wish I was there' shot!!

Superb!!

Trev
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
27 Jun 2008 9:08AM
Cheers Trev. Smile
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
27 Jun 2008 10:54PM
Just realised I hadn't commented..I was busy giving it my award, just stunning.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
28 Jun 2008 8:47PM
Lol - thanks Nick. Smile
TeresaH 12 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 8:23PM
The best I've ever seen Grin
martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 10:20PM
Congrats on the EC Kris.
Smile
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
1 Jul 2008 10:50PM
Thanks you two, I appreciate your comments. Smile
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
2 Jul 2008 7:32PM
no suprise to see this shot get so much recognition and so many user awards. To me this is what photography is all about. Absolute magic. Congrats on the EC too

rgds
Dave
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
2 Jul 2008 9:51PM
Many thanks Dave, your comment is much appreciated. Smile
Landlord 10 25 1 Scotland
3 Jul 2008 11:17PM
wow!
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
4 Jul 2008 12:10PM
Thanks. Smile
SamGillespie 11 94 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 8:08PM
Truly scrumptious.
Sam
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
9 Jul 2008 2:09PM
Cheers Sam. Smile
scats 12
11 Jul 2008 12:16AM
like the strong elements ofthe rocks and the soft water effect. nicely done.
BevHadland 10 13 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 3:15PM
Outstanding photograph deserves the merit and comments made.....Bev
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
11 Jul 2008 10:00PM
Many thanks you two. Smile
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
17 Jul 2008 5:13PM
gets my vote too
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
17 Jul 2008 8:03PM
thanks Lesley. Smile
Derek3755 10 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 12:49PM
Great Shot! Beautiful Light!
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
21 Jul 2008 11:49AM
Cheers Derek. Smile
30 Jul 2008 7:37PM
Really nice capture. This one also stands out from the crowd in terms of detail, colour and image quality. Regards. Stephen
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
30 Jul 2008 9:12PM
Many thanks Stephen. Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 2:41PM
Stunning shot
Very deserving of the awards and votes you have received for it
Helen
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
1 Aug 2008 8:06PM
Cheers Helen. Smile
mattw 13 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2008 12:51AM
Missed this when it was first uploaded Kris. Don't know how, as it really leeps out of the screen.

A '1 in a million' shot - Pulpit Rock will never look like that again! Breathtaking stuff.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
3 Aug 2008 8:45PM
Many thanks Matt, I appreciate it. Smile
den2il 14 203 England
4 Aug 2008 11:40AM
Hi Kris.

Your shot inspired me to travel to Dorset last week and catch something similar - oh well, must go back and try againSad

Nearly 200 and well deservedSmile

--Den--
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
4 Aug 2008 5:02PM
Blimey, hello Den, good to hear from you again. You should've dropped me a PM or e-mail.

Thanks for the comment. Smile
JohnLynch 10 78 6 Ireland
29 Aug 2008 1:39PM
Have Number 200 on me! My partner is from there, it can be spectacular!
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
31 Aug 2008 10:07PM
Very many thanks John. I'm not far away from it and yes, it can be pretty spectacular. Smile
monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
8 Sep 2008 4:08PM
What can I say ?? Stunning :0)
What a gorgeous scene you captured, what a light!
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
11 Sep 2008 10:39PM
Many thanks you two. Smile
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
12 Sep 2008 12:15AM
This is the best shot I've seen of this place! Period....

Patrick
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
12 Sep 2008 10:14PM
Thanks Pat, it's taken me over two years to get it. Smile
Leightonhs 10 155 1
23 Sep 2008 11:15AM
Wow, that's outstanding. The best of it's kind I've ever seen I reckon.

-Leighton.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
23 Sep 2008 9:00PM
Cheers Leighton. Smile
10 Oct 2008 1:09PM
So alive xx
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
11 Oct 2008 9:39PM
Thanks Kate. Smile
Scorpio74 10 34 England
16 Oct 2008 10:40AM
Crikey, that's an amazing shot!
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
17 Oct 2008 10:42PM
Cheers Angela. Smile
wow, that is breathtaking!
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
9 Apr 2009 4:33PM
Thanks Kestutis. Smile
rhys47 Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 8:12PM
What a absolutely great photo, a brilliant use of the light and the motion of the water really adds life to the picture. This is one of those photos i could stare at for hours. Did you do any work on it afterwards ? ie any editing?
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
5 May 2009 10:04PM
Thanks Rhys.

It was shot in RAW format so it had some curves work done on it to bring back the contrast, otherwise not much else was done to it. Smile

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