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Pulpit Rock

By Maddie
This was taken at pulpit Rock in Portland.

Thanks for your time.


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Tags: Rocks General Sea Portland Pulpit rock Landscape and travel

Voters: cheesey, ChazB, Monradus and 270 more

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kokobrown 15 1.9k Scotland
18 Oct 2006 2:23PM
beautiful sky...beautiful everything!


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sneazy 15 74 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 2:26PM
Absolutely fantastic shot! Love the colours, superb. Great lighting and water movement too. Thought this may have been Aussie before I looked again!

Kris_Dutson 17 8.2k 1 England
18 Oct 2006 2:27PM
Nah it's rubbish compared to the other one. Wink
Mike Gray 15 382 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 2:28PM
Really nice Maddie,
The colours, exposure need i say more.
Well done

Westers 14 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
18 Oct 2006 2:28PM
One of those shots that works even though it's got a central horizon.

Like the rushing lines that pull you to the stack.
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 2:29PM
right you wait Kris lol

thanks all
Psin 14 66 England
18 Oct 2006 2:35PM
Awesome blues in that sea Maddie.
Excellent composition.

C_Daniels 14 399 10 England
18 Oct 2006 2:36PM
Excellent Maddie - I went there once a few years back... Looks much better here though, guess you picked the right angle and I wasn't into it all just then :O)
JouŠo 15 56 Finland
18 Oct 2006 2:39PM
A corker, Maddie!

viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 2:42PM
Great colours in the sky and water and good viewpoint to get the lines of the clouds centered on the rock.

chris-p Plus
14 72 England
18 Oct 2006 2:49PM
Fresh n clean..and a good lead to the rock
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 2:49PM
thanks all for your encouraging comments, im finding i want to go back to places as i feel i have improved a little.
Kevlar 13 161 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 2:52PM
this is very nice maddie.
chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
18 Oct 2006 2:53PM
I like your composition Maddie,some lovely light on the rocks,I like the icy colours in the water,nice one!
18 Oct 2006 2:54PM
great colour, and incredible depth to this photo.
SandyMiller 13 932 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 2:55PM
Looks like a cover for a photo magazine!
Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Oct 2006 2:57PM
Looks just like reflection.
Great shot!
gwyn h 15 432
18 Oct 2006 3:13PM
The thumbnail just stands out Maddie, lovely work.

TerryBaxter 13 11
18 Oct 2006 3:19PM
British sea, turquoise; beautiful image. Glad to be No.30.
dionne 15 29 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 3:26PM
Love this Maddie - wonderful colours and perspective. Funnily enough I was only thinking today how I would like to go there again and this time venture over the rocks to get some shots of the Pulpit rock.

mattw 15 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 3:30PM
Good lighting and wave action!

Phil_Morgan 13 182 1 Wales
18 Oct 2006 3:33PM
Great capture Maddie. Was there in August and it was so dull and bland I could'nt believe it! Glad you caught such a great location with such beautiful light and clouds.

Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
18 Oct 2006 3:40PM
It's been a long time coming Maddie, but I knew you were gonna score with one soon or later, and what a shot to score with eh?....Well done to you, you deserve it!

gwyn h 15 432
18 Oct 2006 3:43PM
Wow, very many congratulations on the EC Maddie....great stuff indeed.
TelStar 14 116 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 3:47PM
That's just a bit of a goodie, Maddie :0) Super blues and action; great stuff.
chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
18 Oct 2006 3:47PM
Well done Maddie!!!!
janet xx
stevie 15 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 3:47PM
Excellent shot, technically very nice, well done on EC!
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 3:50PM
oh my god, thank you so much Pete and everyone x
doug_7 13 482 England
18 Oct 2006 3:52PM
well Maddie it`s all been said, congrats again.
Glynn 13 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 3:52PM
Well done on your EC Maddie - Oh and the shot is superb too.

JouŠo 15 56 Finland
18 Oct 2006 3:58PM

I´m so glad for you, Maddie.......

Congrats on well deserved EC!

andytvcams 17 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 4:03PM
Well done on your EC Maddie.

Sezz 14 619 15 England
18 Oct 2006 4:04PM
Well deserved Maddie, awesome image! love those blue tones both in the sea and sky!

Sez Smile
CathyT 13 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 4:04PM
Well done on your EC Maddie...

Cathy... really chuffed for you...
hayleyk 14 56 England
18 Oct 2006 4:10PM
Congrats on your first EC Maddie!!

Really pleased for you,and yes,we must definitely go back there....

angej 14 479 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 4:17PM
Congrats to you MaddieSmile
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
18 Oct 2006 4:17PM
congratulations Maddie on the E.C. and R.C. awards very well done
piccy 13 8 Wales
18 Oct 2006 4:22PM
Absolutely stunning. Just love the colour of the sea and the whiteness of the wave. Well deserved result.
glazzaro 14 70 23 United States
18 Oct 2006 4:22PM
Brilliant shot Maddie, congrats on a well over due EC, excellent work to be sure! Spot on! Click!!!

Ceciliat 14 6 Philippines
18 Oct 2006 4:24PM
Wow! Congrats on your well deserved award...
What a magnificent view! And you have done an excellent work of composing your image...
A job well done...
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 4:25PM
thanks everyone, its weird how that smile just fixes there, thanks for the encouragement.
riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
18 Oct 2006 4:47PM
congrats on the EC Smile) a beaut, like how the cloud splits over the rock pinnacle to provide some leading lines, excellent comp
PatrickSmith 14 1.2k 2 United States
18 Oct 2006 4:48PM
Congrats! This one has it all Maddie. The low light, good exposure time on the water, a strong focal point, and clouds that seem to radiate right from the top of the rock. This is why you go back to places like this, to catch it at the right time.

Kris_Dutson 17 8.2k 1 England
18 Oct 2006 4:59PM
Well done Mad, chuffed to bits for you. Smile
AlanBW 13 20 England
18 Oct 2006 5:00PM
Wonderful shot, the EC is richly deserved for this image
JohnoP 14 2
18 Oct 2006 5:09PM
Great feeling to go with a great image, well done Maddie. John
Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Oct 2006 5:19PM
Many more to come
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
18 Oct 2006 5:24PM
Here is vote # 60. Maddie-- lovely colors, rough sea but ever so well done! Jennnnnnn
User_Removed 13 51
18 Oct 2006 5:33PM
Wow Maddie. Great shot and huge congratulations on the EC.

scott_jessuk 13 249 1 Scotland
18 Oct 2006 5:52PM
Welldone on the EC, well worth it, you have captured a superb scene.

dp 15 165 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 6:09PM
Well done on the EC Maddie. This just leaps out.

ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 6:09PM
A superb shot Maddie, congrats on both awards
13 13 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 6:42PM
One of the best seascapes seen for a while! Also well done on your EC, fully deserving.
tull 16 181 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 6:48PM
Congrats on the well deserved EC Maddie.

GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 6:59PM
Wow Maddie this is wonderful and very worthy of an EC, congrats!

18 Oct 2006 7:02PM
Does your face hurt from smiling yet Wink Congratulations Maddie Smile
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 7:06PM
lol K yes!

Thank you everyone
Westers 14 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
18 Oct 2006 7:15PM
There you go........ :o)
Mari 16 1.8k United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 7:16PM
Brilliant Maddie and congratulations, and very much deserved attention for a stunner of an image, its so fresh and oozing with energy Smile

uggyy 13 2.1k 9 Scotland
18 Oct 2006 7:16PM
Well done on the EC maddie Smile

Great photo.

davidhu 14 19 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 7:20PM
Cracking shot, Maddie. Congrats on the EC - very well deserved.
Retnyap 14 28
18 Oct 2006 7:46PM
Superb upload, Really well done. Bet you are chuffed with this well deserved EC. Great image....

Davey P.
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 7:47PM
thanks everyone
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
18 Oct 2006 7:56PM
Well done Maddie,
denka 14 7 Finland
18 Oct 2006 8:00PM
Congrats Maddie for the well deserved E.C - award! Wow this is a real winner.

Chriscj 13 96 1 England
18 Oct 2006 8:03PM
Lovely shot Maddie an EC too, well done.

xinia 14 54
18 Oct 2006 9:14PM
excellent pic Maddie and big congrats on the award Smile
John_Duckett 15 386 2 Norfolk Island
18 Oct 2006 9:27PM
Big congratulations Maddie, this just off the screen at you

geoffrey baker 15 501 1 Wales
18 Oct 2006 10:01PM
Fantastic, this photo just had to get an EC, it's oozing quality.
Well done Maddie.
shutter speed 15 369 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 10:27PM
Delighted for you Maddie, congratulations.

Superb piece of work.

18 Oct 2006 10:29PM
Everything here is so, so good Maddie and congrats on a well deserved EC.
Nic_WA 14 179 2 Australia
18 Oct 2006 11:46PM
Really thrilled for you...congratulations on your well deserved EC Maddie Smile)
georg 14 4 South Africa
19 Oct 2006 2:01AM
this is an absolute winner!
Meg 14 393 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 6:45AM
Beautiful Maddie! Great colours!
Meg x
VintageRed 13 15 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 6:59AM
Congrats on the EC Maddie. A delightful image. I particularly like the wonderful wide-angle sky in this one. Nick.
Alison_S 13 339 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 7:25AM
Love everything about this Maddie, congrats on your very well deserved EC!

User_Removed 15 524 England
19 Oct 2006 7:37AM
I recognise that view :o)

Nice one Maddie, all said above but for me the converging cloud lines make it (good sea detail too mind). Congrats.

jimbo_t 16 959 England
19 Oct 2006 7:47AM
A stunning photo, could easily grace any photography mag cover.
TeresaH 14 1.1k United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 8:37AM
Well done Maddie, your hard work and determination have finally brought the rewards you deserved.

justin c 15 5.0k 36 England
19 Oct 2006 11:04AM
Nice one maddie.
Love the way the clouds all appear to be pointing towards the rock.

JouŠo 15 56 Finland
19 Oct 2006 1:33PM
I bet you had some cake on this, Maddie.. ; )

I really am glad for your award...

Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 1:48PM
thank you Jouko

Thanks everyone
User_Removed 16 39 6 Scotland
19 Oct 2006 1:58PM
WOW!! so well done Maddie.

LuvVictor xx
paulcr 14 1.5k 9 Ireland
19 Oct 2006 2:08PM
Fantastic Maddie. Paul
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
19 Oct 2006 4:10PM
congrads on the very well deserved EC

ollie Smile
nigelsharman 17 30 England
19 Oct 2006 5:33PM
Congrats on your EC Maddie, excellent image.

Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
19 Oct 2006 5:40PM
This one is an incredible composition...congrats on the EC.
KBan 14 512 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 9:15PM
a very well deserved award!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nigel_95 Plus
13 262 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 9:25PM
Sorry I missed this last night Maddie, (I wasn't online). Sincere congratulations on the well deserved EC on this stunning shot.

redstag 13 100 15 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 11:10PM
Gorgeous shot, well taken and congrats on the EC. Well deserved.
DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
20 Oct 2006 7:28AM
Strong candidate for POTW, and this would really suit printing on canvas LARGE.

Beautiful shot. Dave.
IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 12:37PM
Well done, Maddie - an EC richly deserved. Motion and drama perfectly portrayed.
ChristineL 14 39 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 2:23PM
congratuations on the well deserved EC Maddie. Fantastic shot, beautiful blues and a sky to die for, excellently captured,
martin.w Plus
17 585 22 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 2:55PM
Very well done Maddie, a well deserved EC.
TrevorPlumbe 13 60 England
20 Oct 2006 4:53PM
Well done on your EC Maddie.

Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 8:33PM
thank you
MickS 14 23 14 England
21 Oct 2006 5:49PM
Watcha Maddie,
excellent shot.
I see the ed has, at last, woken up and found you, about time to.
User_Removed 14 825 Lithuania
22 Oct 2006 5:54AM
superb!... congrats` Mad`!
suleesia 15 176 Malaysia
22 Oct 2006 4:06PM
Congrats and welcome to the club Smile
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 7:07PM
many thanks
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
22 Oct 2006 7:57PM
An absolute stunner Maddie.
Congrats on the EC, well deserved.

bassan Plus
16 13
24 Oct 2006 7:48PM
pennyspike 16 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2006 11:01PM
I've only just found this one Maddie.
Congrats on the EC.
Pity you didn't put it into the Portland Heritage Comp. A picture of Pulpit Rock won the Portland Section, this would have given it a run for its money.
Maybe next year.
MarkT 14 119 2 England
28 Oct 2006 3:31PM
A beauty and congrats.

deegee 14 181 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2006 4:34PM
Well done Maddie! You've certainly put the work in a deserve the recognition. Smile

I've not been around recently, so could you accept this click for all the great ones I've missed or I'll never catch up Wink
Mrmojo 13 2 England
1 Nov 2006 10:31PM
Perfect,i love this - well done
plugin 15 1 Canada
2 Nov 2006 9:06PM
Wow, how did I ever miss this? Great shot!
clarkycat 16 89
9 Nov 2006 6:03PM
Excellent! It's like you designed those clouds to lead your eye to the rock! Great use of natural perspective!

chinny 14 492 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2006 8:33PM
Excellent Comp on this Maddie !
tim g 16 13 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2006 7:40PM
Wonderful capture

StevenPrice 15 30 2 England
18 Dec 2006 11:22AM
Great colour well done on the EC.

bmx_bandit 13 56
8 Jan 2007 4:53PM
A stunning shot well worthy of all the attention!
10 Jan 2007 8:16AM
Absolutely Beautiful, Maddie...Smile

Suzan Smile
rosie42 15 7 Australia
31 Jan 2007 9:22AM
Congratulations on your EC!

Susie :o)
tepot 15 4.4k United Kingdom
2 Feb 2007 5:05PM
i can see why you got an EC for this Maddie, superb effort, i got the 10-20mm for Crimbo but havn't had much opportunity to play with it yet, love the wide perspective it gives.
tripodted 14 32 1 Northern Ireland
7 Feb 2007 3:03PM
Very well deserved EC!
Kim19 16 31
17 Apr 2007 8:59AM
29 May 2007 6:02PM
Love the scene, the turbulent water is full of energy, Adrian
GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2007 1:06PM
Great photo, love the sky especially.

xelle 12
23 Jun 2007 4:41PM
Beautiful colours ... a real WISH I WAS THERE shot.
Arty 16 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 5:43PM
Brilliant shot!
looboss 12 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 7:23PM
padawson_1 13 236 England
25 Jul 2007 8:08PM
fantastic. peter
veggiesosage 12 82 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 8:22PM
Beautiful light and colours. Caught this via your Dorset Life cover thread, congrats.
Fishnet 15 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 10:13PM
It feels like I'm being sucked into the middle of the photo !!
Frank_Reid 13 227 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 11:34PM
top quality what more can or needs to be said....

stevekhart 13 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 10:20AM
Congratulations Maddie - looks like you found some summer somewhere!
Portknockie 15 48 Scotland
16 Aug 2007 1:11PM
Yep ..beautiful shot well done Maddie..

User_Removed 12 485 13 England
13 Sep 2007 5:34PM
brilliant, a real cracker
AndrewR 12 1 3 Wales
2 Oct 2007 8:53PM
Fantastic, love your work, is excellent!

11 Mar 2008 9:08PM
Wow what a wonderful shot! it doesn't look like that very often!
HectorRivera 12 17 1 United States
13 May 2008 3:30AM
Extraordinary, love this picture.
19 Jun 2008 4:30AM
Cristian 14 950 1
23 Nov 2008 6:47PM
Carcking capture.

Cristian Smile

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