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Turquoise Cove

By hwatt  
Clashach Cove, Moray, Scotland.

This remarkable little beach near Hopeman is one of my favourite places to be during the summer months. In June July and August, the sun shines directly into the bays at sunset and warm light filters across the pale rocks turning them to gold, but not on this occasion. This time a heavy summer storm is billowing over Inverness and the sky is purple with rage. Oddly this has given rise to incredible luminosity because directly above my head is a huge white cloud pumping white light down over the sea and pebbles, the long exposure was used in conjunction with a polariser to emphasise the clarity of the turquoise water and the pebbles can clearly be made out below a moderately turbulent sea..

Pentax 67II, 55-100 zoom, polariser, 0.45ND grad, f/22 at 12 seconds, Velvia.

Tags: Sky Scotland Beach Water Sea Pebbles Stones Moray Landscape and travel Hopeman Cove bay

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agingrocker 9 14 1
29 Mar 2010 8:55AM
An excellent composition. I really like the use of the filters here and the effect of the long exposure on the water

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thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
29 Mar 2010 8:59AM
beautiful image Ian. Love the longer shutter speed and the fine detail in the foreground
29 Mar 2010 9:03AM
Beautiful my eyes just loved this photo, i love water, that would look beautiful in print, Moofairy
JdeNLucas 9 4 3
29 Mar 2010 9:10AM
Stunning image and beautiful in its composition and effect
29 Mar 2010 9:14AM
Good picture. A
Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 9:28AM
This one is special, you have achieved an almost 3D effect with the depth. The foreground rocks bring me right into the picture and make me actually feel like I'm there. The wonderful texture of the water and the way you can see the rocks below it certainly add extra. Top notch. Angi
jon gibbs 14 147 2
29 Mar 2010 11:33AM
Beautifully layered image with gorgeous tones, an excellent image Ian.
29 Mar 2010 11:48AM
Lovely pastel tones, and the calmness you have captured in this shot, very nicely done
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Mar 2010 2:02PM
Lovely, lovely, lovely! A cracking good shot!
jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 3:19PM
Beautiful shot, love the use of the shutter.
29 Mar 2010 4:05PM
Fabulous image - well done !

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Mar 2010 7:06AM
So much detail, Ian. Ron.

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