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A low tide and windless conditions led to a very still sea in Llandudno for a dawn shoot last weekend. The sunrise was just after 5am - the stillness added to the sense of solitude I felt as I picked may way through the rocks to the waters edge. The only sound was the haunting cries of the gulls - the still receding tide was silent. I've never seen such reflections in a pier before.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jul 2014 - 6:58 AM
Focal Length:22mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:2.5sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Solitude of a Breathless Tide
Username:sherlob sherlob
Uploaded:15 Jul 2014 - 6:41 PM
Tags:Breathless, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, Llandudno, Low-tide, North wales, Pier, Reflections, Rocks, Sunrise, Wales
Votes:114
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44308 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2014 - 7:05 PM

Stunning colour, light and warmth.

Regards Nathan

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darrenwilson41
darrenwilson41 Plus Member 439 forum postsdarrenwilson41 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2014 - 7:52 PM

Lovely image

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6202 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2014 - 8:39 PM

Very, very nice Adam. An excellent composition and the colour is lovely.
Derek

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LDorey
LDorey  1 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2014 - 8:54 PM

Nice capture, I love the reflection of the colours from the clouds. Regards Leigh Smile

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8774 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1264 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2014 - 9:20 PM

I love the way this drifts from pinks down into icy blues. I did actually check the date to be sure that wasn't ice in the foreground...
Stillness. But that strip of broken water under the pier, separating the structure from its reflection, is surreal.
Thanks for your comment re the reflections in my upload. I've posted a response - I tried and the building defeated me. There isn't a true right angle in it, everything slopes very slightly. Which doesn't half complicated reflections.
Moira

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Yogendra
Yogendra  11 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 - 9:27 PM

Beautiful Shot, Superb.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2014 - 10:54 PM

excellent dawn colours and Light Adam - well worth the esrly rise.
Regards Richard.

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sawsengee
sawsengee  97 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 5:11 PM

breathless.......lovely light, colours & water reflection Smile

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redefined Plus Member 1redefined vcard Scotland
17 Jul 2014 - 4:14 PM

Stunning image well done

Steve

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GarethRobinson
18 Jul 2014 - 10:41 AM

A truly great image, looking at it for awhile, how do you think it would look with the sun cloned out as i find that distracts me just a little. Keeps pulling my eye from the foreground and pier.

Gareth

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2014 - 12:15 PM

Congrats on the EC Adam, well deserved for this
Regards Richard

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julesm
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19 Jul 2014 - 10:45 AM


Quote: I love the way this drifts from pinks down into icy blues. I did actually check the date to be sure that wasn't ice in the foreground...
Stillness. But that strip of broken water under the pier, separating the structure from its reflection, is surreal.
Thanks for your comment re the reflections in my upload. I've posted a response - I tried and the building defeated me. There isn't a true right angle in it, everything slopes very slightly. Which doesn't half complicated reflections.
Moira

The sloping horizon might be contributing to that?

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sherlob
sherlob Plus Member 92591 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom126 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 12:14 PM


Quote: The sloping horizon might be contributing to that?

Hi Jules,

I'm not sure if you picked up from Moira's post that she was referring to the angles in her own image - not this one. I've just double checked this image in PS and the horizon is bang on.

Adam

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julesm
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19 Jul 2014 - 9:03 PM

Didn't need PS to check it, just scrolled the explorer window up so the bar was on the horizon. Def down at the right, unless my explorer window is on the hur

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sherlob
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19 Jul 2014 - 10:14 PM

Whatever...

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julesm
julesm Plus Member 111698 forum postsjulesm vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 10:24 PM

lol, shame the judges seem to be using the same spirit level Smile

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mickthebrick
21 Jul 2014 - 7:18 AM

a great image worth getting up for

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54992 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 12:21 PM

Congrats on the POTW, Adam...a worthy winner!

Malc

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derekhansen
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22 Jul 2014 - 2:04 PM

Congratulations on the award win Adam.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2014 - 12:44 AM

Congratulations indeed - it's a wonderful image.
Alun

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zippie
zippie  111329 forum posts England
23 Jul 2014 - 1:53 PM

This is a stunning image, can I ask did you use any filters for this ?
Congrats on the awards !

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PranavMishra
PranavMishra Plus Member 348 forum postsPranavMishra vcard India16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2014 - 3:30 PM

an amazing photograph.. love the title too.. very deep image and title..

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sherlob
sherlob Plus Member 92591 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom126 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2014 - 3:40 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Zippie: yes, graduated neutral density filters were used to balance the exposure between the sky and the fg. I'm afraid I didn't take note of what degree of filtration I used.

Adam

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EmmaMariePhotographyuk

Fantastic shot, well done

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alancuc
alancuc  8 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 - 1:33 PM

Lighting, foreground, time of day - all perfect.

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AntHolloway
25 Jul 2014 - 9:02 PM

Good job on the POTW Adam

Ant.

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DaveWales
DaveWales  3 Wales
25 Jul 2014 - 9:52 PM

Living in Llandudno, I have to say WOW ! You have got the very best out of the opportunity and created something quite stunning.

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Goggz
Goggz  82301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2014 - 7:42 AM

Living not far from Llandudno, I have to say not bad! Tongue

Hope all's well wiv you Adam Grin

Cheers, Goggz

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MarkBroughton
27 Jul 2014 - 10:26 AM

Huge contrats on POTW mate, am made up for you!! Its a very fine image, love it!!!
Cheers
Mark

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Nothern_Licht
12 Aug 2014 - 9:19 PM

Stunning, immediate impact.

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SarahV
SarahV  10
13 Aug 2014 - 10:22 PM

Beautiful Smile

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kenwil
kenwil  4230 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Oct 2014 - 4:01 PM

top class seascape. all the best kenwil

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