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Blue Velvet

By pmorgan  
Happy New Year, albeit belated!

Spent a pleasant hour or so tonight scrambling over the rocks at Whitsand Bay in the company of Cole who has been down in Cornwall for a few days. Amazingly I don稚 think we got in each others shots once, and both with wide angle lenses you値l know what a feet that was!

This was ISO 100 60sec f/16 at 10mm

New years resolution is to spend the lunch hours when I知 not at the gym trying to keep up with the site!


Tags: Landscape and travel

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Beautiful image - love the tones !


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2 Jan 2010 8:53PM
Love the smokey effect of the water and lighting is fantastic.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Jan 2010 8:53PM
Incredible colors here--- !
mitchy81 Plus
8 1 18 England
2 Jan 2010 8:56PM
Fantastic Shot Paul, Happy New Year too.
NexusImages Plus
10 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 8:58PM
ruddy marvelous Paul.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 9:05PM
Quality image Paul. Love thr colour and the movement in the sky.
andy210966 Plus
10 4 119 Wales
2 Jan 2010 9:05PM
This is a blindingly good piece of work!! For me this has all the elements that a seascape should have! The colour and details are fabulous and the angles present in the composition are just perfect. A brilliant exposure with beautiful light.

Top drawer photography Paul.

An amazing shot.


Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Jan 2010 9:25PM
That is bloody quick!
Nice one, Paul. Thanks for the company, tea and chocolate biscuits..Smile
edrhodes Plus
12 547 12 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 9:31PM
Quality piece of work Paul, that radiating sky puts the top hat on this.

well done!
2 Jan 2010 9:34PM
amazing shot well captured
MalcolmM Plus
12 838 5 Scotland
2 Jan 2010 9:38PM
Absolutely superb
Alan_Coles Plus
12 178 11 Wales
2 Jan 2010 9:39PM
Wow, the detail and tones in this are fantastic Paul... Pete must be away coz this got to be a contender for an award!

Oops, just noticed its only been up an hour...better give the chap time to work through em!

andy_AHG Plus
8 106 6 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 9:42PM
Fantastic shot. Glad to be no30.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
2 Jan 2010 10:00PM
Happy New Year to you also Paul..all the very best.
Morgs Plus
9 20 62 Wales
2 Jan 2010 10:11PM
Superb sky Paul, but the image is made for me with the water and rocks retaining so much wonderful detail.

Fabulous detail captured. A stunning image - shortlisted!
2 Jan 2010 10:22PM
Great shot. Love it. paul
2 Jan 2010 10:31PM
Awesome shot - shortlisted and fav.

Excellent - I'm very envious!

2 Jan 2010 10:52PM
Paul, just awarded you my first 'award' - well done, great shot.

Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
2 Jan 2010 11:19PM
Fabulous work Paul - you never fail to impress! Happy New Year to you too Smile

Sarah *
Ian-Munro Plus
10 200 15 Wales
2 Jan 2010 11:53PM
Brilliant mate. Happy new year.

pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
3 Jan 2010 12:50AM
Thanks very much everyone - much appreciated!!!!!

Cheers for the award Michael - well chuffed! Smile

Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
3 Jan 2010 10:40AM
Stunning shot, congrats Paul Smile

Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
3 Jan 2010 10:42AM
No doubt people sometimes wonder why one of these shots get an EC over another. The reason I say this is there are so many fantastic landscapes of this nature that are posted and only a few get ECs. What usually clinches it for me is either the movement in the water, the texture in the rocks, the detail in the sky or some extra balancing compositional device. These are often subtle differences and hard to spot. I just get the "that's an EC" alert in my head and to some this may seem like favouritism. I assure you there's none of that in my mind.

In this shot it's a combination of the superb hard texture of the foreground rocks balanced with the softness of the milky water and then the exploding sky mirrored by the rock formation.
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
3 Jan 2010 10:46AM
Well done mate!
Your first outing with me brings you an EC. You have to go out with me more often then....Smile
I think I will keep mine for few months before uploading now...Sad
RobboB Plus
11 128 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 11:14AM
Absolutely superb. Great composition and detail
pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
3 Jan 2010 11:17AM
What a lovely start to the year!!!!!!!!

Many thanks everyone!

Pete, what can I say - humbled, and chuffed to bits - thank you! Smile

All the best
Done it again Paul, even get the explanation which is nice.

A Very Happy New Year and may you keep your health and your legs during your scambling about on these rocks,

Platchet Plus
11 5 8 Wales
3 Jan 2010 1:45PM
All the ingredients of a superb landscape, congtarulations+ happy new year!
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 2:10PM
Compositionally spot on Paul , 60 secs in that light , perfect !
Jouゥo Plus
13 56 Finland
3 Jan 2010 3:28PM
back with a bang, Paul!

Welcome and Happy New Year!

3 Jan 2010 4:05PM
Fantastic shot Paul, well deserves the EC

Happy New Year

Superb long exposure, Paul.
9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 4:51PM
well done Paul, it is a bit special
MrsS Plus
11 4.5k 18 England
3 Jan 2010 5:29PM
HNY MrM (can you remember what that means from last year?) Wink

Well done on the EC - where have you been?? Grin

All the best
Fran xx
martin.w Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 5:39PM
As good as it gets for seascapes Paul, good to see you uploading again.....and Happy New Year to you and your family Smile
3 Jan 2010 6:37PM
Top work as usual Paul. It's all been said but for me it's the blue tones and long exposure that makes it. All the best for 2010...Smile
3 Jan 2010 7:45PM
lovely work mate, have a good year...
Totally awesome Paul, one of the very best seascapes I've seen, congrats on a well deserved EC.

A Happy New Year to you too.

Rgds Paul
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
3 Jan 2010 7:46PM
Congrats and a H.N.Y.........
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
3 Jan 2010 9:38PM
Just looked at this on a monitor. The amount of details of rocks you managed to get is amazing!
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
4 Jan 2010 11:33AM
Well done Paul - all the best for 2010!

andy210966 Plus
10 4 119 Wales
4 Jan 2010 3:16PM
Congrats on a well deserved EC Paul - a fabulous image have my humble award too - your shot was in my shortlist from when you posted it!!

Andy Wink
pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
4 Jan 2010 8:08PM
Cheers Tom and Andy for the UA's - very much appreciated!!!!

Thanks for the response to this one everyone!!!Smile

Not much to add - but beautiful all the same.

Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 9:28PM
Happy New Year Paul. A lovely image and great f/g detail.

BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
4 Jan 2010 10:15PM
Smile Smile :-O Speechless.

Happy New Year, Paul!

pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
4 Jan 2010 10:26PM
Cheers Michael and Alan!

Now Bill, you're too kind!!!!Smile

Alan_Coles Plus
12 178 11 Wales
4 Jan 2010 11:40PM
Came back for another look Paul...not surprised that Pete gave it the EC, richly deserved and congrats.
BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
5 Jan 2010 9:15AM
Don't let it go to your head!
adamburton Plus
14 627 11 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 1:26PM
Absolute corker Paul. My new favourite image of yours.

pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
5 Jan 2010 4:58PM
Thanks guys!!!!

Many thanks for the generous award Chant!!!Smile

Nigel_95 Plus
11 262 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 5:25PM
I've just come to this via your next upload Paul. They are both excellent, but this is my favourite. I particularly like the diverging lines in the the sky, and the way you have framed them.

LesF Plus
11 182 9
5 Jan 2010 6:23PM
Top draw this Paul, Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2010.

Congrats on the EC and the many other awards

5 Jan 2010 6:48PM
Brill as bloody usual. Does that make me sound jealous? It should, I am! Fantastic shot Paul.

albinoni Plus
10 6 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 7:08PM
what a cracker! Andy
comma Plus
9 108 6 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 10:49PM
took me ten minutes to get this far down the page, and that was only me looking at the user awards,

superb image, truly well deserved.

cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
7 Jan 2010 8:31AM
sorry i missed this superb image, well deserving of all the awards.lesley
LeighRebecca Plus
10 267 10 England
9 Jan 2010 7:53PM
Fantastic work.
9 Jan 2010 8:53PM
missed this one but unfortunately ive only one UA and ive already given it to your other newer shot. Stunning

pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
9 Jan 2010 9:12PM

Quote:ive only one UA and ive already given it to your other newer shot

I can live with that Wink

Chriscj Plus
11 96 1 England
11 Jan 2010 9:54AM
Well deserved award mate. HNY BTW. Wink

dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2010 10:32AM
Superb Paul and congratulations on all the wards.

kind regards
Mayfly Plus
12 485 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2010 8:18PM
Another corker Paul, just got back to the site after a while away and you just keep knocking out these outstanding images.

A real beauty,


27 Mar 2010 5:39PM
Fab picture Paul must sell wellSmile
This is brill Paul, I'd of been jumping up and down with this result Wink

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